ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Level Information – sixth Sep, 2021 ) :The CIB Egyptian Open would convey world-class squash again to the enduring Nice Pyramid of Giza between September 10 to 17 when 96 of the world’s main gamers will battle it out for a share of the $590,000 prize fund – which is the best whole participant compensation ever at a PSA Platinum occasion.
“CIB have been unbelievable supporters of the game over various years now – particularly through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic the place their help was invaluable – and I am delighted to see them elevate the bar as soon as once more to offer record-breaking prize cash at a PSA World Tour Platinum stage,” stated PSA Chief Govt Alex Gough.
“I might wish to thank CIB, Hussein Abaza [CIB Chief Executive and board Member] and Amr Mansi Event Director for his or her continued onerous work, and I sit up for watching our athletes compete at one of the iconic sporting places on the planet as soon as once more.” World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and World Champion Ali Farag had been seeded to fulfill within the males’s last within the newest battle for the World No.1 spot, which Farag reclaimed on September 1, stated a press launch issued right here.
ElShorbagy tops the draw and would tackle both Frenchman Baptiste Masotti or wildcard Ibrahim Elkabbani in spherical two forward of a possible third spherical encounter with Scotland’s Greg Lobban. The 30-year-old is then seeded to play fellow Egyptian Mostafa Asal and World No.4 Tarek Momen within the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively.
In the meantime, Farag would open towards Frenchman Gregoire Marche in spherical two earlier than a possible conflict towards Mohamed ElSherbini within the final 16.
Farag is then predicted to play 2019 Egyptian Open winner Karim Abdel Gawad within the quarter-finals earlier than a semi-final fixture towards New Zealand’s Paul Coll in a rematch of their Allam British Open last showdown, which Coll gained to raise his first main title a fortnight in the past.
Within the girls’s occasion, World No.1 Nour El Sherbini headlines the draw and is seeded to face World No.2 Nouran Gohar within the title decider. The pair met in each the PSA World Championship and British Open finals – with El Sherbini profitable each – and the 25-year-old will tackle both fellow Egyptian Menna Hamed or Wales’ Emily Whitlock in spherical one.
From there, El Sherbini was seeded to play World No.10 Rowan Elaraby, World No.7 Sarah-Jane Perry and World No.4 Camille Serme en path to the ultimate. Gohar, in the meantime, opens up towards Canada’s Hollie Naughton earlier than predicted encounters towards Nada Abbas, World No.5 Hania El Hammamy and World No.6 Amanda Sobhy.
Fayrouz Aboelkheir and Malak Khafagy take the wildcard spots within the girls’s occasion and they might face South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller and Donna Lobban, respectively. Yahya Elnawasany takes the opposite remaining wildcard spot within the males’s draw, and he’ll play Pakistan’s Tayyab Aslam.
The prize cash could be cut up equally throughout the lads’s and ladies’s occasions and all the motion might be proven stay on SQUASHTV, whereas the semi-finals and finals might be proven stay on the channels of contracted broadcast companions.