Elias dethrones ElShorbagy as Farag and Momen
set up all-Egyptian semi …
The opening two quarter-finals were both long, tense affairs, with Germany’s Simon Rosner coming from a game down to beat Paul Coll in a match that looked destined to go to a fifth.
Then Diego Elias produced the result of his young life as he overcame World #1, World Champion and defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in a five game thriller .The first four games could have gone either way, but it was all Elias in the fifth, even though ElShorbagy saved three match balls before finally succumbing.
An Egyptian finalist was guaranteed as second seed Ali Farag continued his winning run over Karim Abdel Gawad, winning in three close games, while Tarek Momen, last year’s finalist, finally ended the run of unseeded Joel Makin. The Welshman took the lead, and had game ball to go ahead again in the third, but once Momen had averted that danger he took control in the fourth.
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