Banque Misr Sky Open Squash 2013 17-24 Nov  Cairo  

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TODAY at the Banque Misr Sky Open  Framboise reports from Cairo
22-Nov, Day SIX, Semi-Finals:

[1] Karim Darwish 3-2 [5] Marwan Elshorbagy
           9/11, 10/12, 11/9, 11/9, 11/6 (64m)

[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy 3-2 [6] Omar Abdel Meguid
           11/6, 5/11, 6/11, 11/1, 11/7 (60m)

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Darwish comes back again

Top seed Karim Darwish found himself two games down for the second time in three days in the first semi-final of the Banque Misr Sky Open as the Sky resort in New Cairo.

Former world junior champion Marwan Elshorbagy took those opening games 11/9, 12/10, but the world number five fought back once again, taking the next three games to reach the final of the tournament he won in 2009.

"Im not sure whats going on with me, but Id better figure it out soon!" said Darwish.

"I gave it all today," tweeted Marwam "Was very close from winning but all credit to him he came back very well."

Shorbagy survives

There will be one Shorbagy in the final, but second seed Mohamed had to really work for his place, fighting back from 2-1 down to Omar Abdel Meguid to set up a repeat of the Qatar Classic semi-final of just a week ago, which he of course won on his way to taking that title.

The win means that not only does he have a chance of taking a second consecutive big title, he'll also rise to number four in the world next month.

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Preview: Pick two from four Egyptians

An Egyptian winner is guaranteed, but given the trials that the seeds have endured in earlier rounds, it's far from certain that it will be top seeds Karim Darwish and Mohamed Elshorbagy who will contest the Banque Misr Sky Open final ...   the younger Elshorbagy and Omar Abdel Meguid will be desperate to reach their first-ever $50k finals, and the cool conditions at night in Cairo seem to be a recipe for upsets.

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