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Mohamed Elshorbagy extended his unbeaten streak over his brother, Marwan, to five matches

Colombia Update: Mohamed Wins Battle of the Elshorbagy Brothers to Reach Final

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World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his 250th career win on the PSA World Tour with victory over brother Marwan in the semi-final of the inaugural 2016 Taeq SquashColombia PSA Open to move through to the final in Cartagena.

The 25-year-old was yet to drop a game so far in the PSA M100 tournament after easing past Andres Herrera and Tom Richards to reach the last four but faced a big battle from Marwan in an enthralling 61-minute tie.

“Today we had to play against each other which was so difficult. Trying to beat my brother is emotionally difficult and it takes so much out of both of us. I thought he played so well, it’s the best he has ever played against me.

“I thought I had him a little bit in the third but then he played a lot better at the end of that game and he made it so difficult in the fourth game. I knew that the longer the match was getting, the better he was playing and the more my energy was dropping. He has been in good form at the start of this year and, once he gets things right mentally, he is for sure one of the top guys now.

“He showed that today, I’m really happy for him and I know he will keep that good form up this year.”

Elshorbagy will line up against one of Egyptian duo Omar Mosaad and Tarek Momen in the showpiece finale, with the pair set to face off in the day’s other semi-final fixture.

Result – Semi-Final: Taeq SquashColombia PSA Open 2016
[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt [5] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 (61m)

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