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ElShorbagy Brothers Set For Second Sibling Showdown In Two Weeks

30 Nov 2023

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Marwan ElShorbagy will meet in a PSA World Tour quarter-final for the second time in the space of two weeks after both notched 3/0 victories in round three of the TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Open.

England No.1 Mohamed defeated Leandro Romiglio of Argentina in 25 minutes to continue his strong start to the tournament, while Marwan came through a tough battle with Frenchman Auguste Dussourd.

Their last eight showdown tomorrow evening will be their 22nd meeting on the PSA World Tour, and the second time they've faced off in a quarter final this month after Marwan came out on top at the Singapore Open.

Post-match, Mohamed said: "Me and him trained together in Prague and we know each other's games very well. I'm really happy to win - it was played at a fast pace as I know it was his first time on this court and it's a tricky one when you've not been on this court before.

"It's a very unique court with the lighting and the colours. It's a very different court, but he's had two good wins against Greg Lobban and Adrian Waller. I'm happy for him to see him doing well like that.

"It was a fast pace at the beginning of the match as I needed to get some work into his lungs and legs a bit. I'm happy I got through in the end.

"Tomorrow against my brother it's going to be a very different story. He's a top player, we played just last week and it's going to be a very tactical match.

"He has his coach with him and I have Greg [Gaultier] with me this week and it's going to be good to play each other again - our 22nd meeting - I only know that because we played last week and that was our 21st meeting! I think we both give something unique to the sport and I'm looking forward to playing him tomorrow."

In the women's draw, reigning champion Hania El Hammamy continued her title defence with a straight games win against fellow Egyptian Zeina Mickawy.

Meanwhile Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam became the only unseeded player to reach the last eight after cruising to a straight games win over Canadian Hollie Naughton. The Kuala Lumpur-based 24-year-old now faces Nele Gilis after the No.4 seed stemmed a fightback by Sarah-Jane Perry to beat the English No.2 11-3, 11-7, 6-11, 10-12, 11-2 in 66 minutes.