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Netsuite Open 2021
Men's Draw
 23 - 27 Sep
San Fransisco, USA, $121k

/24 SEP
25 SEP
26 SEP
27 SEP

[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (49m)
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)

Mohamed Elshorbagy
16-14, 10-12, 11-5 (57m)
Karim Abdel Gawad
Mohamed Elshorbagy
9-11, 11-7, 11-8 (63m)
Paul Coll
Paul Coll
9-11, 12-10, 11-8,
11-8 (70m)
 Ali Farag
[6] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
12-14, 11-7, 11-2 (51m)
Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
[5] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY)
11-7, 11-7 (38m)
Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Marwan Elshorbagy
6-11, 11-5, 11-6 (39m)
Paul Coll
[4] Paul Coll (NZL)
11-6, 11-8 (37m)
Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
[3] Tarek Momen (EGY)
12-10, 11-9 (19m)
[WC] Spencer Lovejoy (USA)
Tarek Momen
11-8, 11-6 (32m)
Mostafa Asal
Mostafa Asal
11-8, 8-11, 10-5 rtd (52m)
 Ali Farag
[7] Mostafa Asal (EGY)
11-3, 11-3 (29m)
Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[8] Joel Makin (WAL)
11-9, 11-6 (34m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND)
 Joel Makin
11-9, 12-10 (35m)
 Ali Farag
Omar Mosaad (EGY)
11-4, 11-7 (23m)
[2] Ali Farag (EGY)

Netsuite Open 2021
Women's Draw
 23 - 27 Sep
San Fransisco, USA, $121k

/24 SEP
25 SEP
26 SEP
27 SEP

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
11-6, 11-7 (20m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN)

Nouran Gohar
9-11, 11-6, 11-9 (35m)
Salma Hany
Salma Hany
11-8, 11-8 (23m)
 Joelle King
Salma Hany
11-7, 11-8, 11-4 (32m)
Amanda Sobhy
[6] Salma Hany (EGY)
11-3, 11-6 (15m)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
[5] Joelle King (NZL)
12-10, 9-11, 11-8 (38m)
Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
 Joelle King
11-5, 11-5 (25m)
Hania El Hammamy
[4] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
13-11, 11-6 (31m)
Olivia Clyne (USA)
[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
11-5, 11-9 (22m)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
Sarah-Jane Perry
12-10, 11-6 (21m)
Joshna Chinappa
Sarah-Jane Perry
11-7, 11-8 (19m)
Amanda Sobhy
[7] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
11-8, 11-5 (19m)
Emily Whitlock (WAL)
[8] Tesni Evans (WAL)
11-6, 11-7 (20m)
Olivia Fiechter (USA)
Tesni Evans
11-3, 11-9 (18m)
Amanda Sobhy
Nadine Shahin (EGY)
11-3, 11-4 (9m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA)



Sobhy and Farag Claim 2021 Oracle NetSuite Open Titles

US No.1 Amanda Sobhy and Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag have won the Oracle NetSuite Open titles, claiming victories at the PSA World Tour Gold event after beating Egypt’s Salma Hany and New Zealand’s Paul Coll, respectively, at Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco.

The women’s final pitted home favourite Sobhy against World No.9 Hany, with the Egyptian having already taken out World No.2 Nouran Gohar and World No.8 Joelle King to reach the biggest final of her career to date.

The pair had met five times previously on the PSA World Tour, with the American having won all of those contests, including their last meeting, which came just two weeks ago in the quarter-finals of the CIB Egyptian Open.

It was Sobhy that came flying out of the traps, as the crowd buoyed her on. Her line hitting was sublime from the off, and that helped her take the first game 11-7. The US No.1 continued that form into the second, and although Hany threatened a run through the middle of the game, it was Sobhy that went two games to the good.

The third was a foregone conclusion in the end, as ‘Southpaw’ ran out into an 8-2 lead in quick-fire fashion. She rounded out the game with a lovely backhand drive down the line, to claim the biggest title of her career so far, and her second Oracle NetSuite Open, after her win in San Francisco in 2015.

“There is literally steam coming off of my forehead. I am speechless, honestly,” Sobhy said.

“I haven’t won a major title before and if I cry, it has been an emotional week! It has been a long year, I am a bit frazzled so for me to win is extra special. Those close to me knew the state I was in last week so I have to thank my support system this past week. I have to really thank Charlie Johnson, who has been my on-site support system this week.

“It really means a lot. I’ll wrap it up soon, but to come back after winning it in 2015, and now to win it at a Gold level, it really means a lot, and to do it on home soil is massive. I thank you all for being here in the cold and the rain and for supporting me all week.

“I was a little bit edgy, I tried not to think it was a final. We were both vying for our first major title, and so the nerves came. I felt a bit tense, but I tried to be as aggressive as possible. We had one massive rally in the third and I definitely felt that after a week of short matches! I am very pleased to have won in three!”

In the men’s final, World No.1 Ali Farag secured a second victory at the Oracle NetSuite Open after he defeated New Zealand’s Paul Coll in a four-game final, which will go down as one of the best matches of the year to date.

The pair had faced each other 16 times on the PSA World Tour, with Coll having won just two of those, but his most recent victory over the Egyptian came in the Allam British Open final, where he claimed the biggest title of his career.

He started strongly in the first game, and came through to take it after winning the last three points for an 11-9 scoreline. He then saved two game balls in the second, before Farag was able to regroup and win it 12-10 to level the match at one game apiece.

From there, the World No.1 was able to keep Coll at arms reach, winning the next two games 11-8, 11-8, to secure his second victory in San Francisco, following his win in the city in 2018. He now has three titles in the last three months, after wins at the PSA World Championships 2020-2021, and the CIB Egyptian Open 2021.

“I prefer the best-of-five for sure, it suits my game and I think Paul would agree with that. We both like to wear our opponents out. We are not the flashiest of players who go for attacking shots, but I think we both did pretty well this week to adapt,” Farag said.

“Both of us have struggled in the World Tour Finals in past years because of the best-of-three, but I think this week we showed we are improving. As he said, it is always enjoyable to be part of a match with Paul. You know it will be played with fighting spirit, picking all the balls up, I don’t know where he gets them from.

“As I always say, we always talk about his physicality, but his squash, his technical prowess and his technical ability, they are improving day by day, and they really are underrated. I am really proud to be a part of these matches and I am looking forward to a lot more in the future together.”

The next tournament on the PSA World Tour will be the U.S. Open presented by Truist, which takes place at the Arlen Specter Squash Center in Philadelphia from October 1-6.
Semi Finals

Coll Downs Top Seed ElShorbagy As Finalists Confirmed At Oracle NetSuite Open

New Zealand’s World No.3 Paul Coll is into the final of the Oracle NetSuite Open, PSA World Tour Gold level tournament, after coming from behind to get the better of Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy at the spectacular Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco.

Coll had claimed only his second ever win over the ‘Beast from Alexandria’ earlier this year at the Allam British Open, en route to his first major title, but he was able to secure win number three against the Egyptian in San Francisco on Sunday evening.

It was ElShorbagy who started strongly though, coming flying out of the traps to take the first game and hold the advantage in the match. However, from there, Coll was able to find his line and length to frustrate the former World Champion.

He took the second game 11-7, and as dusk turned to night, the Kiwi was able to wrap up the match, winning the third game 11-8 to seal his place in the final of the Oracle NetSuite Open, where he will face Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag, in a repeat of that final in Hull last month, when Coll became the first Kiwi to ever win the British Open crown.

“I am extremely proud. I have a lot of respect for Mohamed. He has given me so many beatings. I try to learn lot from him, he is a class player so I am very happy to get that win,” Coll said.

“Extremely tough conditions, you have to pay so much attention too every shot and put a lot of effort into getting down into the corners, getting under the ball. A lot of mental effort and super happy!

“I want to be at that level, like the top guys, where you can adapt to any court. I don’t want my game to juts suit one conditions, I want to adapt my game to every court, and play well at every tournament. It is the consistency I train for, it is the consistency I want, so it is very rewarding to get a good win in some tricky conditions.”

Farag came up against compatriot Mostafa Asal in the semi-finals on Sunday evening, with the World No.1 having won seven of their eight previous matches on Tour.

This one eventually went the same way, but it was not without its challenges for the reigning World Champion. After securing the first game, he saw Asal fight back to take the second and send the contest in to a decider. Farag started strongly in the third, winning seven straight points, before the match ended with Asal retiring, after injuring his shoulder whilst diving in an attempt to get the ball.

“It is terrible, I hate to see such a thing, especially if I am on court with him. Five or six years ago, Nour [El Tayeb, Farag’s wife] tore her labrum in the shoulder diving on court, so I hope it is nothing even remotely as serious,” the World No.1 said.

“I hope it is just a spasm which will go away the next day because Mostafa is such a brilliant player for the Tour. He is a top, top player at the age of 20. When you were introducing him, I was in awe in what he has achieved by the age of 20 already, he is a brilliant player. We leave it all out there on court, the very last rally shows it all really, and I really hope it is nothing serious.”

US No.1, and home favourite, Amanda Sobhy continued her incredible form in this tournament to book her place in the women’s final, as she won a third straight match inside 20 minutes on the glass court at Embarcadero Plaza.

Having defeated Nadine Shahin in just nine minutes in the first round, and then gotten the better of Welshwoman Tesni Evans inside 20 minutes in the quarter-finals, Sobhy came into her last four clash with England’s Sarah-Jane Perry fresh, and it showed, as she came out firing.

Perry had no answer for the World No.6 in the early stages of both games, and that put pay to her chances, as Sobhy rode the home crowd to the finish line, sealing the deal in just 19 minutes.

“I am feeling good, feeling fresh. It is not easy, but I just told myself to come out as fast as I could out of the blocks and to not let up. If I win, and it’s a short game then I would still have the reserves if it went to three. That first game was crucial so I tried to go as fast as I could, and thankfully it paid off,” Sobhy said.

The American will face World No.9 Salma Hany in the final, after she secured another upset, a day after taking out the tournament’s top seed, and the World No.2, Nouran Gohar.

On semi-finals night, Hany came up against New Zealand’s World No.8 Joelle King, and she was in control throughout their contest. The Egyptian needed just 23 minutes to take the victory, moving through to the biggest final of her career so far.

“It feels really amazing. Just getting out here and playing on this court, and in front of this crowd is a real pleasure. I just kept telling myself to just think about this special moment, enjoy my game, enjoying this venue and this city. As I told you yesterday, I don’t want to go home, so I am glad I made it to the final,” she said after her win.

The finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open take place tomorrow with play starting at 19:15 (GMT-7), with glass court action from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, please visit the tournament website, along with their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Quarter Finals

Hany Takes Out Top Seed Gohar To Reach Oracle NetSuite Open Semi-Finals

World No.9 Salma Hany is into the semi-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open after she took out the tournament’s top seed, and fellow Egyptian, Nouran Gohar, in a deciding game at Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco.

Gohar came into the PSA World Tour Gold level tournament off the back of winning the CIB Egyptian Open in front of the Pyramids and she also held a 100% record over Hany, having won all seven of their previous encounters on Tour.

It was the World No.2 that was able to close out the first game 11-9, after finding herself 9-8 down, but from there, it was all Hany. The tournament’s No.6 seed won six straight points at the end of the second game to come from 5-6 down to win it 11-6 and take the match into a decider.

She then held a lead throughout the entirety of the final game, but ‘the Terminator’ brought it back to 9-9. However, the World No.9 was able to win the last two points of the contest to book her place in the semi-finals.

“I’m pretty happy. When I stepped on court today all I was thinking is that I don’t want to go home too soon from this tournament,” Hany said.

“I was really enjoying my time on court and every time my head went to the score and I was getting close, I just told myself to enjoy every rally and not rush the win. Nouran is an unbelievable player, we go way back since we were nine-years-old. She’s younger than me, but I learned a lot from her. She is such a fighter and to share the court with her today was a pleasure. I’m glad I came out the winner.

“I just kept my head in the rally itself and forgot about the score, I wanted to spend as much time as I could on court. I wanted to win, but I also wanted to enjoy playing here and I think that made the difference. I wasn’t rushing winners, when Nouran is down she gets scary and it’s like taking a piece of meat to a lion. You don’t want to look at her, you just want to focus on your game.”

The Egyptian will now face New Zealand’s World No.8 Joelle King in the semi-finals, after the Kiwi got the better of Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy in straight games to make it into the last four of a tournament for the third time in 2021.

“It was one of those matches where I wasn’t really listening to what the score was,” King said after the match.

“I have been up in the last few matches I have been up against her and she’s come back and beaten me, so there’s just no letting up with someone like her. She is so hungry, she’s an amazing player and the future of our sport. I just didn’t let up at all and I felt really good.”

US No.1 Amanda Sobhy and English No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry will meet in the other women's semi-final on Sunday evening, after they came through their respective matches against Wales' Tesni Evans and India's Joshna Chinappa in straight games.

In the men’s draw, World No.9 Mostafa Asal caused the lone upset of the day, as he defeated former World Champion Tarek Momen in straight games, to book his place in the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Gold level tournament.

It was the pair’s first meeting since their fractious battle at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals in June. Asal showed his qualities throughout, to secure an 11-8, 11-6 victory to book his place in the last four.

“It is a really difficult feeling to play again so much intense squash after the World Tour Finals. I was down at the British Open and CIB Egyptian Open, some difficult times. So to be able to compete in an amazing city and in front of an amazing crowd. It’s packed today!” Asal said.

“All the squash fans know what happened after the match at the World Tour Finals. Tarek wrote on social media some bad stuff with me, but I have all the respect to Tarek. I have been watching him since I was a kid. we were at the same club so I grew up watching him play, so I said sorry to him for anything and I wanted to play a great match with him.”

Asal will face World No.1 Ali Farag in the last four, after his fellow Egyptian got the better of Welshman Joel Makin in a pulsating contest, in which both players gave it absolutely everything for 35 minutes.

“I always love getting on court with someone who gives maximum effort. He is the prime example of 110% effort. The more respectable thing was that that point got me to 7-7. He was doing a lot of work and he then won the next two points. Any other player would probably have folded at that point and I thought I had the confidence, but it is a testament to his work ethic. He got a standing ovation from the crowd and rightly so!” Farag said.

Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy and New Zealand's No.1 Paul Coll will meet in the second men's semi-final, after they defeated Egypt's Karim Abdel Gawad and Marwan ElShorbagy, respectively.

The semi-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open take place tomorrow with play starting at 18:45 (GMT-7), with glass court action from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, please visit the tournament website, along with their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Round One Bottom Half

World No.1 Farag Leads Seeds Into Oracle NetSuite Open Quarter-Finals

Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag is through to the quarter-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open, after getting the better of compatriot Omar Mosaad in straight games on the glass court at the PSA World Tour Gold level event.

The reigning two-time World Champion was in great form as the temperature started to drop at Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, but he showed his class throughout the contest to take victory in 23 minutes.

Farag took the first 11-4, and was in complete control throughout the opening exchanges. The ‘Hammer of Thor’ started to mount a comeback in the second game, but the World No.1 was able to withstand the pressure, and he took the win with a lucky winner which went through Mosaad’s legs en route to the front wall.

“It is not only affection, but I have idolised him [Mosaad] since a young age. We grew up playing for the same club and he was World No.3 when I first started on Tour. He was giving me lots of advice and he still is! We share the fitness trainer so we train with each other a lot and I have nothing but maximum respect for him and a lot of affection as well!” Farag said.

“My goal is obviously to try and win it but there a lot of great names in the draw. Every top player is playing it and it is no coincidence because John Nimick knows how to put on a great event. All of us wait to come back to this beautiful city of San Francisco, with this great set-up, this amazing crowd and this court! None of this would happen without John and his amazing team. They take very care of us and obviously, the sponsor keeps coming back again! Evan [Goldberg, EVP of Oracle NetSuite], we can’t thank you enough!

“[Having a baby] is the best thing to happen to both of us in our lives so far. It is such a blessing and Nour [El Tayeb, Farag’s wife] is such a selfless mum. She is doing the job while I am here, but she has been hitting the gym already and she is aiming to come back to play in front of you guys! I can’t wait for that because I miss her being here!”

29-year-old Farag will now face Joel Makin in the quarter-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open, after the Welshman got the better of Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal earlier on in Friday’s action.

Elsewhere, 2019-2020 World Champion Tarek Momen got the better of USA’s Spencer Lovejoy in a quick-fire contest, while Mostafa Asal beat compatriot Mazen Hesham to make the last eight.

In the women’s draw, US No.1 Amanda Sobhy needed just nine minutes to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open, as she blew Nadine Shahin away on the glass court at Embarcadero Plaza.

The American had the home crowd behind her, and she rode that wave, dropping seven points in a rapid-fire match, one of the quickest ever on the PSA World Tour. She will now face Welsh No.1 Tesni Evans in the last eight on Saturday evening.

“It has been a process, looking back. My injury, the whole road and journey that I have been on. To see that I was World No.5 was really a testament to the hard work. I have enjoyed it for that period of time, and now I need to keep going, solidify into the top five and hopefully keep going up,” Sobhy said.

“It’s been a tough time for everybody. I moved to Philly in August 2020, in the middle of the pandemic and everything was closed, the clubs were closed, the schools were closed, so I had nowhere to train.

“The Racquet Club of Philly took me in and they became my home. From there, and because that was the only club in the city that was open. A lot of the college students, the Drexel [University] team some of the [University of] Penn guys were there, so was my sister. It was just a blast and I think that being able to fully enjoy training and my squash there, that’s what kept me going. In this situation, if you’re not loving what you’re doing, it will be really difficult!”

The quarter-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open take place tomorrow with play starting a at 13:00 (GMT-7), with glass court action from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco live on  SQUASHTV.

For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, please visit the tournament website, along with their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Round One Top Half

ElShorbagy Survives Abouelghar Test As Oracle NetSuite Open Commences

Egypt’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy had to come from behind in his opening match of the Oracle NetSuite Open, battling back to defeat compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar on the opening day at Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco.

The PSA World Tour Gold level tournament got underway on Thursday afternoon with ElShorbagy as the top seed for the event, and he came up against fellow Egyptian Abouelghar, aiming to extend his 100% winning record over ‘the Bullet’.

It was all but plain sailing for the ‘Beast from Alexandria’ as he found himself 7-2 down in the first game in quick time, with Abouelghar going on to take the first game with ease. From there, though, ElShorbagy did what he always does, fight back.

He took the second game 11-8, and following a third game that was littered with stoppages, for refereeing decisions and court attendance, ElShorbagy eventually got over the line after 48 minutes of action, advancing to the last eight.

“I think the most relaxed out of the three of us today was the referee, so I have to thank him for staying relaxed. He had two tense, dramatic squash players arguing all the time!” the World No.2 said.

“But having Abouelghar in the first round is very tricky. I was very nervous before the match and everyone could see how tense I was, arguing at some decisions that I had no right to argue about as well, and the referee did a good job. He knew how tough that first round was, and he did a very experienced job.

“The last three years here, I have made three finals. I have won two but this is actually one of my favourite tournaments of the whole year. I love coming back here, coming back to San Fran. Everyone knows how much I love playing here. I told my mother, and she has been everywhere with me, but she has never come to San Fran before. This year I told her that she had to come, that she would love it here.”

ElShorbagy will now face another former World Champion and World No.1 in Karim Abdel Gawad in the quarter-finals after the ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ downed Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez in a deciding game.

Much like ElShorbagy, Gawad found himself behind after the first game. The World No.6 lost the first on a tie-break 14-12, but from there, he allowed the ‘Colombian Cannonball’ to score just nine points, fighting back from a game down to win 2-1.

“Best of three is a totally different story. For me, it’s almost a different sport, sometimes you’re up 2-0, sometimes you’re 2-0 down and things can turn around. In the last period I’ve been on and off, so I just wanted to play my best. I was a bit worried at the beginning of the match, I didn’t want to lose in the first round and Miguel is a very dangerous player,” Gawad said.

“After the first game I just told myself to leave everything on court even if I lost in the first round. I just wanted to play my best squash, tried to win and hopefully I can win again. I had more confidence [in the second]. I wanted to play my game, he was the one controlling the game, so I wanted to play my game at the end.

“When I came back on court in the third, I wanted to play an attacking game with more winning shots and I’m glad it worked. Miguel can come back at any time, in the first game I was 10-8 up and lost that one. The second game, I was 5-3 up and he came back, so I wanted to focus on every point.”

World No.2 Nouran Gohar, the top seed in the women’s draw at this year’s Oracle NetSuite Open, got her debut campaign in San Francisco off to the perfect start, defeating Canada’s Hollie Naughton for the second straight event.

The pair met in the second round of the CIB Egyptian Open, with Gohar winning their contest at the New Giza Sporting Club, in what was the first step to her victor in front of the Pyramids less than a week ago.

She showed her confidence and class throughout her second clash with Naughton in the space of ten days, and needed just 20 minutes on court at Embarcadero Plaza to take the victory and advance to the last eight.

“It has been five years now, but because of university I have missed it every time so I am glad this year. Actually, I had my graduation today but I was not going to miss coming to San Francisco this year!” Gohar said.

“I was really excited. When I saw it on the calendar, I think I was one of the first people to enter my name. I was really looking forward to it. It is a beautiful city and I have been hearing about it a lot. It has not disappointed me!”

She will now face compatriot Salma Hany in the last eight, while New Zealand’s Joelle King and Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy will face off in the quarter-finals after they defeated USA’s Sabrina Sobhy and Olivia Clyne, respectively.

The first round of the Oracle NetSuite Open continues tomorrow at 13:00 (GMT-7), with glass court action from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, please visit the tournament website, along with their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
ElShorbagy and Gohar Headline Oracle NetSuite Open Draws

The draws for the men’s and women’s Oracle NetSuite Open, PSA World Tour Gold tournament have been released with the event set to bring world-class squash back to San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza between September 23-27.

Four previous winners of the Oracle NetSuite Open will be present this year, with Amanda Sobhy, Sarah-Jane Perry, Ali Farag and defending men’s champion Mohamed ElShorbagy all in action as the tournament returns to the PSA World Tour calendar following a hiatus in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s Oracle NetSuite Open will see all 30 matches played on the Squash Engine Court on Embarcadero Plaza in the shadow of the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building. A best-of-three games format will be used once again at the event up to and including the semi-finals, with both title deciders reverting to best of five.

ElShorbagy, the current World No.1, will be the top seed for the men’s event in San Francisco, and his campaign will start against compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar in a tough first round fixture.

He then faces the possibility of meeting either Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez or 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad in the quarter-finals. Either Paul Coll - who won the historic Allam British Open last week - or younger brother Marwan ElShorbagy await in the semis, before a possible meeting with familiar foe Farag in the final.

Farag will be the No.2 seed for the tournament but will return to World No.1 ahead of the tournament, with his run to the final of the British Open ensuring he will overtake ElShorbagy on September 1. A mouthwatering first round clash against CIB PSA World Tour Finals winner Mostafa Asal awaits Farag, while either Fares Dessouky or India’s Saurav Ghosal will lie in wait for his last eight encounter.

From there, Farag could face either World No.3 Tarek Momen or Peru’s Diego Elias in the last four before a potential meeting with ElShorbagy in the final, one that could have a large say in the battle for World No.1

World No.2 Nouran Gohar heads the women’s draw as she makes her Oracle NetSuite Open debut and she begins her campaign against Canadian No.1 Hollie Naughton. She could then face either another Canadian in Danielle Letourneau, or Egypt’s Salma Hany in the second round.

The former British Open champion is then in line to do battle with either compatriot Hania El Hammamy or New Zealand’s Joelle King in the semis, before a possible meeting with either 2015 champ Sobhy or two-time winner Perry in the final.

Perry is a real crowd favourite after wins in 2017 and 2018 and she will start her campaign against Rowan Elaraby, before facing either Belgium’s Tinne Gilis or Indian No.1 Joshna Chinappa in the quarter-finals.

US No.1 Sobhy, meanwhile, faces Egypt’s Nadine Shahin in the first round before a possible contest with compatriot Olivia Fiechter or Welsh No.1 Tesni Evans. Perry would await Sobhy in the last four, if the two make it to that stage.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Oracle NetSuite Open and you can make sure you reserve your seat to be a part of the action. Find out more information here.

Following recent mandates from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and to ensure the safest possible experience for fans, supporters, players and the city of San Francisco, the 2021 Oracle NetSuite Open will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of admission for all attendees 12 or older.

Action from the tournament will be shown live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the Oracle NetSuite Open, please visit the tournament website, along with their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.



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