Grasshopper 2022



[1] Nour El Sherbini 3-2 [2] Hania El Hammamy 9-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3, 11-4 (76m)

[3] Mostafa Asal 3-0 [7] Marwan ElShorbagy   13-11, 11-2, 11-5 (39m)



[1] Nour El Sherbini 3-2 [4] Rowan Elaraby  4-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7 (68m)
[2] Hania El Hammamy 3-1 Tesni Evans (WAL)  11-3, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 (51m)

[7] Marwan ElShorbagy 3-0 [4] Diego Elias (PER) 14-12, 12-10, 11-3 (44m)
[3] Mostafa Asal 3-2 [8] Fares Dessouky   6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5 (85m)


“I’m definitely happy to be through and playing in the final tomorrow. The venue’s amazing and the crowd’s amazing. It’s an amazing atmosphere here. The crowd gives us a huge push and makes us very happy to play on court. I’m very happy to have one more match on this court!

“It’s definitely tricky [to go from best-of-three format to best-of-five] but it’s worked well for me in this tournament. It’s tricky for me because there have been a lot of matches where I’ve come from 2-0 down to win and in this tournament I needed to warn myself and fire myself up for the best-of-threes and now that it’s best-of-five I managed to get through pretty well but playing against Tesni is definitely tricky, especially with the conditions; this court definitely suits the way she plays and it was very tricky.

“It’s going to be a tough match [in the final against El Sherbini]. She’s a legend and I enjoy our battles. It’s always a pleasure sharing a court with her and I’m very happy to have one more match with her. We haven’t played a final in so long, we’ve been playing in semi-finals, so it’s definitely going to be a very hard one for both of us tomorrow.”


“I guess I love this venue so much! I’ve no words to describe how amazing Diego is. He’s the U.S. Open champion and is only 25. He’s going to be World No.1 one day. He’s a great player. Today was all about mentality. It’s always hard to back it up after winning a Platinum event.

“It was hard mentally on both of us of course. But I’m really glad to get the win today.”

“I was so fired up today because during the warmup I was listening to Joey say Diego’s going to get the win today. It fired me up as I thought ‘he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!’ I’m joking of course, but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!

“I’m glad to win and get into another final here. As I’ve said, I love playing here and this crowd is incredible. They always stay up until it’s late. It’s always sold out. You guys are amazing, thank you for coming!”


[1] Nour El Sherbini  2-0 [8] Olivia Fiechter (USA)  11-3, 11-8 (19m)
[4] Rowan Elaraby 2-0 [5] Nour El Tayeb  14-12, 11-6 (30m)
Tesni Evans (WAL) 2-1 [6] Salma Hany  5-11, 11-7, 11-9 (41m)
[2] Hania El Hammamy 2-0 [7] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)  11-5, 11-5 (15m)

[7] Marwan ElShorbagy 2-0 Nicolas Mueller (SUI)  11-6, 11-4 (21m)
[8] Fares Dessouky 2-1 [2] Paul Coll (NZL)  11-7, 9-11, 11-7 (45m)
[3] Mostafa Asal  2-0 [5] Tarek Momen   11-6, 11-3 (22m)


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Round Two

[7] Marwan ElShorbagy 2-0 Youssef Soliman 11-6, 11-8 (35m)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 2-0 [1] Ali Farag  11-6, 11-8 (21m)
[8] Fares Dessouky 2-0 Omar Mosaad  11-8, 15-13 (8m?)
[3] Mostafa Asal 2-0 Gregoire Marche (FRA) 11-7, 11-5 (34m)

[5] Nour El Tayeb 2-0 Melissa Alves (FRA)  11-5, 11-8 (20m)
[1] Nour El Sherbini 2-0 Cindy Merlo (SUI)  11-5, 11-6 (13m)
[4] Rowan Elaraby2-0 Emily Whitlock (WAL)  11-3, 11-9 (20m)
[6] Salma Hany 2-1 Nadine Shahin  4-11, 11-8, 11-1 (25m)


I’m pretty happy with my performance. Nadine [Shahin] had an amazing start and came so strong at me, I was 8-5 down and 1-0 down, but I’m enjoying it here and didn’t want to go home yet so want to keep fighting.

“At 5-8 we had a little break and I could have been thinking that I’m too far down and there’s no way back, but this thought never crossed my mind. I knew she would want to finish the game quickly, I was happy to stay on court and try and stay in the game. I had a slow start, I’m glad I didn’t panic and I’m very happy with the win today.


“Ever since I started playing here I always thought I don’t want to get Nicci in the draw and now there are two Swiss players so the chances are even higher. It’s always tough playing against the homeboy who will get the full support from the crowd and in a best-of-three, it’s quite tricky so I really needed to be sharp from the beginning. I didn’t want it to get too close because everything would favour my opponent so I wanted to get a good lead in each game and thankfully I managed to do that.

“I had to study my opponent, I spoke to my coach, Omar Abdel Aziz, about a plan and I always had a backup plan in my mind if I needed to, but I just wanted to go with plan A first and execute it well and thankfully I didn’t have to go with any backups.

“All credit to Dimitri, in the middle of each game he pushed hard and he came back from 5-0 down in the second game and I thought I had to play really well today to win.”


“It was a tough match of course. Youssef is a good player, I was a bit nervous today because I know how dangerous he is. We just came back from the states so we’re all dealing with jet lag. I only went to sleep at 7am this morning and missed my morning hit, so I was very nervous about many things, but I’m glad with how I dealt with all the conditions. But I’m very happy to be back here and through, I haven’t been back since 2016 but I’m very happy to be back in Switzerland.
“2016 was a breakthrough year for me, I beat one of my idols, Greg Gaultier, in the final, it was one of my biggest wins at the time and a breakthrough win for me. I have good memories here with a great crowd and a great city. It will be a great week with some exciting matches tonight and tomorrow.”