Thu 26th April, Day Nine:
Edition of #ELGOUNASQUASH continues tonight with four semi-finals (and
it's Semis day in the MASTERS
Egyptian Clean Sweep
as men's top seed and defending champion are beaten
semi-finals, contested by the top four seeds in both events, produced
four thrilling matches, four Egyptian winners and a guaranteed new men's
champion as the top seed and defending champion were both beaten.
Top seed Nour El Sherbini started the evening off with a four
game win over Laura Massaro, pulling away after the Englishwoman had
levelled at one-all.
Raneem El Welily in a repeat of last year's World Champs final
here after the second seed came from one-two down to beat compatrion
Nour El Tayeb.
In the men's
semis it was Marwan who prevailed agains elder brother Mohamed in
the latest all-ElShorbagy match, coming through as Mohamed faded in the
champion Gregory Gaultier looked on course as he fought back from a game
down against Ali Farag, but the Egyprian staged his own comeback,
taking the last two games to complete the Egyptian clean sweep.
 Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 3-1  Laura Massaro (Eng)
11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 11-6 (42m)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy) 3-2  Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy)
11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-2 (75m)
 Raneem El Welily (Egy) 3-2  Nour El Tayeb (Egy)
11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9 (63m)
 Ali Farag (Egy) 3-2  Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
11-9, 5-11, 10-12, 11-2, 11-9 (71m)
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