The CIB PSA World Tour Finals semi-finals take region these days at the Mall of Arabia in Cairo, Egypt as we take one step closer to finding out who our champions may be.
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Up first is an all-Egyptian battle between World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No. Five Nour El Tayeb as they go head-to-head for a place within the final at 19:00 nearby time (UTC+2).
The two Egyptians are not any strangers to facing every other on the PSA Tour this season, with the duo coming up against each other three times already this season.
El Welily claimed the last victory in the last 4 stages of the DPD Open in Eindhoven en route to lifting the name, while El Tayeb was given the higher of the World No.1 in the semi-finals of the PSA World Championships in February.
El Welily has been in robust form to date this week, prevailing all of her Group A matches, at the same time as El Tayeb gained two of her fits including a dominant victory over England’s Sarah-Jane Perry the day before today to ebook her location in the ultimate 4.
They are observed on the court via protecting champion and World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and previous World No.1 and World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad.
ElShorbagy and Gawad are also acquainted opponents on the PSA Tour, with the two Egyptians going head-to-head on 13 previous events.
ElShorbagy holds the gain with 10 victories to Gawad’s three, such as 4 victories this 12 months alone. Gawad’s closing win over the World No.2 got here in December’s Black Ball Squash Open whilst Gawad was in scintillating form to lift the identify and automatically qualify for the World Tour Finals.
They are observed on courtroom by means of the second girls’ semi-final on the way to see Egypt’s Nouran Gohar pitted in opposition to France’s Camille Serme.
The remaining assembly between these two gamers is still clean within the reminiscence with Gohar getting the better of the Frenchwoman within the very last of remaining month’s British Open.
Gohar becomes in formidable form in Hull to power to victory and write her name inside the squash history books together with her 2nd predominant title.
Some, meanwhile, has lots of enjoying at the large event and will be seeking to get revenge on the young Egyptian whilst these move head-to-head later this evening.
The remaining semi-final sees any other all-Egyptian conflict with Mohamed Abouelghar taking on Tarek Momen.
Abouelghar claimed a large victory the day prior to this by way of defeating Gawad 2-zero within the institution ranges to make certain that he certified beforehand of World No.1 Ali Farag and also on the pinnacle of Group A.
‘The Bullet’ has been in robust form all week, claiming two victories over Gawad and New Zealand’s Paul Coll to make certain he reached the last 4 at the World Tour Finals for the first time in his profession.
Momen can also be proposing in his first semi-final at the season-ending event after getting the better of Peru’s Diego Elias the day gone by in a straight shootout to qualify.
Abouelghar and Momen have met 9 times previously at the PSA Tour with the latter taking all of those victories. Can Abouelghar cause more upsets in Cairo?