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Egypt Leads The Way Into World Junior Semi-Finals In NZ

20 Jul 2006

Egypt has dominated on quarter-finals day at the Prince Men's World Junior Championship - claiming all but one of the places in the last four in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Title-holder Ramy Ashour continued his relentless march through the draw with another comprehensive victory in the last eight, downing Pakistan's Farhan Mehboob 9-3 10-8 9-2 in 42 minutes. The world No20 will meet compatriot Tarek Momen in the last four.

Momen, a 5/8 seed, upset fourth-seeded German Simon Rosner, the European Junior Champion, 9-4 10-8 7-9 10-9 in a hard-fought 83-minute battle.

Third seed Omar Mosaad added to Egypt's winning run, beating Pakistan's Yasir Butt 9-4 9-4 10-8. However, Pakistani Aamir Atlas Khan put paid to an all-Egyptian semi-final line-up. The No2 seed despatched Egypt's Mohd Ali Anwar Reda 9-2 9-4 9-2 in 36 minutes, the quickest win of the day.

Quarter-finals:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [5/8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 9-3, 10-8, 9-2 (42m)
[5/8] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [4] Simon Rosner (GER) 9-4, 10-8, 7-9, 10-9 (83m)
[3] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [5/8] Yasir Butt (PAK) 9-4, 9-4, 10-8 (47m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [5/8] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 9-2, 9-4, 9-2 (36m)