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Aly Abou Eleinen (right) in action against Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi

QSF 4 RD2: Eleinen and Gamal Cause Upsets

The second round of the QSF 4 took place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Tuesday evening, and the Egyptian duo of Aly Abou Eleinen and Mazen Gamal both took out seeded players to advance to the quarter finals of the competition.

Eleinen, the World No.79, found himself two games behind to the local favourite and No.6 seed, Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, in his second round match in Doha, but he would not be beaten. The young Egyptian fought back to win in five, in just 55 minutes, booking his place in the last eight of the tournament, and taking down any Qatari hopes of glory on home soil.

He will be joined by compatriot Mazen Gamal in the quarter finals, after the Egyptian overcame No.8 seed Yahya Elnawasany in a four-game contest. Gamal won the first 11-7, only to see his countrymen respond to take the second 11-4. From there, though, it was the 36-year-old that was in control, as he advances through to the last eight.

The two unseeded players will now face the top two seeds in the quarter finals. After downing the home favourite, Eleinen is rewarded with a meeting with former World No.3, and the tournament’s No.2 seed, Omar Mosaad, while Gamal will take on top seed and World No.20 Victor Crouin in the quarters.

The quarter finals of the QSF 4 will take place on Wednesday, June 22 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. You can keep up to date with the live scores on the PSA World Tour website.

Second Round Results: QSF 4
[1] Victor Crouin (FRA) bt Curtis Malik (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (35m)
Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt [8] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7 (48m)
[5] Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Charlie Lee (ENG) 3-1: 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 (40m)
[3] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Rory Stewart (SCO) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 12-10 (54m)
[4] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bt Matin Svec (CZE) 3-1: 11-2, 11-6, 13-15, 11-3 (44m)
[7] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (37m)
Aly About Eleinen (EGY) bt [6] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 3-2: 5-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6 (55m)
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-5, 2-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-2 (53m)

Quarter Final Draw: To Be Played Wednesday, June 22
[1] Victor Crouin (FRA) v Mazen Gamal (EGY)
[5] Ramit Tandon (IND) v [3] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
[4] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) v [7] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
Aly About Eleinen (EGY) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

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