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Karim Abdel Gawad

Swedish Open Quarters Roundup: Gawad and Gaultier Secure Semis Berths


The quarter-final stage of the 2017 UCS Swedish Open saw just two of the four scheduled matches go ahead as planned, with title holder Karim Abdel Gawad and World No.3 Gregory Gaultier beating Australia’s Cameron Pilley and Egypt’s Tarek Momen, respectively, in Linköping.

Injuries to both England’s Daryl Selby and Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet earlier on in the day saw them pull out of their respective last eight fixtures with Germany’s Simon Rösner and Scotland’s Alan Clyne – both of whom received walkovers to reach the last four – but the two remaining matches produced a veritable feast of top-class squash action for an enraptured set of spectators.

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