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2017 U.S. Open to Feature All-Egyptian Finals

There will be two Egyptian champions crowned Saturday at the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management at Drexel University in Philadelphia, after semifinal wins for Raneem El Welily, Mohamed ElShorbagy, and married couple Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag.

In a repeat of the 2015 Women’s Final, El Tayeb reversed the results as she beat England’s two-time champion Laura Massaro in four games while Welily maintained her winning run over New Zealand’s Joelle King, also in four games, to reach a second final.

Farag overcame unseeded compatriot Omar Mosaad, the 2015 finalist, in straight games to reach a first PSA World Series final, where he will meet defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy who, in a repeat of last year’s men’s final, brought an end to Nick Matthew’s twelfth and final U.S. Open in three close games.

Watch the finals live on SquashTV from 5pm ET.

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