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Oh, brother…it’s tough for the Elshorbagys

Lee Hortonhttps://squashmad.com
Former Sun, Mirror, People and Sunday Express sports executive. Knows a bit about newspapers and the art of talking a good game. Brighter than some but a way to go to match others.

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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:

[1] Ramy Ashour (Egy) v Adrian Waller (Eng) – 16:30pm
Chris Simpson (Eng) v [7] Borja Golan (Esp) – 18:00pm
Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy) v [5] Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy) – 14:15pm
[3] James Willstrop (Eng) v Simon Rosner (Ger) – 13:30pm
[4] Nick Matthew (Eng) v Saurav Ghosal (Ind) – 20:15pm
Nicolas Mueller (Sui) v [6] Amr Shabana (Egy) – 18:45pm
[8] Tarek Momen (Egy) v Olli Tuominen (Fin) – 17;15pm
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) v [2] Gregory Gaultier – 19:30pm

Picture by Steve Cubbins (SquashSite)

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