Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Mohamed ElShorbagy – the men’s World No.1 and No.2, respectively – are seeded to meet within the final of the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open after the draws for the PSA World Tour Gold occasion held in Shanghai have been launched these days.
The China Open is the first PSA World Tour occasion of the 2019/20 season. It will take region among September four-eight, with action from the second round onwards taking vicinity in a tumbler show court atop The Peninsula Shanghai, overlooking the famous Shanghai Bund.
Farag and ElShorbagy are anticipated to contest the name decider in what will be their 17th meeting at the PSA World Tour. The pair won 10 titles between them and six of the seven PSA Platinum titles on providing for the 2018/19 campaign duration.
Harvard-graduate Farag had the upper hand of their head-to-head report ultimate season, prevailing 3 matches to ElShorbagy’s two. He is seeded to play ElShorbagy’s younger brother, Marwan, in the zone-finals and is drawn at the equal side of the draw as Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal.
Meanwhile, ElShorbagy is predicted to line up against defending champion Mohamed Abouelghar in the semi-finals, 365 days after Abouelghar defeated New Zealand’s Paul Coll to boost his largest PSA title to this point.
Reigning champion Raneem El Welily heads up the ladies’ draw, and he or she is seeded to face World No. Four Nouran Gohar in the very last.
El Welily beat France’s Camille Serme in the last 12 months’ name decider and will look to avenge 1 / 4-very last defeat to Gohar in May’s British Open.
El Welily, the contemporary World No.1, loved the maximum hit season of her career in 2018/19. After ultimate out, the season with a victory on the PSA World Tour Finals will kickstart the new marketing campaign with silverware in Shanghai. She is expected to satisfy New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King within the semis.
Gohar, in the meantime, has reached the very last of the China Open 3 instances earlier than and could appear to get her palms on the trophy finally. She is seeded to face England’s Victoria Lust and World No.5 Nour El Tayeb en route to the very last.
Local participant Li Dongjin is set to face Egyptian teen Hania El Hammamy in round one. At the same time, guys’ wildcard Zhitao Zhou can even take on an up-and-coming Egyptian youngster in Mostafa Asal.
$224,000 really worth of prize cash is on offer in Shanghai, in which matches could be split between The Peninsula Shanghai and the SECA Academy Jinqiao.
J.P. Morgan China Squash Open – Men’s Main Draw
 Ali Farag (EGY) [bye]
Ivan Yuen (MAS) v [9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) v [WC] Zhitao Zhou (CHN)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
 Adrian Waller (ENG) [bye]
Main Yow Ng (MAS) v [9/16] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[9/16] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) v Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
 Saurav Ghosal (IND) [bye]
 Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [bye]
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v [9/16] Greg Lobban (SCO)
[9/16] Tom Richards (ENG) v Alan Clyne (SCO)
 Omar Mosaad (EGY) [bye]
 Cesar Salazar (MEX) [bye]
Todd Harrity (USA) v [9/16] Leo Au (HKG)
[9/16] Lucas Serme (FRA) v Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
J.P. Morgan China Squash Open – Women’s Main Draw
 Raneem El Welily (EGY) [bye]
Milou van der Heijden (NED) v [9/16] Low Wee Wern (MAS)
[9/16] Donna Lobban (AUS) v Nada Abbas (EGY)
 Salma Hany (EGY) [bye]
 Annie Au (HKG) [bye]
[WC] Li Dongjin (CHN) v [9/16] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) v Hollie Naughton (CAN)
 Joelle King (NZL) [bye]
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) [bye]
Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) v [9/16] Rachael Grinham (AUS)
[9/16] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v Haley Mendez (USA)
 Alison Waters (ENG) [bye]
 Victoria Lust (ENG) [bye]
Julianne Courtice (ENG) v [9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
[9/16] Joey Chan (HKG) v Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
 Nouran Gohar (EGY) [bye]