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Macau Open 2015

Macau Open 2015
Men's Draw
Centro De Bowling, Macau, China,
17-20 Sept, $50k

First Round
17 Sep
18 Sep
19 Sep
20 Sep
[1] Omar Mosaad (Egy)
11/7, 6/11, 11/7, 11/4 (41m)
[Q] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
Omar Mosaad
7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 (75m)
  Nafiizwan Adnan
 Nafiizwan Adnan
11-5, 11-3, 11-3 (40m)
Fares Dessouki
Fares Dessouki
11-9, 11-6, 11-0
Max Lee
[8] Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
12/10, 8/11, 11/9, 11/7 (72m)
Leo Au (Hkg)
[6] Fares Dessouki (Egy)
11/9, 11/9, 11/1 (26m)
Olli Tuominen (Fin)
Fares Dessouki
9-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 (98m)
Borja Golan
[3] Borja Golan (Esp)
11/9, 9/11, 12/10, 11/4 (62m)
[Q] Greg Lobban (Sco)
[wc] Steven Liu (Mac)
11/3, 11/4, 11/6 (13m)
[4] Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy)
Marwan Elshorbagy
12-10, 15-13, 11-2 (48m)
Max Lee
Max Lee
13-11, 11-5, 11-4 (40m)
Tarek Momen
[Q] Nasir Iqbal (Pak)
5/11, 11/8, 11/7, 10/12, 11/5 (58m)
[5] Max Lee (Hkg)
Shaun le Roux (Rsa)
11/6, 11/2 rtd (11m)
[7] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy)
Omar Abdel Meguid
11-4, 3-11, 11-5, 11-6 (38m)
Tarek Momen
[Q] Rex Hedrick (Aus)
11/6, 8/11, 11/6, 11/8 (43m)
[2] Tarek Momen (Egy)

Macau Open 2015
Women's Draw
Centro De Bowling, Macau, China,
17-20 Sept, $50k

First Round
17 Sep
18 Sep
19 Sep
20 Sep
[2] Nour El Tayeb (Egy)
11/2, 11/3, 11/8 (21m)
Delia Arnold (Mas)
Nour El Tayeb
11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-4 (50m)
Nouran Gohar

Nouran Gohar
11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (40m)
Annie Au

Nouran Gohar
11-8, 11-3, 11-9 (40m)
Laura Massaro
[7] Nouran Gohar (Egy)
13/11, 11/6, 11/2 (28m)
[Q] Heba El Torky (Egy)
[5] Joelle King (Nzl)
11/6, 6/11, 4/11, 11/7, 12/10 (54m)
[Q] Joey Chan (Hkg)
Joelle King
3-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9 (53m)
Annie Au
[4] Annie Au (Hkg)
11/1, 11/2, 11/5 (20m)
[wc] Liu Kwai Chi (Mac)
[Q] Joshana Chinappa (Ind)
11/8, 8/11, 11/2, 11/4 (38m)
[3] Alison Waters (Eng)
Alison Waters
11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (31m)
Emily Whitlock
Alison Waters
11-4,11-9, 7-11, 11-9 (49m)
Laura Massaro
Emily Whitlock (Eng)
12/10, 11/8, 11/5 (33m)
[7] Rachael Grinham (Aus)
[Q] Donna Urquhart (Aus)
11/3, 7/11, 11/8, 7/11, 11/7 (48m)
[8] Jenny Duncalf (Eng)
Donna Urquhart
11-8, 11-7, 11-6 (29m)
Laura Massaro
Dipika Pallikal (Ind)
11/9, 11/6, 11/6 (32m)
[1] Laura Massaro (Eng)
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Massaro And Lee Triumph In Macau

England’s Laura Massaro and Hong Kong’s Max Lee stormed to success in their respective finals at the 2015 Macau Open, PSA W50 and PSA M50 tournaments, today.

Massaro, the top seeded World No.5, lived up to her billing as the pre-tournament favourite as she halted the run of in-form Egyptian Nouran Gohar, who was appearing in a second consecutive final, courtesy of a hard earned 11-8, 11-3, 11-9 victory.

The win sees Massaro collect her first PSA World Tour title since winning the 2013 Women’s World Championship.

“I’m so happy to have won tonight and to be the Macau Open Champion,” said Massaro after her victory.

“To beat Nouran 3-0 and win my first title in what feels like a very long time is great.”

In the men’s event it was World No.18 Lee who lifted the title after he survived an early onslaught from surprise finalist Fares Dessouki, the 20-year-old Egyptian who was appearing in just his third PSA final, to continued his impressive recent form and complete a straight-games win.

Lee conquered World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy at the China Open earlier this month and carried that form into the Macau Open, recording back-to-back wins over 2014 champion Tarek Momen and World No.12 Marwan Elshorbagy to reach the final, where he proved too much for Dessouki, taking the title 11-9, 11-6, 11-0.
Lee Takes It To The Max In Macau

Hong Kong’s Max Lee stunned defending champion and World No.10 Tarek Momen in the semi-finals of the 2015 Macau Open, recording a sensational straight-games victory to book his place in the final of the PSA M50 tournament.

Lee overcame World No.12 Marwan Elshorbagy in the quarter-finals and continued his recent rich vein of form, which also saw him defeat World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy during the Stars On The Bund China Open, as he countered everything the flamboyant Momen threw at him to record a 13-11, 11-5, 11-4 victory and reach the 15th final of his career.

He’ll take on talented Egyptian Fares Dessouki in the final after the 20-year-old came through comfortably against Malaysian Nafiizwan Adnan to to reach just the third final of his career.

In the women’s PSA W50 tournament Egyptian youngster Nouran Gohar has continued her impressive start to the season, following up a surprise quarter-final victory over World No.8 Nour El Tayeb with an impressive 3-1 victory over World No.10 Annie Au.

Gohar, the 2015 World Junior Champion, will face England’s Laura Massaro in what will be her second consecutive major final, after losing out to World No.1 Raneem El Welily in the China Open earlier this month.
Adnan Downs Defending Champion Mosaad In Macau

Defending champion Omar Mosaad’s hopes of winning back-to-back Macau Open titles came crashing down at the hands of Malaysian Nafiizwan Adan earlier today during what was a shock-filled quarter-final stage at the PSA M50 and W50 event.

Mosaad breezed into the last eight after defeating compatriot Karim Ali Fathi in the first round but came unstuck against an inspired Adnan, who produced one his best performances in recent years to overcome the powerful Egyptian 3-2 in an intense 75-minute battle.

Adnan will now face another Egyptian in the semi-finals after talented 20-year-old Fares Dessouki, the World No.21, produced a stunning comeback against Spain’s number one Borja Golan - coming from two-games down to see off the 32-year-old after 98-minutes on court - while Hong Kong’s Max Lee added his name to the list of surprise semi-finalists, courtesy of a straight-games win over number four seed Marwan Elshorbagy, where he will face 2013 champion Tarek Momen.

Just weeks after defeating former World No.1 Nicol David at the Stars On The Bund China Open, World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar claimed yet another high-profile scalp in the women’s event as she knocked number two seed and World No.8 Nour El Tayeb following a thrilling five-game encounter.

Gohar stormed into a two-game lead only to see El Tayeb claw he way back into the match and force a decider but the 17-year-old displayed a maturity beyond her years as she refocused and took the decider in composed fashion, prevailing 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-4.

Gohar will face Hong Kong’s Annie Au in the last four while the bottom half of the draw will be an all-English affair after Laura Massaro and Alison Waters eased past their respective opponents Emily Whitlock and Donna Urquart.
Egyptians On The Charge In Macau

The opening round of action at the 2015 Macau Open saw Egyptian talent dominate proceedings in the PSA M50 tournament, with top seeds Omar Mosaad and Tarek Momen, the defending champion, leading a five-strong Egyptian contingent into the quarter-finals.

Mosaad, the 2013 champion, overcame compatriot Karim Ali Fathi 3-1 to move into the last eight to face Malaysian Nafiizwan Adnan, where he’ll be confident of reaching a second consecutive semi-final after making the last four at the Stars On The Bund China Open earlier this month.

Defending champion Momen suffered a first round exit at the China Open at the hands of Marwan Elshorbagy, who is also through to the quarters courtesy of a comfortable victory over Wildcard Steven Liu, and will face a tough last eight encounter with compatriot Omar Abdel Megiud as he hopes to keep his chances of securing back-to-back title triumphs alive while Fares Dessouki completed the Egyptian quintet courtesy of an impressive straight-games win over Olli Tuominen.

Australian Donna Urquart, the former World No.13, pulled off the biggest upset of the first round in the Women’s PSA W50 tournament as she took out former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf in a tense 3-2 encounter, eventually prevailing 11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7.

England’s Emily Whitlock further upset the seeding as she knocked out former World No.1 Rachael Grinham 3-0 to move into the last eight while top seeds Laura Massaro and Nour El Tayeb enjoyed comfortable first round victories.

Nicol David Out Of Macau Open

Malaysian World No.2 Nicol David has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Macau Open, PSA W50 tournament, due to a calf injury.

The 32-year-old was recently dethroned from the World No.1 spot following a nine-year streak atop the world rankings and her injury setback assures Egyptian Raneem El Welily of maintaining the top spot for a second consecutive month.

As a result of David’s withdrawal England’s Laura Masaaro now occupies the number one seeding with Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb seeded second for the event which gets underway on Thursday September 17.

Exciting Encounters Ahead in Macau

The draw for the 2015 Macau Open, PSA M50 tournament, has been confirmed with Tarek Momen, the World No.9 from Egypt, returning to defend his crown when the Men's event begins on Thursday September 17 at the Centro De Bowling in Macau.

Momen is aiming to retain a title for the first time in his career after becoming the fourth Egyptian in a row to taste victory in the tournament courtesy of his triumph over compatriot Omar Mosaad in last year's final.

Mosaad, who claimed success at this event in 2013, is also included in the draw and has been seeded number one as he looks to build on the form that saw him end the 2014/15 season with victory at the Internacional Sporta PSA M35 event.

Borja Golan is likely to meet Mosaad in what could be a mouth-watering semi-final match-up if both players make it that far while Momen could do battle with Marwan Elshorbagy as the duo bid to reach the final.

World No.1 Nicol David heads a superb looking field in the Women's event in a draw that also contains highly-renowned players such as England No.1 Laura Massaro and the dangerous Egyptian Nour El Tayeb.

David is seeded to face El Tayeb, against whom she won the 2014 Hong Kong Open, in the semi-final as she bids to retain the title she won last year while Laura Massaro could face compatriot Alison Waters in the semi-final. Massaro may also have a difficult tie against Annie Au in the quarter-finals should both players win their opening fixtures.

“The Macau Open has attracted a number of the world's greatest players in recent years and this year looks to be no different with the draw hosting a wealth of talent,” said Tournament Promoter Kenneth Lei.

“With no less than 17 of the world's top 20 players taking part across both the Men's and Women's events, we look set to see some intense matches take place on court.”

2015 Men's Macau Open – Main Draw:

[1] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Leo Au (HKG) v [8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
[6] Fares Dessouki (EGY) v Olli Tuominen (FIN)
[Qualifier] v [3] Borja Golan (ESP)
[4] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v [WC] Steven Liu (MAC)
[Qualifier] v [5] Max Lee (HKG)
[7] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v Shaun Le Roux (RSA)
[Qualifier] v [2] Tarek Momen (EGY)

2015 Women's Macau Open – Main Draw:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) v Delia Arnold (MAS)
[Qualifier] v [8] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[6] Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Liu Kwai Chi (MAC) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) v [Qualifier]
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v [7] Rachael Grinham (AUS)
[5] Annie Au (HKG) v [Qualifier]
Dipika Pallikal (IND) v [2] Laura Massaro (ENG)

The 2015 Macau Open takes place at the Centro De Bowling from Thursday September 17 – Sunday September 20.