3 Egyptians qualify to the President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament’s quarterfinals 

Maya Nawar
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The President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament began on Tuesday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Five Egyptians participated in the first round: Shehab Essam, Karim Ali Fathi, Mohamed Reda, Karim El-Hammamy, and Youssef Soliman.

Asim Khan was expected to win as the score was (11-5/11-2/5-11/9-6) in favour of the Pakistani player, but he withdrew due to an injury, so the match ended 3-2 for Fathi.

Also Reda managed to win against Pakistan’s Zahir Shan, by 3-0 (12-10/11-7/11-7). Thanks to this victory, Reda qualified for the quarterfinals.

Soliman exited the tournament, after losing to his compatriot El-Hammamy, with a score of 3-1 (11-7/11-6/6-11/11-6). El-Hammamy qualified for the quarterfinals.

Essam also exited the tournament after withdrawing from the match against Hong Kong’s Leo Au by 3-0 (11-4/11-6/1-0).

The quarterfinals will take place on Wednesday, where Fathi will meet Pakistan’s Israr Ahmed, and Reda will face his compatriot El-Hammamy.

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