Mohamed ElShorbagy in action.
Mohamed ElShorbagy in action.

ElShorbagy & Elias Pull Out Of Xbox PSA World Tour Finals Due To Injury

World Champion Diego Elias and England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy have pulled out of today’s matches at the Xbox PSA World Tour Finals due to injury.

Elias’s withdrawal due to a hip problem means that Hesham is awarded a 2-0 win and he moves up to second in Group B of the men’s event, one point behind New Zealand’s Paul Coll.

That means Tarek Momen must now beat Coll if he is to qualify for the semi-finals ahead of Hesham.

Meanwhile, ElShorbagy’s withdrawal due to an adductor issue means Farag ends the group stage at the summit of Group A with the maximum 12 points on offer. Mostafa Asal and Karim Abdel Gawad will face off later today for the opportunity to join Farag in the semis.

Today’s schedule has been amended as a result:

New Schedule

(All times are local GMT-7)

14:00 [3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) v [5] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)

15:30 [2] Nouran Gohar (EGY) v [7] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)

16:15 [2] Paul Coll (NZL) v [7] Tarek Momen (EGY)

18:00 [1] Nour ElSherbini (EGY) v [8] Tinne Gilis (BEL)

18:45 [4] Olivia Weaver (USA) v [6] Nele Gilis (BEL)

20:00 [3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) v [5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)