Rosner and Farag through to maiden Doha finals
Germany’s Simon Rosner and Egypt’s Ali Farag will meet in what will be a first Qatar Classic final for both after contrasting semi-final wins at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Rosner, a semi-finalist here last year, eased past Peru’s Diego Elias, who simply couldn’t summon up the play that saw him beat three-time champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in the semi-finals. The first half of the first game was well contested, but thereafter it was Rosner all the way as he wrapped up the win in half an hour.
Farag met compatriot Tarek Momen, last year’s runner-up, in a repeat of their marathon Channel VAS final in England just a few days ago, which Momen won 11-9 in the fifth to claim his biggest career title, but this time it was Farag’s turn to triumph.
Farag edged a point for point first game, and although Momen levelled, the second seed was in charge for the next two games, gaining a measure of revenge and reaching his first Doha final in a touch over an hour.
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