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BritOpen Update: Gawad Completes Egyptian Trio in Semis

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Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad defeated compatriot Marwan Elshorbagy in the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Allam British Open, PSA World Series tournament – joining his countrymen Ramy Ashour and Mohamed Elshorbagy in what will be the first time in the modern era to have three Egyptian’s in the Men’s semi-finals.

Gawad had forged a two-game advantage for himself before play was halted for 23 minutes after a spectator injured themselves in the stands, requiring the emergency services to come on site.

“I’m very happy [to have three Egyptians in the semi-finals], first of all because I am one of the three guys. It’s nice because Egyptians now are dominating the game, we’re improving so much and we’re trying to get higher up in the rankings, even the younger guys are still coming up like Marwan, who is only two or three years younger than me, yet he’s still in the top 10 so it’s unbelievable.”

Result – Quarter-Final: Men’s Allam British Open 2016
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) 3-1: 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 12-10 (65m)

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