In what was most definitely the match of the day, Joel Makin set Wales up for the lead in their semifinal match up against Egypt. Facing the current World Champion and World No. 3, Tarek Momen, the first two sets were nail-bitingly close with players taking a game each. The next two saw the match go heavily in the favour of each of them, with Joel taking the third 11-2 and Momen coming back to draw level with an 11-4 win. The marathon match ended with the second win for Joel against Momen in 6 weeks, having last beaten him at their last meeting in Egypt.

The other semifinal saw England beat France 2-1. James Willstrop was playing Gregory Gaultier, in what was their 44th international encounter since their first meeting 21 years ago. It was a highly anticipated match for the crowd, watching two well-respected veterans of the sport take each other on. However, Gaultier was too strong in this match, grinding out an 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 victory.

In the 5-8th semifinals, Spain lost to New Zealand 2-0. Iker Pajares found himself 2-0 down before taking the third game, but could not do more as Campbell Grayson took the win 11-5, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 in just under an hour.

The side court matches saw another win for USA who was given the opening lead by Todd Harrity who won in four. The USA will now play-off against Canada for the 13th place.

 

James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Joel Makin uses the UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Todd Harrity uses the UNSQUASHABLE TODD HARRITY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Iker Pajares Bernabeu uses the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

 

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