Squash: Shabana set up Matthew showdown in British GP semi-final

Karim Farouk, Thursday 22 Sep 2011

Amr Shabana beat Adrian Grant in the British Grand Prix quarter-finals

Amr Shabana
Amr Shabana

Four-time World Champion Amr Shabana eased to the British Grand Prix semi-finals after defeating Englishman Adrian Grant 3-0 on Thursday.

Shabana won the first two sets easily 11-5, 11-6 to get a convincing advantage. In the third, the 32-year old Egyptian got a little bit tired against a battling Grant who held him to a  9-9 and then 10-10 draws but Shabana finally took it to 12-10 and went through to the last four.

He will play World number one Nick Matthew from England who beat his fellow country man Peter Barker 3-1 (11-5, 15-13, 8-11, 11-7) on Thursday.

On Friday, Ramy Ashour will face Frenchman Gregory Gaultier – world number six- while Karim Darwish will play Omar Mosaad.

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