Home hope Mohamed Elshorbagy through to semis of El Gouna International

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Home hope Mohamed Elshorbagy through to semis of El Gouna International

<p>World number and home hope Mohamed Elshorbagy is through to the semi-finals of the El Gouna International Open in Egypt. </p> <p>He sealed victory against Germany’s Simon Rosner.</p> <p>Elshorbagy took the first two games, before losing the third – and dominating the final clash. </p> <p>Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez is also through to the semis – his first time – after wiping out third seed Omar Mossad from Egypt. </p> <p>Rodriguez bounced back from a game down, to take the second and third – before recouping losses in the fourth and sealing victory. </p> <p>The third match of the night was an all-Egyptian affair, but it was not an easy one. </p> <p>Marawan Elshorbagy and Fares Dessouki’s duel lasted 91 minutes – the referees had to make 72 decisions.</p> <p>But Dessouki powered home, winning 3-2.</p> <p>And world champion Gregory Gaultier kept his hopes of a place in the final alive.</p> <p>The Frenchman beating Aly Farag of Egypt 3-2, after a five-setter, which finished after midnight in front of a big crowd.</p>