Monday, 3 March 2014 | MYT 9:29 PM

Ashour bundles Nick out of Windy City Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Egypt’s Ramy Ashour upset top seed Nick Matthew of England for a place in the men’s final of the Windy City Open in Chicago.

The 26-year-old Ashour, the two-time world champion, won 11-9, 10-12, 11-1, 11-4 on Sunday to set up a date with second seed Gregory Gaultier of France for the title.

The Frenchman warded off a strong challenge from fourth seed Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt before prevailing 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6.

In the women’s category, top seed and British Open champion Laura Massaro will face second seed Raneem El Weleily of Egypt in the final.

The 30-year-old world No. 2 Massaro, however, faced a stern test from seventh seed Camille Serme of France before winning 11-9, 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6 in 89 minutes in the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old El Weleily, meanwhile, just needed 31 minutes to get the better of fourth seed Joelle King of New Zealand 12-10, 11-8, 11-7.

Tags / Keywords: Nick Matthew , Ramy Ashour , Chicago , Windy City


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