World number 3 Mohamed ElShorbagy reached the squash World Championship semi-finals after defeating veteran champion Nick Matthew 3-1 in the tournament's quarters on Thursday.
He needed a 53 minutes to overcome the three-time World Champion to set a date with World number one Gregory Gaultier of France in the semis on Saturday.
The Frenchman eased-past Paul Coll of New Zealand 3-0 in the quarters on Thursday.
In the Women's tournament top seed Nour El Sherbini secured a place in the competition's semis after claiming an easy 3-0 win over compatriot Nouran Gohar in a 30 minutes game.
"It’s always tough playing someone from your own country," Nour El Sherbini told squash site on Thursday.
"Nouran is always a hard opponent, you know she’ll make a plan based on the last match, it’s like a game of Chess, I try to mix up the pace a lot.
"Trying to defend the title there’s more pressure, but I try not to think about it, I’ll just keep trying to play my best …''
El-Sherbini will face compatriot Nour El-Tayeb in the semis on Saturday.
Results – Quarter-Finals: 2017 Men’s AJ Bell PSA World Championships
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt  Paul Coll (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (44m)
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt  Nick Matthew (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6 (53m)
Draw – Men’s Quarter-Finals (Bottom Half): To Be Played December 15
 Ali Farag (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
Draw – Men’s Semi-Finals (Top Half): To Be Played December 16
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v  Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
Results – Quarter-Finals: 2017 Women’s AJ Bell PSA World Championships
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (30m)
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt  Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (40m)
Draw – Women’s Quarter-Finals (Bottom Half): To Be Played December 15
 Camille Serme (FRA) v  Joelle King (NZL)
 Nicol David (MAS) v  Raneem El Welily (EGY)
Draw – Women’s Semi-Finals (Top Half): To Be Played December 16
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v  Nour El Tayeb (EGY)