James Willstrop advances to CCI International semi-finals

James Willstrop will today face Fares Dessouky in the semi-finals of the CCI Squash International being staged at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai following impressive wins over leading Indian players Vikram Malhotra and Mahesh Mangaonkar.

Willstrop, seeded five for the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event defeated Vikram Malhotra 11-9 11-9 11-5 in his opening match before overcoming Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-3 18-16 8-11 11-9 in a 67-minute quarter-final.

Fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Iker Pajares Bernabeu was unable to join Willstrop in the semi-finals after bowing-out to Tarek Momen 11-8 11-9 8-11 11-7 in a tough 65 minute quarter-final.
(ESP) 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 (65m)

CCI International 2019, Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, India
PSA World Tour Silver, 8 - 12 January 2019
Semi-Finals:

[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) v Ramit Tandon (IND)
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) v [4] Fares Dessouky (EGY)

Quarter-Finals:
[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 (65m)
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt [3] Saurav Ghosal (IND) w/o
[4] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt [9/16] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 11-3, 11-1, 11-5 (26m)
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-3, 18-16, 8-11, 11-9 (67m)

2nd Round:
[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) 12-14, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (58m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [7] Nicolas Müller (SUI) 11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 (66m)
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt [8] Tom Richards (ENG) 11-7, 11-1, 11-2 (27m)
[3] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [9/16] Mohamed Reda (EGY) 11-1, 7-11, 11-3, 11-6 (43m)
[4] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt [9/16] Ben Coleman (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (34m)
[9/16] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt [6] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5 (87m)
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [9/16] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (27m)
[9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [2] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) 11-9, 14-12, 12-10 (43m)

1st Round:
[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt [9/16] Peter Creed (WAL) 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6 (47m)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (43m)
[7] Nicolas Müller (SUI) bye
[8] Tom Richards (ENG) bye
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt [9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 (36m)
[9/16] Mohamed Reda (EGY) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (55m)
[3] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bye
[4] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bye
[9/16] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 6-1 ret.
[9/16] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt [WC] Aditya Jagtap (IND) 8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, 11-8 (84m)
[6] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
[9/16] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt Mazen Gamal (EGY) 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (45m)
[9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 9-11, 6-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-8 (55m)
[2] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bye

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