Squash: Egyptian trio reach Black Ball semis

Inas Mazhar , Saturday 8 Dec 2018

Abdel Gawad beat El Shorbagy in the quarters

Three Egyptian players Karim Abdel Gawad, Tarek Moeman and Aly Farag have made it to the semifinals of the 2018 Black Ball Squash Open which is currently being held in New Cairo.

The highlight of today's semifinal will be the all-Egyptian semifinal between karim Abdel Gawad and Tarek Moemen, a tough game which is dubbed as an early final of the 180,000 platinium tournament.

World no 9 Abdel Gawad cruised to the semifinal after beating the world top ranked player Mohamed El Shorbagy 3-0 in straight sets (11-9, 12-4, 12-10), while Moemen beat fellow countryman Mohamed Abu El Ghar 3-1 (11-9, 7-11, 11-9,11-5)

Holland's Paul Coll also joined the Egyptian trio after beating Germany's Rosner 3-1 (5-11, 11-3, 11-7 and 11-3). Coll will today face Farag in the second semi-final. Farag had to beat India's Suarev Gosal 11-6,11-3,11-9 to qualify to the semifinals.

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