Day 2: Mostafa stuns Marwan… Mohamed 13/11 in 3rd v Ali…

[5] Mohamed Elshorbagy 2-1 [1] Ali Farag                11-8, 8-11, 13-11 (64m)
[7] Mostafa Asal2-0 [4] Marwan ElShorbagy                       13-11, 11-3 (42m)
[1] Nour El Sherbini 2-0 [8] Salma Hany                              11-8, 11-6 (25m)
[3] Nouran Gohar 2-0 [6] Camille Serme (Fra)                   11-8, 14-12 (48m)

World No.2 CIB Nouran Gohar is the first player through to the semi-finals of the CIB  World Tour Finals after she defeated France’s Camille Serme 2-0 at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia earlier today.

That win, along with her 2-1 victory over CIB Salma Hany yesterday means that she currently sits top of Group A with seven points and cannot finish lower than second due to her head-to-head advantage over Serme, no matter what her result might be in her final pool match.

R2 : Gohar 2-0 Serme

Nouran faces World No.1 Nour El Sherbini in a repeat of their El Gouna International final, where the latter came out on top in a dominant victory, in the final pool match.

R2 : Sherbini 2-0 Hany

A win by any scoreline would see El Sherbini go through to the semi-finals after her 2-0 win over Salma Hany today, however, if she is to lose and Serme wins her match against Hany then the Frenchwoman would go through thanks to her better head-to-head record after defeating the World No.1 on the first night.


In the men’s event, Mohamed ElShorbagy has strengthened his grip at the top of Group A after he claimed a 2-1 victory over World No.1 CIB Ali Farag and now has six points.

R2 : MoElShorbagy 2-0 Farag

Mohamed’s victory over World No.1 Farag earlier today also gives him a small boost in his chances of getting the World No.1 spot back from Farag. However, there is still a lot that has to go his way with the 30-year-old needing to beat younger brother Marwan tomorrow in the final pool game and then go onto win the title and relying on Mostafa Asal to beat Farag to send him out at the group stage.

Rising Egyptian talent Mostafa Asal gave his hopes of qualifying for the last four a significant boost with a 2-0 victory over Marwan ElShorbagy to send Group A down to the wire to decide who reaches the last four.

R2 : Asal 2-0 MaElShorbagy

Asal came firing out of the blocks early to sneak ahead in a tight first game before dominating the World No.5 in the second to comfortably close out his first win of the pool stage.

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