ELSHORBAGY brothers Mohamed and Marwan went head-to-head in Hong Kong today (Wednesday) with neither of them relishing winning a place in the quarter-finals.
Mohamed, world number four, ran out a 3-0 winner but admitted:”It was tough for both of us today. We are normally on the same side so it was difficult.”
He admitted on Facebook before the match:” I have to play against my younger brother for a place in the quarter finals..but I’m not very happy. It will be a very hard match emotionally for both of us.”
In the first-round, Mohamed eased past home crowd favourite Leo Au in straight games, while Marwan showed signs of the form which won him the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open by beating Ryan Cuskelly 3-1.
For a comprehensive review of all the first-round action from Hong Kong, click here.
Round Two – Full Men’s Draw:
 Ramy Ashour (Egy) v Adrian Waller (Eng) – 16:30pm
Chris Simpson (Eng) v  Borja Golan (Esp) – 18:00pm
Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy) v  Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy) – 14:15pm
 James Willstrop (Eng) v Simon Rosner (Ger) – 13:30pm
 Nick Matthew (Eng) v Saurav Ghosal (Ind) – 20:15pm
Nicolas Mueller (Sui) v  Amr Shabana (Egy) – 18:45pm
 Tarek Momen (Egy) v Olli Tuominen (Fin) – 17;15pm
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) v  Gregory Gaultier – 19:30pm
Picture by Steve Cubbins (SquashSite)