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PSA World Championship: Shorbagy shakes Willstrop to meet Ashour in all-Egyptian final

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Mohamed El Shorbagy beat top seed James Willstrop to reach the final of the PSA World Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Egyptian Shorbagy, 21, overcame the world number one 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8 in 112 minutes of phenomenal squash.

It will be an all-Egyptian final as the in-form Ramy Ashour toppled reigning champion Nick Matthew in another thrilling encounter.

Ashour won 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, and the victory will put him back on top of the PSA world rankings in January.

Mohamed El Shorbagy takes it all in after reaching the final. Twitter picture from PSA.

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