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Will Mohamed ElShorbagy (pictured) avenge his World Championship final defeat when he faces World No.1 Ali Farag?

CIB Egyptian Open final preview and how to watch live

The CIB Egyptian Open finals begin today at 19:00 (GMT+2), live from the Pyramid of Giza as the top two seeds in both draws battle it out for glory.

In a repeat of last year's final, World No.1 and defending champion Nour El Sherbini faces Egyptian compatriot Nouran Gohar in the women’s final.

They will be followed by the men's final, where another all-Egyptian encounter takes place, as defending champion Ali Farag – playing in his 350th PSA match – faces old rival Mohamed ElShorbagy.

You can catch all the action live from the Pyramids on SQUASHTV (worldwide) and on the channels of contracted broadcast partners around the world around the world.

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You can also keep up with the live scores from the event here.

Here's the Order of Play for tonight
(All times are local GMT+2)

The day's first match sees the world's top two women's players go head to head and Gohar will be hoping to improve on last year's result, where she fell to a 3-0 defeat.

Tonight's match will be the fourth final the pair have contested in 2021 and the results make tough reading for Gohar, who finished runner up in all three so far.

The 23-year-old will not be without hope, however. Despite El Sherbini's 14-4 record against 'The Terminator,' she has shown she can cause the World No.1 problems. At the British Open final last month, the pair's most recent meeting, Gohar pushed El Sherbini all the way and led twice in a tight 3-2 defeat.

Both players have spent a similar length of time on court, with El Sherbini playing a total of 122 minutes and Gohar 131.

El Sherbini blasted her way through her first three matches and beat Emily Whitlock, Danielle Letourneau and Farida Mohamed without dropping a game. Her semi-final match against Camille Serme, though, was a much tougher encounter, with the Frenchwoman causing problems before retiring injured when 2-1 down, but leading in the fourth.

Like El Sherbini, Gohar has only dropped one game, losing the third game of her quarter final with Hania El Hammamy 11-4. In her other 12, she has looked unstoppable, doling out 3-0 defeats to Hollie Naughton and Nada Abbas in her first two matches and blowing away fourth seed Amanda Sobhy 3-0 in 28 minutes in the semi final.

As the world’s top two players, it is unsurprising that there is little to separate them according to SquashLevels. El Sherbini is given a slight edge in what is expected to be a hard-fought and even contest.

Can Gohar arrest her recent struggles against El Sherbini?

The the men’s final, familiar foes ElShorbagy and Farag clash once again.

While World No.2 ElShorbagy has a 13-9 record over the 29-year-old, he fell to an emotional defeat in their most recent meeting, a 3-1 Farag victory in this summer’s World Championship final.

In his run to the final, ElShorbagy has been back in the form that saw him briefly reclaim the World No.1 ranking from Farag earlier this year. ‘The Beast’ has roared through the tournament, beating Baptiste Masotti, Karim El Hammamy, Eain Yow Ng and Tarek Momen without dropping a game.

Farag has been in similarly excellent form. He didn’t drop a game in any of his first three matches, securing comfortable wins against Gregoire Marche, Mohamed ElSherbini (retired injured) and Mazen Hesham. In his semi-final against Paul Coll, Farag avenged his British Open final defeat, beating the Kiwi 3-1in 69 minutes.

SquashLevels makes Farag the favourite in what is sure to be another tight encounter. The World No.1 is given a 63 percent chance of victory, with a 3-2 win predicted.

Will Farag justify this and inflict more final torment on ElShorbagy?

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