Squash: Egypt's Elshorbagy claims thrilling win to reach Al-Ahram open semis, Ashour withdraws

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Sep 2016

Mohamed Elshorbagy
Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy beat Simon Rosner of Germany in five sets (Photo: Ahram Squash Open website)

Men world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy sealed a place in Al-Ahram open semis after defeating Simon Rosner 3-2 (5-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-6 and 11-5) in a five-set thriller on Tuesday.

The Egyptian player came from a 2-1 set down to win the game 3-2 after defeating the German player in the last two sets.

Elshorbagy will face Ali Farag in the semis on Thursday as former Rami Ashour retired from the game with a muscle injury. 

The quarters resume on Wednesday in an all Egyptian affair as Karim Abdel-Gawad will face Tarek Momen and Omar Mosaad will play Zahed Mohamed.

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