Momen, Shorbagy to quarterfinals of 2020 Manchester Open
Saturday، 19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM
Egypt's Tarek Momen and Mohamed ElShorbagy claimed wins on day three of the 2020 Manchester Open to pick seats at the quarter-finals of the PSA Silver event taking place in Manchester’s National Squash Centre.
World No.4 Tarek Momen, the reigning World Champion, overcame the challenge of World No.11 Mohamed Abouelghar in an unpredictable encounter in which he came back from a game down to win 5-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-9.
Momen will feature a rematch of last season’s PSA Men’s World Championship final when he meets World No.5 Paul Coll in the quarter-finals.
World No.1 Mohamed El Shorbagy kept up his impressive start to life following the suspension of the PSA World Tour due to the global COVID-19 pandemic as he swept aside former World No.1 James Willstrop in straight games.
Despite being a relatively short match at just 34 minutes in length, the 24th meeting between the pair was a high-quality affair. 29-year-old ElShorbagy – eight years Willstrop’s junior – played some clean and tidy squash to dispatch his opponent, moving 13-11 ahead on their head-to-head record in the process.
He will take on Welshman Joel Makin in the last eight after the World No.10 overcame the tenacious Greg Lobban to book his quarter-final spot.