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Arab Federation Open 2016







Arab Federation Open 2016
30 May - 03 Jun
Tanta, Egypt, $10k
First Round
31 May
second Round
01 Jun
02 Jun
03 Jun
04 Jun
[1] Mohamed Reda (EGY)
11-3, 11-4, 11-6 (40m)
Ahmad Al-Mudhaf (KUW)
Mohamed Reda
11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (36m)
Omar Bahgat
Mohamed Reda
11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Ahmad Al-Saraj
Mohamed Reda
13-11, 11-7, 1-11, 2-11, 11-6
Shehab Essam
Shehab Essam
11/9, 9/11, 9/11, 11/7 11/9
Karim El Hammamy
Omar Bahgat (EGY)
11-3, 11-9, 11-7 (34m)
[Q] Shadi ElShirbini (EGY)
Sandeep Ramachandran (IND)
11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4 (40m)
Belal Nawar (EGY)
Sandeep Ramachandran
11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 11-8 (70m)
Ahmad Al-Saraj
[5] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR)
11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5 (46m)
Basem Makram (EGY)
[WC] Karim Magdy (EGY)
11-1, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4 (36m)
[8] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS)
Karim Magdy
11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 12-14, 11-6 (59m)
Mostafa Montaser
Mostafa Montaser
7-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11
Shehab Essam
[Q] Mostafa Montaser (EGY)
Ahmed Al Kiremli (IRQ)
[Q] Husham Abdulkareem Sabeh (IRQ)
11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-3 (53m)
Khaled Mostafa (EGY)
Husham Abdulkareem Sabeh
9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (50m)
Shehab Essam
[4] Shehab Essam (EGY) 10-12, 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-2 (55m)
[Q] Abdallah Yaser (EGY)
[3] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
7-11, 15-13, 11-7, 11-7 (40m)
[Q] Ziad Sakr (EGY)
Karim El Hammamy
12-10, 11-8, 11-7 (39m)
Adewale Amao
Karim El Hammamy
9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 14-12, 6-11
Saadeldin Abouaish
Karim El Hammamy
11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 12-10
Mazen Gamal
Adewale Amao (NGR)
11-5, 13-11, 11-8 (54m)
Moses Durosinmi (NGR)
Saadeldin Abouaish (EGY)
11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (24m)
Luca Wilhelmi (SUI)
Saadeldin Abouaish
9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (54m)
Ahmed Hussein
[7] Ahmed Hussein (EGY)
11-7, 11-8, 11-4 (38m)
[Q] Rasool Alsultani (IRQ)
[6] Asim Khan (PAK)
Jamal Al-Barwani (OMA)
Asim Khan
6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 12-14, 11-5 (67m)
Hussein Emam
Asim Khan
11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 5-11
Mazen Gamal
[Q] Hussein Emam (EGY)
14-16, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (52m)
Hesham Mohamed Aly (EGY)
[Q] Mostafa Asal (EGY)
5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 (40m)
Ahmed Mohamed (EGY)
Mostafa Asal
11-3, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9 (65m)
Mazen Gamal
[2] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
11-6, 11-2, 11-3 (17m)
Mohamed Saeed (EGY)


Qualifying Finals:
Rasool Alsultani (IRQ) bt Ahmed Elmashad (EGY) 11/6, 12/10, 11/6 (38m)
Abdallah Yaser (EGY) bt Marwan Tarek (EGY) 11/4 rtd (9m)
Mostafa Montaser (EGY) bt Mohamed Tamer Elsham (EGY) 11/7, 11/8, 13/11 (36m)
Ziad Sakr (EGY) bt Ziad Ahmed Ibrahim (RSA) 11/6, 11/5, 11/3 (25m)
Shadi ElShirbini (EGY) bt Abdelrahman Lasheen (EGY) 11/7, 11/4, 8/11, 11/5 (29m)
Hussein Emam (EGY) bt Ahmed Abdel Fattah (EGY) 9/11, 13/11, 11/9, 11/9 (36m)
Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Seif Fotouh (EGY) 11/4, 11/8, 11/4 (34m)
Husham Abdulkareem Sabeh (IRQ) bt Mostafa Khaled (EGY) 11/5, 11/5, 11/6 (22m)



Essam Lifts Arab Federation Open Title

Egypt’s Shehab Essam captured the second PSA World Tour title of his career after recovering from 2-1 down to defeat compatriot Karim El Hammamy in the Arab Federation Open, PSA M10 tournament in Tanta, Egypt.

Both players had battled through a 32-man draw to secure their final berths, with Essam eventually taking out top seed Mohamed Reda in the last four in a thrilling five-game battle. El Hammamy, the 2013 World Junior Champion, was also in inspired form in the semi-final, and axed second seed Mazen Gamal to set up a a deciding clash with Essam.

The match was a close affair, with neither player giving the other much breathing space as a series of highly-contested and fiercely-fought points played out in front of an enraptured crowd at the Tanta Sporting Club.

It was World No.114 Essam who finally made the breakthrough in the first game as he struck up a one-game advantage after sneaking ahead to 11-9, before conceding the next two by similarly narrow margins to hand the initiative to El Hammamy, who was appearing in his maiden PSA World Tour final.

The pressure soon told though as Essam continued to wear his opponent down and, after winning the fourth game, the 20-year-old led the charge as both combatants fought tooth and nail for superiority in a dramatic deciding fifth game. Once again, there was little between the pair, but Essam held his nerve to force the victory over the line, sealing an 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 triumph which sees him claim his first PSA M10 crown.
Essam And El Hammamy Set Up Final Clash


With the battle for the 2016 Arab Federation Open title intensifying, the semi finals of the M10 event saw two entertaining all-Egyptian battles, with the crowd treated to yet more sublime squash as Shehab Essam and Karim El Hammamy progressed on home soil.

20-year-old Essam felled number one seed Mohamed Reda in an epic five-game thriller to stay in with a chance of capturing his second PSA World Tour title. The match ebbed and flowed, with Essam going 2-0 up, before a spirited comeback from World No.44 Reda saw the match taken to a deciding fifth game.

Essam kept his composure though to clinch it with a 13-11, 11-7, 1-11, 2-11, 11-6 margin of victory – a stunning win considering he is ranked 70 places below Reda in the World Rankings.

The second semi final also saw a surprise result, with 2013 World Junior Champion Karim El Hammamy getting the better of compatriot Mazen Gamal. Despite dropping a game in the third, El Hammamy was in control as he went on to take the match in four to ensure that he will take on Essam for the crown.
Egyptians Dominate Quarter-final Field


There will be six Egyptian representatives in the quarter-final of the Arab Federation Open, PSA M10 tournament after an exciting second day of main draw action at the Tanta Sporting Club in Egypt.

World No.76 Mazen Gamal moved through to the last eight after he overcame South African qualifier Mostafa Asal. Both players took a game each in the early stages, before Gamal gradually asserted himself on the match, and the 30-year-old’s experience eventually told as he wrapped up an 11-3, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9 victory in a hard-fought 65 minute encounter.

Up next for Gamal is a fixture with Pakistan’s Asim Khan, who came through a brutal five-game meeting with qualifier Hussein Emam to reach the quarter-final stage.

Top seed Mohamed Reda joins Gamal in the last eight thanks to a routine win over Omar Bahgat. Reda completed the win in straight games and takes on Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Saraj for a place in the semi-final

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Karim El Hammamy, the 2013 World Junior Champion, eased by Nigeria’s Adewale Amao with a 3-0 win and will go up against compatriot Saadeldin Abouaish after he defeated Ahmed Hussein.

Egyptian duo Shehab Essam and Mostafa Montaser will go-head-to-head in the other quarter-final fixture, after they overcame Husham Abdulkareem Sabeh and wildcard Karim Magdy, respectively.
Top Seed Reda Romps Into Second Round


Number one seed Mohamed Reda eased into the second round of the Arab Federation Open, PSA M10 tournament after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Kuwait’s Ahmad Al-Mudhaf on the first day of main draw action.

Reda was in rampant form throughout the 40-minute encounter and surged to the win in straight games to secure his second round berth.

The World No.48 will line up against fellow Egyptian Omar Bahgat for a place in the quarter-final after he saw off Shadi ElShirbini 3-0.

In-form Egyptian Mazen Gamal, who won the Grand Sport Armenia 2nd Challenger 5 earlier on in the month, defeated Mohamed Saeed in his first round fixture, and he will take on South African qualifier Mostafa Asal in round two after he rose to a win over Ahmed Mohamed.

Elsewhere, 2013 World Junior Champion Karim El Hammamy earned his place in the next round thanks to a 3-1 win over Ziad Sakr. The 20-year-old’s reward is a meeting with Adewale Amao, the Nigerian World No.348 who dispatched compatriot Moses Durosinmi.

Shehab Essam was another of the home players to progress courtesy of his victory against Abdallah Yaser, and he will take on Iraq’s Husham Abdulkareem Sabeh next. Ahmad Al-Saraj, Asim Khan and Ahmed Hussein will join Essam in the second round, while number eight seed Muhd Asyraf Azan was the only seeded player to bow out in round one, with a surprise defeat against wildcard Karim Magdy ending his title hopes.



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