Round Three (Split)


[2] Ali Farag 3-1 Mohamed ElSherbini    11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-4 (46m)
[6] Tarek Momen 3-0 Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)  11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (29m)
[7] Mazen Hesham 3-1 Baptiste Masotti (FRA)  11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-3 (44m)
[9/16] Karim Abdel Gawad 3-2 [4] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9 (76m)
[5] Marwan ElShorbagy 3-0 [9/16] Youssef Soliman   11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (43m)

[1] Nouran Gohar 3-0 [9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (38m)
[7] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-1 Nada Abbas     11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 11-9 (37m)
[6] Rowan Elaraby 3-1 Tomato Ho (HKG)  11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 (45m)
[3] Hania El Hammamy 3-0 Emily Whitlock (WAL)  11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (30m)
[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-0 [9/16] Salma Hany  11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (27m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini 3-1 [9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)  9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 (44m)

PSA reports

For the fifth time in the last six months, CIB Marwan ElShorbagy has defeated compatriot Youssef Soliman, this time to make the British Open quarter-finals. The pair had met at the U.S.Open, Grasshopper Cup, Hong Kong Football Club Open and the Pittsburgh Open, with the World No.6 having won all four matches. This one also went the same way, with ElShorbagy in control throughout the contest.

He consistently was able to stay in front of Soliman on court, and on the scoreboard. The pressure would tell for the lower-ranked Egyptian in all three games, as he was unable to keep ElShorbagy at bay, with ‘The Controller’ winning in three.

“I am just really happy to win in three games today. Youssef has been having a great season, he just reached the final of a Gold level event, two weeks ago. I know how confident he is. This was our fifth meeting this season!” ElShorbagy said.

“We used to train together a lot in Bristol as well, so we know each other’s games very well. As I said, I am happy to win in three. I had to stay focused. It was a professional performance.

“I will speak to Rodney [Martin, his coach] about it later on. For now, I will let him focus on his big match against Peter Marshall tonight at Edgbaston! It is good that I have a day off tomorrow, and then I don’t play until 8 pm on Friday. I have time to recover, and get ready for the quarter-finals!”