Squash: Ashour sets up Willstrop showdown in El Gouna Open final

Karim Farouk, Friday 13 Apr 2012

It will be another Egypt vs England final on Friday

Ramy Ashour defeated Nick Matthew from England in the semis (Photo: tournament's official website)

Ramy Ashour reached his second El Gouna final on Thursday after beating Englishman Nick Matthew 3-1 in El Gouna international Squash Open semi-final.

The Egyptian former world champion won easily the first game 11/4, struggled in the second 9/11 before earning hard-fought victories in the rest of the games 11/8 and 11/9.

Top seed James Willstrop, surprisingly eased past world number four Karim Darwish from Egypt in straight games 11/7, 11/5 and 11/2. This semi-final was unfortunately interrupted after one point of the second game due to slippy floor conditions on the glass court.

The players were slipping a lot and decided it would be dangerous to continue. The match was resumed on the traditional court at the Movenpick.

Willstrop will play Ashour in the final on Friday.

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