Mohd Ali Anwar Reda claimed his anticipated place in the semi-finals of the CCI PSA Squash Challenger 15 in Mumbai - but the No2 seed from Egypt had to fight back from two games down and then survive two tie-break games before overcoming local hope Mahesh Mangaonkar in the quarter-finals of the inaugural PSA World Tour Challenger 15 event at the Cricket Club of India.
It was an impressive performance by the 19-year-old from Mumbai who is ranked outside the world top 100. But after 115 minutes, it was Reda – the world No43 (pictured) - who prevailed 14-16, 6-11, 16-14, 12-10, 11-8 to earn a place in the last four.
The 19-year-old from Cairo defeated Malaysian Elvinn Keo 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 and will have his eye on an all-Egyptian final.
1 Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 15-13, 11-5, 11-6
4 Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-5, 11-6, 12-10
3 Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Ivan Yuen (MAS) 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, 14-12
2 Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 14-16, 6-11, 16-14, 12-10, 11-8 (115m)