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Squash: World number one Elshorbagy into El Gouna last eight

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By Euronews
Squash: World number one Elshorbagy into El Gouna last eight

World number one and home hope Mohamed Elshorbagy advanced to the quarter-finals of the last PSA World Series event of the season in El Gouna, in Egypt.

Elshorbagy, who has won the past five straight World Series tournaments, saw off the challenge of England’s Chris Simpson in three tight games.

The top seed next faces world number nine Simon Rosner of Germany.

World Champion Gregory Gaultier also progressed to the quarters after he brushed aside South African Stephen Coppinger in straight games.

With the win the Frenchman to set up an last eight tie with Egypt’s Ali Farag, who he beat in the semis of last week’s Grasshopper Cup.

In the top half of the draw hard-hitting Egyptian Omar Mosaad also enjoyed a straight games victory when he beat Mathieu Castagnet of France in 61 minutes.

Mosaad next plays Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez.

One Egyptian talent is assured to make it to the semis after Grasshopper Cup champion Marwan ElShorbagy set up a quarter-final showdown with compatriot Fares Dessouki.

Elshorbagy needed just 33 minutes to beat teammate Omar Abdel Meguid to reach the quarters.