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

World number and home hope Mohamed Elshorbagy is through to the semi-finals of the El Gouna International Open in Egypt.

He sealed victory against Germany’s Simon Rosner.

Elshorbagy took the first two games, before losing the third – and dominating the final clash.

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez is also through to the semis – his first time – after wiping out third seed Omar Mossad from Egypt.

Rodriguez bounced back from a game down, to take the second and third – before recouping losses in the fourth and sealing victory.

The third match of the night was an all-Egyptian affair, but it was not an easy one.

Marawan Elshorbagy and Fares Dessouki’s duel lasted 91 minutes – the referees had to make 72 decisions.

But Dessouki powered home, winning 3-2.

And world champion Gregory Gaultier kept his hopes of a place in the final alive.

The Frenchman beating Aly Farag of Egypt 3-2, after a five-setter, which finished after midnight in front of a big crowd.