Squash: Ashour, Darwish advance to British Grand prix semi-finals

Fouad Mansour, Friday 23 Sep 2011

Two more Egyptians reach the semi-finals of the British Grand Prix on Friday


Egyptian World number two Rami Ashour beat Frenchman Gregory Gaultier 3/0 in 69 minutes on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of Manchester Rowe British Grand Prix.

In the other all Egyptian quarter-final of the night Karim Darwish beat unseeded, world number 14, Omar Mosaad 3/0 in 57 minutes.

The Grand Prix semifinals feature three Egyptians: Ashour, Darwish and four times world champion Amr Chabana, who will face world number one Englishman Nick Matthew.

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

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [7] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-5, 15-13, 8-11, 11-7 (78m)

[5] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 (46m)

[2] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [6] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 (69m)

[3] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (57m)


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