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Fares Dessouky

Dessouky Gatecrashes Motor City semi-finals

The final four have been decided at the Motor City Open at the Birmingham Athletic Club in Detroit.

After not competing in a PSA tournament since September 2021, Fares Dessouky has reached the semi-finals, upsetting the seedings beating No.4 seed Marwan ElShorbagy 3-0 in just 34 minutes. Dessouky had lost the two previous encounters between the pair but he was fast out the blocks, taking the first game 11-2. He continued his dominance to take the next two games 11-7, 12-10.

World No.2 Paul Coll produced a dominant performance against Malaysian No.1 Eain Yow Ng. The New Zealander set his stall out early in the match taking the first game 11-2. Coll continued to pressure Yow and disarm the young Malaysian’s attacking threat to reach his fourth consecutive semi-final appearance.

Defending champion Diego Elias produced an impressive performance to defeat ‘The Baby-faced Assassin’ Karim Abdel Gawad 3-0 in 36 minutes. Elias was impressive from the start and was able to work the former World Champion into all areas of the court. Elias took the match 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 to set up a semi-final clash with World No.2 Paul Coll.

The final match of the day was another all Egyptian battle between former World Champion Tarek Momen and ‘The Black Falcon’ Mazen Hesham. Momen defeated Sebastien Bonmalais in round two and continued his good form in the quarter finals. Momen took the match 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 to book his semi-final slot against Fares Dessouky.

Semi-final action will start from 17:00 (GMT-5) from Detroit.

The Motor City Open will be broadcast live on their YouTube page.

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2022 Motor City Open presented by Sturbridge Capital: Quarter final results

[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt [8] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 (38m)
[3] Diego Elias (PER) bt [6] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (36m)
[5] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt [4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (34m)
[2] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [7] Mazen Hesham (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 (34m)

2022 Motor City Open presented by Sturbridge Capital: Draw

[1] Paul Coll (NZL) v [3] Diego Elias (PER)
[5] Fares Dessouky (EGY) v [2] Tarek Momen (EGY)

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