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Egyptians Have A Huge Chance of Winning El Gouna International Squash Open
written by
Sherif Khairy

Egypt may be famous for many things, but one of the things we’re surprisingly famous for is our squash heroes. Ever since we can remember, Egypt has had at least 3 or 4 squash players among the top 10 players worldwide, and usually the number 1 spot would be held by an Egyptian. It’s not a rare event when the final game of the biggest squash tournaments is between two Egyptians, or when two Egyptians (a male and a female) win the World Squash Championships in the same year. Such reasons, and more, make El Gouna International Squash Open one of the biggest tournaments worldwide.

This year, the beautiful El Gouna hosts the international squash tournament for the seventh time in its history. Of course, Egyptians have set their eyes on their trophy, and male athletes are looking for redemption after Gregory Gautlier snatched the win last year, while Nour El Sherbini became the first Women’s Champion in the tournament’s first female edition.

Tomorrow, the 25th of April, is the last day of the quarter-finals, and our Egyptian athletes have a huge chance of making it to the next round. We have 2016’s Champion Mohamed El Shorbagy facing Simon Rösner today, as 2017 World Open Champion, Marwan El Shorbagy faces 2016 Qatar Classic Runner-Up, Karim Abdel Gawad in an all-Egyptian match. Tomorrow we have another all-Egyptian game is between 2017 Hong Kong Open Winner, Ali Farag and 2017 Qatar Classic Winner, Tarek Moamen. And finally, we have Miguel Rodriguez with a tough game against title holder, Gregory Gaultier.

As for the Women’s Draw, we have our Egyptian Champion and 2017 World Open Winner Nour El Sherbini facing Camille Serme today, as tomorrow, Nour El-Tayeb and Raneem El Welily go head to head with Alison Waters and Annie Au respectively.

We’re wishing the best of luck to all our Egyptian athletes, and may they keep striding from one success to another.