26th April, Day SIX, Round TWO:
Seeds suffer at the
but 5 Egyptians make the last 8
The final session of play
at the Movenpick was the shortest of all, with all of the four
matches finishing in under an hour.
Miguel Rodriguez was first into the quarter-finals, the
Colombian simply irresistible in today's match against Leo Au.
Simon Rosner ended the run of Mexican qualifier Cesar
Salazar in four games, then it was two unexpected Egyptian
winners as Fares Dessouki scored a tremendous
straight-game win over sixth seed Karim Abdel Gawad and Ali
Farag went through as fifth seed Tarek Momen retired
evening session at the Marina started with promoter Amr Mansi
announcing that the prize fund had been raised by $25,000
court the session also produced relatively short matches, with
three Egyptians - Mohamed and Marwan Elshorbagy and
Omar Mosaad - and second seeded Frenchman Gregory
Gaultier all winning in straight games.
It wasn't quite that straightforward, Shorbagy senior having to
fight from behind in the second and third games against Chris
Simpson in the first match and Gaultier struggling with the
humid conditions at the end of the night.
So five of the eight quarter-finalists are Egyptian, with one
guaranteed semi-finalist but quite probably more ...
 Omar Mosaad (Egy) 3-0 Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
15/13, 11/4, 11/4 (62m)
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0 Chris Simpson (Eng)
11/8, 11/8, 12/10 (43m)
Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0 [Q] Omar Abdel Meguid (Egy) 11/6, 11/7,
 Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 3-0 Stephen Coppinger (Rsa)
11/2, 11/8, 11/6 (39m)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col) 3-0 Leo Au (Hkg)
11/6, 11/6, 11/7 (35m)
 Simon Rösner (Ger) 3-1 [Q] Cesar
Salazar (Mex) 11/6, 6/11, 11/2, 11/7 (46m)
Fares Dessouki (Egy) 3-0  Karim Abdel
Gawad (Egy) 11/8,
11/6, 11/6 (50m)
Ali Farag (Egy) 3-0  Tarek Momen (Egy)
11/5, 8/4 rtd (23m)