Squash: Egypt's Ramy Ashour advances to World Championship quarters

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Oct 2016

Ramy Ashour
Ramy Ashour is seeking his fourth World title (official twitter account)

Egyptian player Ramy Ashour has reached the quarter finals of the World squash Champion on Monday after defeating Daryl Selby of England 3-1.

The 29-year old seems in control during the first game winning 11/6 before slipping at the second 8/11 but then he showed his full strength and talent in the final two games 11/5 and 11/6.

Ashour – a three time world champion – will face his fellow countryman Fares Dessouky who beat Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia 3-2.

"I think after the first game I wanted to win and that was a mistake. I should just stick to playing right. I got excited and then got hard on myself. The second game went well, but he started pushing me into all four corners and I wasn’t really playing like I was in the first game," Ashour said after the game.

"I just wanted to play the right way, the way I was playing in the first game and I did get back to playing the right way again. I’m glad I’m listening more between games, which is good. I’m getting more input and I’m not as stubborn as I used to be. I’m trying to relax myself between games, you may see me getting mad in the games, but I’m learning to listen more because I obviously don’t know everything. When I lose, of course I don’t know everything," he concluded.

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