Abdullah Al Muzayen On Course In Kuwait

Kuwaiti squash star Abdullah Al Muzayen is on course to reach his tenth PSA World Tour final on home soil after beating Ahmad Al-Saraj in the quarter-finals of the Burgan Bank Challenger 10 event at South Surrah Ministries Complex in Kuwait City.

The top seed despatched Jordanian Al-Saraj 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 in just 20 minutes to earn his place in the semi-finals.
Al Muzayen, the 25-year-old Kuwaiti number one who boasts a career-high world No38 ranking, now faces Egyptian Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry.

The No4 seed from Cairo defeated England's Lewis Walters 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.

Unseeded Nasir Iqbal will line up against Malaysia's No2 seed Muhd Asyraf Azan in the other semi.
Pakistani Iqbal battled for 80 minutes to overcome Kuwait qualifier Yousif Nizar Saleh 5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 15-17, 11-9. Saleh, an 18-year-old ranked outside the world top 250, made his breakthrough in the opening round where he ousted third-seeded Welshman Peter Creed.

Azan, the world No59 from Kuala Lumpur, also overcame a Kuwaiti qualifier - beating 25-year-old Fallah Mohammed 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 in 70 minutes.

RESULTS: PSA Burgan Bank Challenger 10, Kuwait City, Kuwait
1st round:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [WC] Salem Fayez Mohammed (KUW) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 (28m)
Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) bt [Q] Ali Bader Al-Ramzi (KUW) 3-11, 11-8, 11-1, 11-4 (35m)
Lewis Walters (ENG) bt [Q] Ahmad Alzabidi (JOR) 12-10, 6-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4 (60m)
[4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (50m)
[Q] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) bt [3] Peter Creed (WAL) 11-9, 2-11, 11-3, 11-7
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 7-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7 (60m)
[Q] Fallah Mohammed (KUW) bt Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-7
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2 (35m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (20m)
[4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (30m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [Q] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 15-17, 11-9 (80m)
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt [Q] Fallah Mohammed (KUW) 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 (70m)

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) v [4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY)
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) v Nasir Iqbal (PAK)

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