EGYPT JOIN ENGLAND IN THE FINAL

Who will join England in the final? Egypt are of course huge favourites, but after their incredible performance against France last night, Hong Kong's players will have nothing to lose and will try and pull a massive upset. Action will be starting at 6pm at Salle Vallier.

[2] EGYPT 2-0 [5] HONG KONG CHINA (6PM, SALLE VALLIER)

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#3: Marwan El Shorbagy 3-1 Tsz Fung Yip: (11-3, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7) - 39 min

The younger of the Shorbagy brothers was favourite coming into this match, having won both their previous encounters and not dropped a game all week. His opponent, Tsz Fung Yip was looking to repeat his great performance yesterday against Mathieu Castagnet. The HK player struggled to get into the match and quickly conceeded the first game (11-3). He started to loosen up in the second and showed the skills the Marseille crowd discovered yesterday. Second game Yip 11-8, we have a match on our hands. But El Shorbagy did not panick and showed why he's been a top 10 player for almost two years. The Egyptian controlled the important rallies and made good decisions at the right times, and won the third and fourth games fairly comfortably. 1-0 Egypt.

 Yip Shorbagy

#1: Karim Abdel Gawad - Max Lee (11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-7) – 67 min

The crowd of Salle Vallier was treated with an amazing match between Egypt's and Hong Kong's number 1s. From the start, Max Lee seems very determined to make up for his two last losses against Todd Harrity. After losing the first game (11-9), he levelled at 1-1 and found himself 10-7 in the third, only too see the reigning World Champion score 5 points in a row. But Lee did not put his head down and equalized again (11-7). The crowd was in the edge of their seats, and both players were giving absolutely everything they had, but it was the higher ranked who prevailed in the fifth game. Karim Abdel Gawad sends Egypt to their fourth MWTC final in a row.

Gawad Lee

#2: Ali Farag - Leo Au : not played

 

Full draw

Photo Gallery (semi-final day) (Nathalie Goossens / Philippe Rochais)


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