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Squash: Egyptian stars Elshorbagy, Ashour reach Al-Ahram Open quarters

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2016
Mohamed Elshorbagy
Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy defeated Cameron Pilley of Australia 3-1 (Photo: Ahram Squash Open website)
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Egypt's squash stars Mohamed Elshorbagy and Ramy Ashour have reached Al-Ahram Squash Open quarterfinals on Monday after beating Australia’s Cameron Pilley and countryman Omar Abdel Meguid respectively.

The 25-year-old Elshorbagy, who has been on top of the men's world ranking since November 2014, defeated Pilley 3-1 (9/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/8).

He will face Germany's Simon Rosner in the quarters on Wedensday.

Former World Champion Ashour, 28, defeated Abdel-Meguid 3-1 (11/5, 5/11, 11/7, 11/6).

Ashour will play against Egyptian compatriot Ali Farag who defeated Fares Dessouki 3-0 in round of 16.

Al-Ahram Open, one of the major tournaments in the squash world, rejoins the PSA World Tour calendar for the first time since 2001 with $100,000 worth of prizes for each of the men and women's events.

The tournament's main draw started on Monday and will run until 23 September.

 

Round of 16
 
 
Mohamed Elshorbagy 3-1 Cameron Pilley (9/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/8)
Simon Rosner 3-1 Youssef Soliman (11/1, 9/11, 11/4, 12/10)
Ramy Ashour 3-1 Omar Abdel-Meguid (11/5, 5/11, 11/7, 11/6)
Ali Farag 3-0 Fares Dessouky (11/6, 11/9, 11/6)
Karim Abdel-Gawad 3-1 Greg Lobban (10/12, 11/8, 14/12, 11/8)
Tarek Momen 3-0 Mohamed Reda (11/4, 11/5, 11/3)
Zahed Mohamed 3-2 Borja Golan (10/12, 11/8, 5/11, 12/10, 11/6)
Omar Mosaad v Karim Ali Fathi
 
Quarter finals
 
Tuesday 20 September
Mohamed Elshorbagy v Simon Rosner
Ramy Ashour v Ali Farag
 
Wednesday 21 September
Karim Abdel-Gawad v Tarek Momen
Zahed Mohamed v Omar Mosaad / Karim Ali Fathi
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