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Rosner Battles Through To World Junior Quarter-Finals

19 Jul 2006

All the top seeds survived today's fourth round action in the Prince Men's World Junior Championship - but Germany's fourth seed Simon Rosner had to battle hard to earn his place as the only non-Egyptian or non-Pakistani through to the last eight of the biennial event in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Rosner, the European Junior Champion, needed 78 minutes to overcome Pakistan's 9/16 seed Bilal Zaman 9-4, 10-8, 3-9, 9-4 and will now meet Egypt's 5/8 seed Tarek Momen for a place in the semi-finals. Momen dashed England's hopes of a player in the quarter-finals when he beat Tom Pashley 9-5, 9-0, 9-10, 9-5 in just over an hour.

Egypt's title favourite Ramy Ashour dropped just three points in his 9-2 9-1 9-0 victory over Malaysia's Choong Kam Hing. The world No20 now takes on Pakistan's 5/8 seed Farhan Mehboob in a repeat of their quarter-final meeting in the event two years ago in Pakistan.

Second seeded Aamir Atlas Khan from Pakistan has also made short work of his fourth round match, warming up from a slow start to defeat Dutchman Tom Hoevenaars 9-7 9-0 9-0.

Third seed Omar Mosaad continued the trend of straight forward wins, with a 9-0 9-0 9-5 demolition of England's James Snell. The Egyptian's reward is a meeting with Pakistan's 5/8 seed Yasir Butt.

4th round:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [17/32] Choong Kam Hing (MAS) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0 (18m)
[5/8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 (26m)
[4] Simon Rosner (GER) bt [9/16] Bilal Zaman (PAK) 9-4, 10-8, 3-9, 9-4 (78m)
[5/8] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [17/32] Tom Pashley (ENG) 9-5, 9-0, 9-10, 9-5 (61m)
[5/8] Yasir Butt (PAK) bt [9/16] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 9-4, 9-4, 9-7 (36m)
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [17/32] James Snell (ENG) 9-0, 9-0, 9-5 (32m)
[5/8] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [9/16] Joe Lee (ENG) 9-6, 9-6, 1-9, 9-5 (65m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [17/32] Tom Hoevenaars (NED) 9-7, 9-0, 9-0 (29m)