Today – Semi-Final Saturday

Today – Semi-Final Saturday

Massaro comeback stuns David as top seeds win through to men’s final

SP_6824We’re down to the last four, and while the men’s semi-finals featured the top four seeds, there was bound to be a surprise women’s finalist at the Airco Arena.

France’s Camille Serme booked her place as she ended the run of qualifier Delia Arnold, and there was more disappointment for Malaysia as Laura Massaro, playing Nicol David in a repeat of the 2013 and 2014 finals, came from 2-0 and 5-0 down to stun the defending champion and world number one, to the delight of the packed home crowd.

The men’s championship continues to go with the seedings as world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy beat England’s Nick Matthew in four, and defending champion Gregory Gaultier despatched Miguel Rodriguez in straight games.

Full reports, quotes, photos below the results …

[6] Camille Serme (Fra) 3-0 [Q] Delia Arnold (Mas)   11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (33m)

[3] Laura Massaro (Eng) 3-2 [1] Nicol David (Mas)  4-11, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8 (77m)

[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0 [3] Nick Matthew (Eng)   11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5 (54m)

[2] Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 3-0 [4] Miguel Rodriguez (Col)  11-9, 11-3, 11-9 (57m)

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