Day SEVEN : Semi-Finals

Semi-finals night in El Gouna, with four compelling matches on the menu and four places in the 2023 finals at stake.

It was a long evening at the Conference and Cultural Centre with defending men’s champion Mostafa Asal claiming the last spot in the finals at 01.40 having stopped a Mohamed ElShorbagy comeback in the fifth. He’ll meet Ali Farag in the final after the world champion came from a game down to beat top seed Diego Elias to reach his fourth major final in a row.

The women’s semis started with a marathon repeat of last year’s final, top seed Nouran Gohar finally prevailing over Hania El Hammamy in 107 minutes. Belgium’s Nele Gilis produced a stunning upset as she beat world number one Nour El Sherbini in straight games to reach her first Platinum final.

El Gouna International 2023 : SEMI-FINALS

[1] Nouran Gohar (Egy) 3-1 [3] Hania El Hammamy (Egy)  15-13, 9-11, 17-15, 11-6 (107m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (Bel) 3-0 [2] Nour El Sherbini (Egy)  11-8, 11-9, 11-5 (45m)

[4] Ali Farag (Egy)  3-1 [1] Diego Elias (Per)    7-11, 12-10, 11-2, 11-7 (72m)
[3] Mostafa Asal (Egy)  3-2 [2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (Eng)  11-8, 11-8, 14-16, 6-11, 11-2 (109m)


Reports & Reaction, from Fram Gommendy in Gouna

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