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Karim Abdel Gawad hits a delicate shot against Daryl Selby

Sweden Update: Gawad Takes Out Selby to Reach Final


There will be a new name etched on the UCS Swedish Open trophy after Egyptian World No.9 Karim Abdel Gawad saw off England’s Daryl Selby in straight games – setting up a final encounter with compatriot Tarek Momen in the final in Linköping.

Both players went head-to-head in an extremely tight opening game with only two points in it as Gawad crept to the win.

“I had to refocus and try to play as if he wasn’t suffering from anything. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

“Tomorrow will be a tough match. Tarek is one of my best friends on the tour, we’ve been playing at the same club for seven years so tomorrow will be a good match.

“I don’t think it will make much difference that Tarek played a long match today [against Simon Rösner]. Yesterday it was the other way round so I think we will be physically equal tomorrow. It will be a close match.”

Result – Semi-Final: UCS Swedish Open 2016
[2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [5] Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 (42m)

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