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19/10/2020
CIB Egyptian Open 2020

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$270,000 CIB Egyptian Open, Cairo, Egypt

CIB Egyptian Open 2020
Mens Draw
10 - 17 Oct
Cairo, Egypt, $270k

ROUND TWO
13 OCT
ROUND THREE
14 OCT
QUARTERS
15-16 OCT
SEMIS
17 OCT
FINAL
18 OCT
[1] Ali Farag (EGY)
11-1, 11-3, 11-7 (29m)
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Ali Farag
10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 (77m)
Nicolas Müller
Ali Farag
11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (50m)
Gregory Gaultier
 

Ali Farag
11-3, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4 (72m)
Mostafa Asal

Ali Farag
11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (48m)
Tarek Momen

 

 

Nicolas Müller (SUI)
11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (31m)
[WC] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
[9/16] Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10 (61m)
Borja Golan (ESP)
Gregory Gaultier
11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10 (63m)
Miguel Rodriguez
[8] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
11-6, 11-8, 11-2 (42m)
Lucas Serme (FRA)
Mostafa Asal (EGY)
11-5, 11-8, 12-10 (56m)
[7] Simon Rösner (GER)
Mostafa Asal
11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (40m)
James Willstrop
Mostafa Asal
8-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-3, 12-10 (103m)
Paul Coll
James Willstrop (ENG)
9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6 (73m)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL)
Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6 (67m)
Declan James (ENG)
Youssef Ibrahim
11-9, 11-4, 12-10 (45m)
Paul Coll
[4] Paul Coll (NZL)
11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 (58m)
George Parker (ENG)
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY)
11-7, 6-11, 14-12, 11-6 (69m)
[9/16] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
Tarek Momen
11-9, 11-8, 13-11 (38m)
Cesar Salazar
Tarek Momen
7-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 (89m)
Diego Elias
Tarek Momen
5-11, 11-6, 3-11, 13-11, 11-6 (68m)
Marwan Elshorbagy
Cesar Salazar (MEX)
5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3 (63m)
Youssef Soliman (EGY)
[9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
16-14, 6-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-4 (90m)
[9/16] Zahed Salem (EGY)
Gregoire Marche
11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6 (64m)
Diego Elias
[5] Diego Elias (PER)
11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7 (55m)
Todd Harrity (USA)
[6] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY)
8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (52m)
Victor Crouin (FRA)
Marwan Elshorbagy
11-8, 11-4, 11-9 (37m)
Nathan Lake
Marwan Elshorbagy
11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-3 (60m)
Mazen Hesham
 
Nathan Lake (ENG)
9-11, 11-0, 11-0, 11-1 (36m)
Arturo Salazar (MEX)  
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
11-9, 11-4, 11-1 (31m)
Tom Richards (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal
11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (56m)
Mazen Hesham
[9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
11-1, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6 (47m)
[2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
10-11 OCT ROUND ONE RESULTS
Results - Men’s First Round: 2020 CIB Egyptian Open

[1] Ali Farag (EGY) bye
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
[WC] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 4-11, 11-5, 11-6, 16-14 (92m)
Nicolas Müller (SUI) bt [WC] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6 (43m)
[9/16] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bye
Borja Golan (ESP) bt Benjamin Aubert (FRA) 11-7, 13-15, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 (83m)
Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Ben Coleman (ENG) 11-8, 16-14, 11-6 (67m)
[8] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bye
[7] Simon Rösner (GER) bye
Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Bernat Jaume (ESP) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (30m)
James Willstrop (ENG) bt Leonel Cardenas (MEX) 11-7, 11-5, 11-1 (31m)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) bye
Declan James (ENG) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (42m)
Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 8-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 (48m)
George Parker (ENG) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 12-10, 11-9, 11-5 (47m)
[4] Paul Coll (NZL) bye
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
[9/16] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bye
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Patrick Rooney (ENG) 6-11, 11-5, 15-13, 11-5 (53m)
Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt Richie Fallows (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (45m)
[9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bye
[9/16] Zahed Salem (EGY) bye
Todd Harrity (USA) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-5, 6-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7 (50m)
[5] Diego Elias (PER) bye
[6] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bye
Victor Crouin (FRA) bt Mazen Gamal (EGY) 11-7, 13-11, 11-3 (32m)
Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Shahjahan Khan (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 2-11, 11-2 (64m)
Nathan Lake (ENG) bt Raphael Kandra (GER) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (37m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 16-14, 5-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9 (63m)
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bye
[9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bye
[2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bye
 

CIB Egyptian Open 2020
Womens Draw
10 - 17 Oct
Cairo, Egypt, $270k

ROUND TWO
13 OCT
ROUND THREE
14 OCT
QUARTERS
15-16 OCT
SEMIS
17 OCT
FINAL
18 OCT
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
4-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 (42m)
Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
Nouran Gohar
11-4, 11-9, 11-5 (34m)
Rowan Elaraby
Nouran Gohar
11-4, 11-9, 11-9 (45m)
Nele Gilis
 

Nouran Gohar
9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-4 (75m)
Hania El Hammamy

Nouran Gohar
11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (37m)
Nour El Sherbini
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
11-7, 11-3, 11-9 (24m)
Haley Mendez (USA)
Hollie Naughton (CAN)
12-10, 12-14, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (67m)
Lucy Turmel (ENG)
Hollie Naughton
5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (50m)
Nele Gilis
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL)
8-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10 (64m)
[7] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
[6] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
11-7, 11-5, 11-7 (24m)
Mariam Metwally (EGY)
Hania El Hammamy
11-9, 11-4, 13-15, 11-9 (55m)
Tinne Gilis
Hania El Hammamy
9-11, 17-15, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 (91m)
 Camille Serme
Tinne Gilis (BEL)
11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (30m)
[9/16] Tesni Evans (WAL)
Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
11-5, 11-9, 15-13 (36m)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA)
Sabrina Sobhy
11-6, 12-14, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7 (67m)
 Camille Serme
[3] Camille Serme (FRA)
11-8, 11-6, 11-1 (30m)
Mayar Hany (EGY)
[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
11-3, 11-9, 11-4 (28m)
Melissa Alves (FRA)
Nour El Tayeb
11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (23m)
Nadine Shahin
Nour El Tayeb
11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (35m)
Salma Hany
Nour El Tayeb
11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 (52m)
Nour El Sherbini
Nadine Shahin (EGY)
11-2, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9 (33m)
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY)
12-10, 11-5, 11-7 (35m)
Olivia Fiechter (USA)
Salma Hany
6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 (68m)
Joelle King
[8] Joelle King (NZL)
6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (48m)
[9/16] Alison Waters (ENG)
Farida Mohamed (EGY)
11-7, 11-9, 12-10 (36m)
[5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
Farida Mohamed
11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 10-12, 11-8 (59m)
Joshna Chinappa
Joshna Chinappa
11-5, 11-9, 11-9 (34m)
Nour El Sherbini
[9/16] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
7-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6 (38m)
Lisa Aitken (SCO)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (31m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG)
Danielle Letourneau
11-1, 11-5, 11-5 (24m)
Nour El Sherbini
Donna Lobban (AUS)
11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (25m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
10-11 OCT ROUND ONE RESULTS
Results - Women’s First Round: 2020 CIB Egyptian Open

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bye
Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt [WC] Sana Ibrahim (EGY) 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4 (55m)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bye
Haley Mendez (USA) bt Julianne Courtice (ENG) 11-8, 4-11, 13-11, 11-9 (50m)
Lucy Turmel (ENG) bt Enora Villard (FRA) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 (23m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5 (36m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) bye
[7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bye
[6] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bye
Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (37m)
Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 (20m)
[9/16] Tesni Evans (WAL) bye
Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bt [WC] Salma El Tayeb (EGY) 8-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-7 (30m)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA) bye
Mayar Hany (EGY) bt Emilia Soini (FIN) 11-9, 11-2, 11-8 (28m)
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) bye
[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bye
Melissa Alves (FRA) bt Jana Shiha (EGY) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (22m)
Nadine Shahin (EGY) bt Jasmine Hutton (ENG) 9-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-7 (38m)
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY) bye
Olivia Fiechter (USA) bt Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (18m)
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
[9/16] Alison Waters (ENG) bye
[8] Joelle King (NZL) bye
[5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye
Farida Mohamed (EGY) bt Cindy Merlo (SUI) 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (25m)
[9/16] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt Nada Abbas (EGY) 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 (48m)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN) bt Hana Ramadan (EGY) 12-10, 6-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-3 (61m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt Menna Nasser (EGY) 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5 (45m)
Donna Lobban (AUS) bt Menna Hamed (EGY) 5-11, 14-12, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 (61m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bye
FINALS
El Sherbini and Farag Capture CIB Egyptian Open Trophies at Great Pyramid of Giza

Egyptian duo Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag have captured the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, PSA World Tour Platinum trophies after they beat compatriots Nouran Gohar and Tarek Momen, respectively, in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza.

El Sherbini will overtake Gohar as the women’s World No.1 on November 1 after winning 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 in 37 minutes to become the inaugural women’s champion, while also lifting her 22nd PSA title in the process. Gohar battled on despite suffering from both an ankle injury and hip flexor problem coming into the match, but was powerless to stop El Sherbini from powering on to victory.

El Sherbini, 24, captured her fourth World Championship title on this very court 11 months ago and will return to the summit of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since November 2018.

“Of course, just playing here in front of the Pyramids is very big for me," said El Sherbini afterwards.

"I always love to play here, so I am, of course, over the moon to come and win here for the second time. It is an unbelievable feeling for me. I had to tell myself to keep going because Nouran is playing unbelievably, and even though she was injured, she beat many top players on her way to the final, but I am thrilled to win this match.

“Coming here and supporting us made a huge difference. I hope all the Egyptians are happy with this support, and with this crowd, they make every event special and we all want to win in front of them.”

The men’s World No.1 spot will also change hands on November 1, with Farag’s run to the final seeing him wrestle back top spot from fellow Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy.

Farag lost in last year’s Egyptian Open final to World No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad but stormed out of the traps against a fatigued Momen to complete an 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 triumph which sees him win his 20th PSA title.

For Farag, it’s third time lucky at the Pyramids after defeats to Gawad at both the 2016 Al Ahram Open and the aforementioned tournament.

“It was pretty emotional, what an occasion to be able to capture here," Farag said.

"As I have said after every match, we have always dreamt of being on such a stage in front of the Pyramids and to be able to win it at the third time of trying, it is an amazing feeling, especially coming up against one of the greatest players on tour at the moment in Tarek.

“You saw how gracious he is and how much of a role model for our sport that he is so I couldn’t be prouder to share the court with him. I would like to thank CIB endlessly to help bring the tour back, and everyone there is supporting us. Also, thank you to [Tournament Promoter] Amr Mansi and I-Events for their efforts. The PSA are also doing an amazing job in these tricky times."

El Sherbini and Farag take home $38,000 each in prize money, which is the most lucrative winner’s prize for a Platinum event ever.

Farag will be in action at the next PSA World Tour event - the Qatar Classic - which will take place between November 1-7 at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar.visit

View the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open at the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 

Semi Finals
CIB Egyptian Open Finalists Decided in Front of Great Pyramid of Giza

World Champion Nour El Sherbini will line up against World No.1 Nouran Gohar in the final of the women’s CIB Egyptian Open, PSA World Tour Platinum tournament as she looks to continue her stunning run of form in front of the spectacular Great Pyramid of Giza.

The 24-year-old, who captured her fourth World Championship title on this very court 11 months ago, has made it three out of three finals in front of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World after beating World No.4 Nour El Tayeb 3-1 to avenge her defeat to her fellow Egyptian two weeks ago at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals.

The World No.2 overcame the now retired Raneem El Welily in front of the Pyramids last year - gaining revenge for her defeat to El Welily at the 2016 Al Ahram Open - and she will now line up against the woman who took over El Welily’s World No.1 spot, Nouran Gohar, in the inaugural women’s final.

“Of course it is very tough, I have been playing with Nour for 10 years now and every time it is tougher than the one before,” El Sherbini said.

“This one was very tough and she tried to come back. We played two weeks ago and I won the first game before she came back strong. I didn’t want this to happen again this time, so I had to be sharp from the start and I am really happy to be through.

“Nouran is very tough also, she has been playing really well this tournament. It was a very tough match for her today but all credit to her. It should be a good one hopefully."

Gohar is through to her first final in front of the Pyramids - and her first since becoming World No.1 in July - after getting the better of CIB PSA World Tour Finals winner Hania El Hammamy by a 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-4 scoreline in 75 minutes.

Gohar has been struggling with an ankle injury throughout the tournament but, despite picking up an additional hip flexor problem during the third game, her focus and mental resilience was unwavering as she earned her place in a 17th PSA final. Gohar has won three of 13 matches against El Sherbini and lost to her compatriot at the World Tour Finals in Cairo two weeks ago.

“This week has been a little bit different, I’ve been having a different injury every day," Gohar said.

"Hamdullah, it’s not a severe one, but it doesn’t really help the mind. I’m really proud of myself with how I dealt with it. With the little niggle in my leg, I had to adapt and change and it just went my way this time, but we will have great battles in the future, I’m 100 per cent sure.”

The men’s final will see top seed Ali Farag and World Champion Tarek Momen lock horns in the latest chapter of their rivalry following respective wins over World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal and World Tour Finals winner Marwan ElShorbagy.

Asal’s controversial victory over World No.5 Paul Coll in the previous round - and the wild celebrations that followed - had been the talk of the squash world, with footage of his celebration being viewed over 200,000 times on the PSA World Tour’s social media channels.

But the 19-year-old came up against an immovable object in Farag, who played with control and craft to complete an 11-3, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4 victory which will see him compete in the final of this tournament for a second straight year having lost to World No.3 Karim Abdel Gawad in last year’s showpiece event.

“I can’t stress enough how thankful we are to CIB, [Tournament Director] Amr Mansi, i-Events and the PSA," said Farag afterwards.

"Obviously there are tough protocols they have to go through because of COVID-19 precautions and we’re super grateful to be here. I’m starting to enjoy myself again on court, I’m finding myself again, my character and my game plan."

In the final match of the evening, Momen overturned two match balls to make it six wins in a row over the in-form ElShorbagy. The match was a scrappy affair with plenty of discussions with the referee, who awarded a conduct stroke against ElShorbagy for repeated remonstrations.

The 27-year-old looked to be on course to book his spot in the last four but a loss of focus, coupled with a tremendous fightback from Momen, means that it is the World No.4 who will take on Farag in tomorrow’s title decider in what will be his 28th PSA final.

“Marwan is a great guy and I have known him forever and he has always been a good friend,” Momen said.

“I just don’t understand what was happening today. He just seemed to be so irritated from the very beginning, and I am not sure if he had an issue with the ref but he was very angry and this anger just started to transform into aggression on court. I am sure he is just trying to win and he is just trying to play his own game."

The finals will take place tomorrow (October 17) at the Great Pyramid of Giza from 19:00 (GMT+2) onwards. Action will be shown live on
SQUASHTV the official YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
QUARTER FINALS BOTTOM HALF
CIB Egyptian Open Set for All-Egyptian
Semi-Finals


World Champion Tarek Momen fought through the pain barrier to overcome Peru’s Diego Elias earlier today in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza to ensure that there will be all-Egyptian semi-finals in both the men’s and women’s CIB Egyptian Open, PSA Platinum event.

World No.4 looked to be struggling with stomach cramps and was off the pace as Elias struck up a 2-1 lead, with Momen doubled over after some taxing rallies.

Momen hasn’t found his best squash since the restart of the PSA World Tour, but the 32-year-old put in a gutsy performance to overturn that deficit and grind out an 7-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 victory which sees him extend his winning run over Elias to seven matches.

“I don’t think I enjoyed my experience today on court, but I am very proud with the way I fought," Momen said afterwards.

"Throughout the whole match, I kept fighting, whether I am in pain or not it is irrelevant. It is all about what is happening on court and I just gave it my all. It was a very tough match and he is just so talented, so tough to beat, and so to get a win today is such a privilege in front of my home crowd.

“I need to check what I had for lunch to make sure I don’t have it again. That is the main issue, but I am okay. It was a bit painful but nothing to take away form the way I played. It was a hard-fought match and I cannot make any excuses, I won 3-2 against a very tough opponent and that is it.”

Momen will play men’s CIB PSA World Tour Finals winner Marwan ElShorbagy for a place in the final after ElShorbagy dispatched surprise quarter-finalist Mazen Hesham by a 3-1 margin.

Hesham had dispatched defending champion Karim Abdel Gawad and India’s Saurav Ghosal earlier on in the event but came up against a resolute ElShorbagy who completed an 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-3 victory in 60 minutes.

“I’m a little bit annoyed with myself for this performance,” ElShorbagy said.

“Before this season I said to myself that if I have to play against my opponent and sometimes the referee, sometimes the decision won’t go my way and I have to accept that. Today, I felt I was getting on with the referees and not focusing on my game. I’m happy to win the match though and I’m pretty sure I’ll be sharper for tomorrow’s match."

In the women’s event, World Champion Nour El Sherbini and World No.4 Nour El Tayeb will face off following respective wins over India’s Joshna Chinappa and Egypt’s Salma Hany.

World No.2 El Sherbini, competing on the court where she won her fourth World Championship crown 11 months ago, overcame India’s Joshna Chinappa 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 in 34 minutes to book a place in her sixth successive semi-final.

“They’re very hard conditions here and when you’re playing a very experienced player you have to be ready,” said El Sherbini.

“Joshna played really well in the last two games and it was very close until the end, but I’m really happy that I closed it out. People have different styles, of course I’m glad that I have many shots that I can play, I always try to use them and try to improve these shots as much as I can."

El Sherbini’s match with El Tayeb will be a repeat of their clash at the same stage of the CIB PSA World Tour Finals two weeks ago.

El Tayeb ended a run of five straight defeats to El Sherbini when she overcame her compatriot in that match at the Mall of Arabia, and she will have a chance to repeat that feat after beating Hany 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.

“Salma beat me the last time she played, and at 2-0 up, I know she came back to beat Joelle [King] the other day, so it was very tough all the way," El Tayeb said.

“I will figure out how to break Nour down later, but it is always exciting to play her in a semi-final or a final. She is the one player that you want to test yourself against because she is one of the best. Hopefully tomorrow will be a good and intense match.”

The semi-finals will take place tomorrow (October 16) at the Great Pyramid of Giza from 18:00 (GMT+2) onwards. Action will be shown live on SQUASHTV the official YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
QUARTER FINALS TOP HALF
Asal Upsets Coll at CIB Egyptian Open to Reach First Platinum Semi

Reigning World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal overcame World No.5 Paul Coll in a dramatic five-game scrap at the CIB Egyptian Open earlier today in front of the famous Great Pyramid of Giza to reach a PSA World Tour Platinum semi-final for the first time.

The enigmatic 19-year-old fought back from 2-1 in an absorbing contest to complete an 8-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-3, 12-10 victory after 103 minutes of action – sparking wild celebrations that saw him rip off his shirt and sweatband and throw them out of the court.

The match veered from the sublime to the ridiculous, with passages of expertly crafted rallies, incredible shot-making and superhuman retrievals making way for scrappy periods of play and plenty of discussions with the referee, with Coll accusing his opponent of blocking on a few occasions.

For the most part, Coll kept his composure and didn’t get involved in any of the antics on court during the first half of the match, but his focus began to slip the longer the match went on and Asal ground out the victory, resulting in jubilant scenes.

“Everyone who is Egyptian plays like this in this country,” Asal said.

“The support of this crowd is unbelievable. Without them, it wouldn’t be like this.”

Asal will take on top seed and 2019 runner-up Ali Farag in the semi-finals after Farag got the better of 37-year-old veteran Gregory Gaultier.

Farag, the World No.2, was Gaultier’s opponent when the Frenchman last appeared in a PSA World Tour quarter-final two years ago prior to his career-threatening knee injury. Gaultier, making his first Pyramids appearance since 2006, never looked that comfortable on court following an early slip and Farag held his nerve to complete the win in three.

"When I was here at the age of 14 in 2006, I was up there watching him from the stands, and I always dreamt of being on this court, but I never imagined I would be on here with him," Farag said afterwards.

"The pressure is mostly away because of those situations, so I have maximum respect for him to keep going after all these years and to still be competing at the top level."

There were also two Egyptian winners in today’s women’s quarter-finals, with World No.6 Hania El Hammamy and World No.1 Nouran Gohar beating France’s Camille Serme and Belgium’s Nele Gilis, respectively.

El Hammamy claimed a landmark win over Serme when she came from two games down to beat the World No.3 at the Pyramids in their quarter-final battle at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship 12 months ago.

20-year-old El Hammamy had beaten Serme in three of their last five matches – including that Worlds quarter-final – and prevailed by a 9-11, 17-15, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 scoreline after 91 gripping minutes, which is the longest women’s match since the restart.

"One year ago, on this court, in front of the Pyramids, that’s when I first started to beat Camille and it’s special today as well," El Hammamy said.

"It’s never easy to come up every tournament and show this performance and to play five games against her. Today, I’m just happy that I managed to keep pushing myself until the last point. I think everyone can see that I was relieved when Camille put the last shot in the tin, I didn’t even celebrate, I just wanted to get off court and recover."

Meanwhile, Gohar shrugged off an ankle injury to overcome World No.14 Gilis 11-4, 11-9, 11-9 and she will face El Hammamy for a place in the title decider.

“Honestly, I am trying not to think about being No.1, which really helps," Gohar said.

"I just feel that becoming World No.1 did not change me as Nouran, and that I still have the same strengths and the same weaknesses. I am just working with my coaches on the same things, so I don’t really thinking about being World No.1 when I enter the court, I just have the same game plan and I try to enjoy myself on court.”

The quarter-finals continue tomorrow (October 15) at the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza from 18:00 (GMT+2) onwards. Action will be shown live on SQUASHTV the official YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
ROUND THREE REPORT BOTTOM HALF
Hesham and Hany Book Quarter-Finals Spots at CIB Egyptian Open

Egyptian duo Mazen Hesham and Salma Hany have reached the quarter-finals of the CIB Egyptian Open, PSA Platinum tournament following respective wins over higher ranked players Saurav Ghosal and Joelle King earlier today.

On the glass court erected in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, Hesham earned his place in the last eight of a Platinum tournament for the first time since May 2019 courtesy of an 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 victory over Ghosal in 56 minutes.

Hesham, who will undergo military service after this tournament until the end of 2021, claimed a huge scalp against defending champion Karim Abdel Gawad in the previous round, and his win over Ghosal means he will line up against CIB PSA World Tour Finals champion Marwan ElShorbagy in the quarter-finals.

“I’m enjoying myself, playing in front of the Pyramids in Egypt, what else do you need?” said Hesham afterwards.

“I had to fight in each game and especially for the last few points, the crucial points at 8-8 and stuff like this. I’m really happy to be here, to be playing and enjoying my squash again and moving a little better. I have felt like an 80-year-old for the last few years, so I am living up to my age again.

“I have the best fans here. My mum, dad, cousin, my coach has helped me a lot these last few years and Hossam, the new addition to the team, these guys are amazing. I’m a hard case to deal with, I’m trying to be a better person and a better player and I think it’s all going to plan.”

ElShorbagy got the better of England’s Nathan Lake to win in three games at the New Giza Sporting Club, while World Champion Tarek Momen overcame Mexico’s Cesar Salazar in the other men’s match at the Pyramids.

“I think I played a good match,” said Momen.

“It definitely helps when I play in my hometown and against foreign players. I’ve had this experience here and at the World Champs as well, I had a lot of Egyptian support and it made a difference. Overall, I’m very happy to be playing at home and winning matches and I’m very pleased to be coming back after tomorrow."

Momen will line up against Peru’s Diego Elias for a place in the semi-finals. Elias, the World No.6, defeated Frenchman Gregoire Marche 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6.

In the women’s event, World No.10 Salma Hany earned her spot in the quarter-finals after coming back from two games down to beat World No.8 Joelle King at New Giza Sporting Club.

The match was a scrappy, feisty affair with a number of traffic issues throughout and the players had stern words for each other on court. But it was Hany who held her focus during a dramatic fifth game to secure her place in the last eight.

“It was fight or die today,” Hany said.

“It was a scrappy match, I apologise to Joelle, but sometimes you are not going to win playing only great shots. Sometimes you have to accept you are not playing your best squash and just dig in and grind it. I have the upmost respect for Joelle, she is a very fair player… I was not walking out of that court a loser today.”

Hany’s opponent will be World No.4 Nour El Tayeb after she eased past fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin in straight games, while World No.2 Nour El Sherbini made her return to the court where she picked up her fourth PSA Women’s World Championship title last November.

El Sherbini, who overcame the now retired Raneem El Welily to lift the most prestigious title in women’s squash on her 24th birthday, claimed a 3-0 win over Canada’s Danielle Letourneau.

“It’s always a pleasure playing here,” said El Sherbini.

“I’ve had the chance to play here twice and it’s been good for me, once I won and the other I was runner-up. I definitely have good memories here and it’s good to be back, hopefully I can add another memory here."

India’s Joshna Chinappa stands between El Sherbini and a place in the last four after she overcame 18-year-old Egyptian Farida Mohamed in five games.

The quarter-finals begin tomorrow (October 14) at the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza from 18:00 (GMT+2) onwards. Action will be shown live on  SQUASHTV the official
YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
Round Three Report TOP HALF
France’s Gaultier Rolls Back the Years to Reach CIB Egyptian Open Quarters

37-year-old Frenchman Gregory Gaultier is through to the quarter-finals of a PSA World Tour event for the first time in two years after the World No.76 defeated World No.10 Miguel Rodriguez earlier today in their third round clash at the CIB Egyptian Open, PSA Platinum tournament.

Gaultier, a former World No.1, spent 15 months on the sidelines between October 2018 – January 2020 after suffering a serious knee injury which left him fighting for his career and required two surgeries just to get him back on court.

His return to action was then cut short after just two events due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which brought professional squash to a halt for six months. But his mental strength and belief was unwavering and he put on a demonstration of the control and class that has characterised his career as he overcame Rodriguez by an 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10 scoreline to record his first win over a top 10 player since September 2018.

“I’m very happy I kept digging in,” said Gaultier following his win at the New Giza Sporting Club.

“Mentally I stayed focused despite it all, and I’m chuffed to get through, they were two tricky matches in a row. They were not the easiest of conditions, it was very hard to finish off the rallies.

"If you hit the ball just a bit too hard, it bounces off very hard, so against Miguel I had to play extremely accurate squash without overhitting and varying the height, and I really had to be very patient. It was not the most entertaining squash, but that’s what needed to be done.”

Gaultier’s most recent PSA World Tour quarter-final was against World No.2 Ali Farag at the U.S. Open in October 2018 and he will take on the Egyptian once again following Farag’s 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 victory over Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller on the glass court in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza.

Farag, a runner-up at last year’s CIB Egyptian Open, was struggling with a finger injury and came close to suffering a surprise exit after Mueller displayed his shot-making skills to take the No.1 seed to a fifth game. But tiredness ultimately got the better of him as Farag closed out the win to book his quarter-final berth.

“The injury was a very silly thing in the morning, I was opening a can of oatmeal, I just had my breakfast and cut my finger," Farag said.

"You’d be surprised how much it affects the holding of the grip, and I just missed so many easy shots because I couldn’t hold the grip properly. In a fraction of a second I’m thinking about it and then I’m wrong footed. All of this plays in your head, but I’m happy to still be in the tournament and have a day off, where I’ll be playing without it and hopefully all will be good."

Farag’s compatriot, 19-year-old Mostafa Asal, has also earned his spot in the last eight after a relentless performance saw him defeat 37-year-old former World No.1 James Willstrop at the New Giza Sporting Club. He will line up against World No.5 Paul Coll, who defeated World No.49 Youssef Ibrahim.

In the women’s event, World No.1 Nouran Gohar had to fight through the pain barrier as she overcame an ankle injury to dispatch fellow Egyptian Rowan Elaraby 11-4, 11-9, 11-5.

Gohar, 23, was wearing heavy strapping around her right ankle and looked on the verge of shaking hands after hurting it further at 2-1 down in the third game. But after some time off court to receive treatment, Gohar returned and put together a steely performance befitting of her ‘Terminator’ nickname to close out the win against all the odds.

“I thought my ankle was going to be worse actually,” said Gohar following her win.

“At first, the feeling wasn’t very good, but I really wanted to play, so I think that helped a little bit to just not really think about it. I’m just glad I was able to keep going and not just pull out. It felt really great to be back here, I love this court, whether it’s at El Gouna or here, my first match on this court was at Wadi Degla and I have very good memories on the court, but put it in front of the Pyramids and it’s another thing."

The first match of the inaugural women’s CIB Egyptian Open pitted World No.3 Camille Serme up against World No.29 Sabrina Sobhy, with the former coming close to causing another upset at this year’s tournament after toppling fellow American Olivia Clyne in the previous round.

Serme, who exited the CIB PSA World Tour Finals at the hands of Sabrina’s older sister Amanda a fortnight ago, never looked comfortable on court after an early slip. But the 31-year-old held her nerve to edge her opponent out, winning 11-6, 12-14, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7.

"I always know it is going to be hard against Sabrina, she is coming along strongly," said Serme.

"We’ve been practicing and training together a little bit so I know what she’s capable of. To be honest, I saw myself on a plane home tonight when I was 2-1 down. I don’t know what happened, I need to analyse with my coach how I actually won this match. I felt a bit flat in a few games and she was really good, attacking and volleying very well. I’m happy I’m through and really glad I made it."

She will face off against PSA World Tour Finals champion Hania El Hammamy for a fifth tournament in a row after El Hammamy beat Belgium’s Tinne Gilis 3-1 over at the New Giza Sporting Club. El Hammamy stunned Serme when she came back from two games down to beat the French player in the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship quarter-finals 12 months ago in front of the Pyramids.

GIlis’s older sister, Nele, was the day’s other victor as she came back from a game down to beat Canada’s Hollie Naughton. She will play Gohar next in only her second PSA Platinum quarter-final appearance.

Round three continues tomorrow (October 13). Side court action will once again be held at the New Giza Sporting Club from 12:45 (GMT+2), while four matches will be held at the glass court in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza from 18:00 onwards.

Action will be shown live on SQUASHTV the official
YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
ROUND TWO REPORT
Hesham Sends Defending Champ Gawad Out of CIB Egyptian Open During Day of Upsets

Six of the world’s top 10 players across the men’s and women’s draws crashed out of the CIB Egyptian Open, PSA Platinum event earlier today with World No.14 Mazen Hesham claiming the biggest scalp as he ended fellow Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad’s title defence.

World No.3 Gawad is a specialist in Egypt and has won two titles in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which will host the glass court matches from tomorrow onwards.

But the No.2 seed wasn’t at the races today at the New Giza Sporting Club and was powerless to prevent Hesham from completing a major win as he grappled with the effects of plantar fasciitis which had flared up during his run to the final of last week’s CIB PSA World Tour Finals.

Hesham was clinical and made few mistakes, with his victory marking the first time since April 2016 that Gawad has failed to make it past the second round of a PSA World Tour event on home soil.

Following this tournament, Hesham will undergo military service until the end of 2021, meaning he is currently unable to play squash outside of his native Egypt. The 26-year-old, shorn of his trademark hairstyle, says he is making the most of this event and refuses to put any pressure on himself.

"After this tournament, I’m going to the army, so I’m not going to go outside of Egypt for a while," revealed Hesham.

"I might as well not put any pressure on myself and relax, tomorrow is another day and another game, it’s such a strange period as well. I am working hard, I’m injury free, I’m fit, and I’m taking it match by match.

“To be in the last 16 doesn’t matter that much to me but what matters to me is to be able to play with somebody as good as Karim. After he lost the first game, we know that he is not the best at the beginning, I kept wondering when he was going to wake up and I rushed a bit in the third, and he came back very strong."

Hesham will be joined by 19-year-old compatriot Mostafa Asal, who achieved one of the biggest wins of his burgeoning career as he took out Germany’s World No.8 Simon Rösner.

Asal was appearing at his first tournament since the restart of the PSA World Tour following the six-month COVID-19 enforced suspension and his shot-making talents were in full flow as he outgunned his opponent to book his spot in the last 16.

“Simon is such a dangerous player, so talented, and when I saw the draw I thought that is tough,” said Asal.

“But I train with [Karim Abdel] Gawad, and that helped me to put up a plan as I watch him play Simon. My dad told me not to take my PlayStation, but I asked what am I going to do in those four walls all day? It’s helping me feeling relaxed, like it’s a normal day."

England’s former World No.1 James Willstrop made sure a trio of top 10 players missed out on a place in the next round as the 37-year-old took out the in-form World No.9 Joel Makin. Gregory Gaultier made his PSA World Tour return with a victory over fellow veteran Borja Golan, while top seed Ali Farag dispatched 2015 World Championship runner-up Omar Mosaad.

There was plenty to celebrate for the Gilis sisters in the women’s draw as Nele and Tinne defeated United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy and Welsh World No.9 Tesni Evans, respectively.

For Nele, it was her first ever win over a top 10 player as she vanquished World No.7 Sobhy 8-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, overturning two match balls in the process. Gilis will take on Canada’s Hollie Naughton for a place in the quarter-finals.

“A year ago, I would have been nervous for a match like this, but during the lockdown I thought a lot about my father who passed away about 10 years ago," said 24-year-old Nele.

"He is still a huge part of my life and he would have wanted me to enjoy my life. It was like a mirror was placed in front of my face and asked me: ‘So, why are you stressed? You are living your dream, so start enjoying it’.”

Tinne followed her older sister’s example as she put in an immaculate performance to beat Evans in straight games. The 22-year-old’s 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 victory will see her play the in-form Hania El Hammamy in the last 16, with El Hammamy coming off the back of a title-winning run at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals last week.

“I went on there with nothing to lose and no pressure on me," Tinne said.

"And I was a bit tense as well because I watched Nele’s match. That’s not true, actually I was fired up because I was thinking that it was my turn now to win.”

Elsewhere, Egypt’s Farida Mohamed, 18, followed up her Black Ball Open scalp of World No.8 Joelle King with a 3-0 dismantling of World No.5 Sarah-Jane Perry. The World No.38’s reward is a round three clash with India’s Joshna Chinappa.

The likes of World No.1 Nouran Gohar, World Champion Nour El Sherbini and World Tour Finals runner-up Nour El Tayeb also got their tournaments under way with victories.

Round three of the CIB Egyptian Open begins tomorrow (October 12). Side court action continues at the New Giza Sporting Club from 12:45 (GMT+2), while four matches will be held at the glass court in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza from 18:00 onwards.

Action will be shown live on SQUASHTV the official
YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
 ROUND ONE  REPORT
El Hammamy Upsets Pajares

Egyptian wildcard Karim El Hammamy claimed his first PSA World Tour victory since May 2019 as he upset Spain’s Iker Pajares Bernabeu to book his place in round two of the CIB Egyptian Open, PSA Platinum tournament currently taking place in Egypt.

Held under strict COVID-19 protocols, the Egyptian Open will take place on a glass court in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza from October 12-17. First and second round matches take place at the New Giza Sporting Club on ‘traditional’ plaster courts between October 10-11, with 32 matches played today.

El Hammamy is just one win away from a coveted place on the spectacular glass court after he battled to an 4-11, 11-5, 11-6, 16-14 victory after 92 minutes of intense action. The 24-year-old has struggled for form over the past 18 months - falling outside of the world’s top 50 to No.60 - but came up with a big performance when it mattered to vanquish World No.26 Pajares.

"It means a lot to me,” said El Hammamy.

“I missed playing, I missed winning. I was playing the World No.26, so I knew it was going to be a hard match, but for once I didn’t expect too much of myself, I didn’t put too much pressure on the win.

"I only have one thing to take care of now, only one thing to think of, it’s squash, I don’t study anymore. For the match, I had a game plan for each game, I had watched Iker play a lot and studied him. This means so much to me.”

El Hammamy will play Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller in the last 32, with Mueller beating the other men’s wildcard, Moustafa El Sirty, by a 3-1 scoreline.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, USA’s World No.62 Todd Harrity scored an upset win over World No.19 Adrian Waller as he came back from 2-1 down to win 11-5, 6-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7

“I’m really happy,” said Harrity, who will play No.5 seed Diego Elias in the next round.

“I worked really hard, I’ve been in Egypt for the past two months, and it was a big change for me. It was a rich period of training, both on mental toughness and squash and I think that’s what got me through today. That mental toughness, I learned it from my matches here with the Egyptian players."

Englishman Nathan Lake also claimed a fine 3-0 victory over the higher-ranked German Raphael Kandra, while his compatriot and World No.44 George Parker won a battle of Britain with World No.21 Greg Lobban.

Scotland’s Lisa Aitken caused the biggest upset in the inaugural women’s event, recovering from a bout of food poisoning to beat World No.19 Nada Abbas in a huge five-game battle.

30-year-old Aitken, World No.40, executed her game plan to perfection in the decider to complete an 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 victory which will see her line up against India’s Joshna Chinappa in the next round.

“I played Nada a couple of years ago and the score line was similar, 3-2,” said Aitken.

“I’m very happy with my determination. I got food poisoning for two days, and it would have been very easy to take that as an excuse to come out weak. But I knew that if I pushed myself, nothing bad would happen to me, so I’m happy with the way I pushed.”

Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy was also pushed to five games as she avoided a scare against 17-year-old wildcard Sana Ibrahim. It was only Ibrahim’s second PSA World Tour event but she impressed against Mickawy, only finally succumbing 11-4 in the fifth.

“It was a tough match for me, mentally," said Mickawy.

"I’m very glad I got through it. I know how the young Egyptians are, they are hungry, they just want to win, no matter who they are playing. That’s what she did, she played very well, she was hungry and she didn’t stop trying."

Meanwhile, USA’s World No.45 Haley Mendez upset World No.28 Julianne Courtice, while her compatriot Sabrina Sobhy defeated wildcard Salma Eltayeb.

Some of the world’s leading players - including defending men’s champion Karim Abdel Gawad and reigning women’s World Champion Nour El Sherbini get their tournaments under way tomorrow (October 11) in round two. Action will be shown live on SQUASHTV and the official YouTube and Facebook channels of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the 2020 CIB Egyptian Open, visit the official website and follow the tournament on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

 

PREVIEWS

Draws Released for CIB Egyptian Open

The draws for the CIB Egyptian Squash Open PSA Platinum tournament have been announced, with 96 of the world’s leading male and female players set to line up at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, between October 10-17.

The tournament - organised by I-Events - will take place in front of the iconic setting of the Great Pyramid of Giza for the second year running and will be the first Platinum event following the six-month suspension of the PSA Tour due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

World No.2 Ali Farag, who reached the final of the tournament last year, leads the men’s draw and receives a bye into the second round where he will face compatriot and former World No.3 Omar Mosaad for a place in the last 16.

The former World No.1 is seeded on the same side of the draw as New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll, Germany’s World No.8 Simon Rösner and Colombia’s former British Open champion Miguel Rodriguez.

At the opposite end of the draw is defending champion Karim Abdel Gawad, who continued his run as the man to beat in Egypt when he overcame Farag in the final last November.

Gawad also receives a bye into the second round where he will come up against compatriot Mazen Hesham for a place in the third round.

Standing in his way to the final are the likes of reigning World Champion Tarek Momen – who he could meet in a blockbuster semi-final should the draw go to seeding - along with Peru’s World No.6 Diego Elias and Egypt’s World No.7 Marwan ElShorbagy.

48 of the world’s leading female players will also compete in Cairo for the inaugural women's trophy, with the likes of Egypt’s World No.1 Nouran Gohar, reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini, French World No.3 Camille Serme and recent Manchester Open winner Nour El Tayeb all appearing at the event.

Top seed Gohar receives a bye into the second round where she will face either compatriots Zeina Mickawy or wildcard Sana Ibrahim.

The World No.1 is featured on the same side of the draw as the likes of World No.3 Serme, Black Ball Open winner Hania El Hammamy and USA’s World No.7 Amanda Sobhy.

Situated at the opposite end of the draw is World No.2 El Sherbini, who was victorious at the last outing at the Great Pyramid of Giza when she lifted her fourth World Championship crown last year on her 24th birthday.

She receives a bye into the second round where she will face either Australia’s Donna Lobban or compatriot Menna Hamed for a place in round three.

On El Sherbini’s side of the draw is World No.4 El Tayeb, who she could face in the semi-finals, along with English No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry and New Zealand’s World No.8 Joelle King.

“We are delighted to see professional squash return in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza later this month,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.

“The Pyramids at Giza have become synonymous with squash over the years and provides a great spectacle for our sport and our athletes. We are extremely grateful to CIB and I-Events for their continued hard work to bring world-class squash to the landmark once again and under difficult circumstances with the continued impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.”

Prize money will total $540,000, which will be split equally between men and women.

The early round matches will take place at the New Giza Sporting Club, while matches at the Glass Court will commence on October 12th.

All glass court matches will be shown live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only), ON Sport (Egypt) and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (excluding Europe and Japan) while the semis and finals will be shown on multiple mainstream broadcast channels around the world.

The tournament will abide by strict protocols with relation to health and safety, international travel policies and social distancing guidelines.

You can stay up to date with the latest from the CIB Egyptian Squash Open by following the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

CIB Egyptian Squash Open: Men’s Draw
[1] Ali Farag (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Omar Mosaad (EGY) [Bye]
[17/32] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v [WC] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
[WC] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) v [17/32] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
[9/16] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) [Bye]
Benjamin Aubert (FRA) v [17/32] Borja Golan (ESP)
[17/32] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v Ben Coleman (ENG)
[8] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) [Bye]
[7] Simon Rösner (GER) [Bye]
Victor Crouin (FRA) v [17/32] Mosafa Asal (EGY)
[17/32] James Willstrop (ENG) v Leonel Cardenas (MEX)
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) [Bye]
[17/32] Declan James (ENG) v Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) v [17/32] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
[17/32] Greg Lobban (SCO) v George Parker (ENG)
[4] Paul Coll (NZL) [Bye]
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Fares Dessouky (EGY) [Bye]
[17/32] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Patrick Rooney (ENG)
Richie Fallows (ENG) v [17/32] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
[9/16] Gregoire Marche (FRA) [Bye]
[9/16] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [Bye]
[17/32] Adrian Waller (ENG) v Lucas Serme (FRA)
[5] Diego Elias (PER) [Bye]
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) [Bye]
Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [17/32] Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)
[17/32] Zahed Salem (EGY) v Alan Clyne (SCO)
Nathan Lake (ENG) v [17/32] Raphael Kandra (GER)
[17/32] Tom Richards (ENG) v Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) [Bye]
[9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY) [Bye]
[2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [Bye]


CIB Egyptian Squash Open: Women’s Draw
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) [Bye]
[WC] Sana Ibrahim (EGY) v [17/32] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) [Bye]
Haley Mendez (USA) v [17/32] Julianne Courtice (ENG)
[17/32] Lucy Turmel (ENG) v Enora Villard (FRA)
Ineta Mackevica (LAT) v [17/32] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) [Bye]
[7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) [Bye]
[6] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) [Bye]
Salma Youssef (EGY) v [17/32] Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[17/32] Tinne Gilis (BEL) v Sarah Cardwell (AUS)
[9/16] Tesni Evans (WAL) [Bye]
[17/32] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) v [WC] Salma Eltayeb (EGY)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA) [Bye]
[17/32] Alexandra Fuller (RSA) v Emilia Soini (FIN)
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) [Bye]
[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) [Bye]
Mayar Hany (EGY) v [17/32] Melissa Alves (FRA)
[17/32] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v Jasmine Hutton (ENG)
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY) [Bye]
[17/32] Olivia Fiechter (USA) v Rachael Chadwick (ENG)
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) [Bye]
[9/16] Alison Waters (ENG) [Bye]
[8] Joelle King (NZL) [Bye]
[5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) [Bye]
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[9/16] Joshna Chinappa (IND) [Bye]
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[17/32] Danielle Letourneau (CAN) v Hana Ramadan (EGY)
Menna Nasser (EGY) v [17/32] Millie Tomlinson (ENG)
[17/32] Donna Lobban (AUS) v Menna Hamed (EGY)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) [Bye]

 


 

 

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