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.
Mostafa's new coach, Mohamed Elkeiy summarise his week with the young Egyptian…. […]
Interesting aftermatch interview of Mostafa Asal… […]
Walking off to catch the bus to the airport, Mohamed spoke with Fram about the match, and how much he rates Asal…. […]