[2] Ali Farag 3-1 [6] Tarek Momen  11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 (57m)
[7] Mazen Hesham  3-1 [9/16] Karim Abdel Gawad  6-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-6 (63m)
[3] Paul Coll (NZL) 3-2 [5] Marwan ElShorbagy  8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-1 (70m)

[2] Nour El Sherbini 3-2 [8] Gina Kennedy (Eng) 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 (51m)
[5] Amanda Sobhy (Usa) 3-0 [3] Hania El Hammamy 11-8, 13-11, 11-4 (36m)
[4] Joelle King (Nzl) 3-2 [6] Rowan Elaraby  11-13, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5 (68m)
[1] Nouran Gohar 3-0 [7] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)  11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (34m)


The British Open continues at Birmingham’s Rep theatre this evening with four quarter-finals from the top half of the draws.

There are six Egyptians in action tonight, first up is Rowan Elaraby against fourth-seeded Kiwi Joelle King who is appearing in her fourth British Open in a row and eighth overall in 11 appearances since 2008 . For Araby it’s only her fourth British Open and second quarter-final. The Egyptian has won both of their previous encounters, though.

Then it’s an all-Egyptian men’s matchup between second seed Ali Farag, runner-up in the last three British Opens and quarter-finalist in the three before that, against Tarek Momen, hoping to reach the last four for the first time in his fifth quarter-final since 2012. Farag leads the H2H 14-4, winning each of the last eight encounters.

There’s home interest in the third match as Sarah-Jane Perry takes on top seed Nouran Gohar. Perry has an outstanding British Open record, having played in each of the last eleven editions and is playing her sixth quarter-final in a row. She’s only gone beyond this stage twice though, while Gohar has reached the final four times in eight previous appearances including the last three, winning the title in 2019. Gohar leads the H2H 9-2 with Perry’s only wins coming in their first two meetings, back in 2014.

There’s another all-Egyptian men’s match to conclude the day with Mazen Hesham taking on the only quarter-finalist outside the top eight seeds in Karim Abdel Gawad. For Hesham this will be his fourth quarter-final in his eight appearance, for Gawad it’s his third in eleven unbroken appearances, winning two of those but he is yet to reach the final. They’ve met relatively few times with the H2H at 2-2, Hesham winning both of the most recent clashes.