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Ali Farag (left) in action against Daryl Selby (right)

Egyptian Open: Farag Overcomes Selby

World No.1 Ali Farag overcame a tricky opponent in the form of experienced Englishman Daryl Selby to book his place in the semi-finals of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open.

The Egyptian found himself a game down after a strong start from Selby, who took the first game by an 11-8 margin. However, Farag responded superbly to level the scores, before fighting back from 9-6 down in the third to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Farag was then able to close out comfortably in the fourth to claim an 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 victory and set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand’s Paul Coll at the PSA World Tour Platinum event.

“Thanks to Nour [El Tayeb] and Karim [Darwish] – they kept pushing me,” said Cairo-born Farag.

“I’m just very happy to be through that one for sure. I hope it’s another great match against Paul and that we can give the crowd a good one.”

[1] Ali Farag (EGY) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 (54m)

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