Squash: Ashour faces Frenchman Gaultier in British Grand Prix quarters

Hatem Maher, Friday 23 Sep 2011

Egyptian Ramy Ashour eyes a place in the British Grand Prix semis as he faces Frenchman Gregory Gaultier on Friday

Ramy Ashour

Egyptian Ramy Ashour will be looking to join fellow countryman Amr Shabana in the British Grand Prix semi final when he plays Frenchman Gregory Gaultier on Friday night.

Four-time world champion Shabana booked a last-four spot after beating Englishman Adrian Grant 3-0 on Thursday. He will face Nick Matthew of England in the semis.

Ashour is seeking to win the trophy to bridge the 50-point gap with world number one Matthew.

The Grand Prix semi final would feature three Egyptians if Ashour managed to overcome Gaultier (world number 6). If Ashour beat the Frenchman, he will set up a semi-final match with either Karim Darwish or Omar Mosaad.

Darwish (world number 3) and Mosaad, who are both Egyptians, meet in the remaining quarter final game on Friday.

 

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