Squash: Egypt's ElShorbagy beats Nick Matthew to reach World championship semis
Ahram Online, Thursday 14 Dec 2017


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
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [8] Paul Coll (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (44m)
[3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [5] 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
[4] Ali Farag (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v [2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)

Draw – Men’s Semi-Finals (Top Half): To Be Played December 16
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)

Results – Quarter-Finals: 2017 Women’s AJ Bell PSA World Championships
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [5] Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (30m)
[8] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [16] Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (40m)

Draw – Women’s Quarter-Finals (Bottom Half): To Be Played December 15
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) v [9] Joelle King (NZL)
[6] Nicol David (MAS) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

Draw – Women’s Semi-Finals (Top Half): To Be Played December 16
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [8] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)

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