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Squash: Elshorbagy, Farag, Sherbini and El-Welily set up all-Egyptian finals at Hong Kong Open

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 18 Nov 2017
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Elshorbagy celebrates Saturday's victory over brother Marawan at the Hong Kong Open semis (Photo: Mohamed Elshorbagy's official facebook page)
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Egypt is guaranteed both the men and women titles at the 2017 Hong Kong squash Open after seeing four Egyptian players – Mohamed Elshorbagy, Ali Farag, Nour El-Sherbini and Raneem El-Welily – proceed in Saturday's semis to ensure a place in Sunday's final.

Early on Saturday, it only took world number three Mohamed Elshorbagy 47 minutes to defeat his younger brother Marwan Elshorbagy (3-0 13/11, 11/5, 12/10) and reach the sixth PSA final in a row.

Mohamed, who won the Hong Kong title twice before, will be facing countryman and world number four Ali Farag, who secured a 3-1 win (11/8, 11/9, 6/11, 11/7) over Egypt's Karim Abdel-Gawad in the semi final.

In the women's contest, world number one Nour El Sherbini will be present in Sunday's final for the first time in her career after beating world number four Laura Massaro of England 3-2 (11/7, 5/11, 5/11, 11/8, 11/3) in the semis.

El-Sherbini will face Egyptian star and world number two Raneem El-Welily, who also reached her third final at Hong Kong after defeating world number three Camille Serme of France 3-2 (5/11, 11/7, 11/6, 6/11, 11/6).

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