ABOUELGHAR WAS TOO SHARP
MATCH 2 | (2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) beat 3-0 (5) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (34 mins) Mueller who was on court for 80 minutes last night stood in the way of an All Egyptian final but it was Abouelghar who looked a tad sharper as they began proceedings. Both played some razor sharp drops and the variation in pace was a joy to behold. The young Egyptian had more in his legs as he moved effortlessly. Muller controlled the game in patches and the crowd saw his fist pump as he won many engaging rallies. The Egyptian stayed ahead maintaining comfortable leads until the third when Muller called for a larger effort from himself and at 9-9 in the third the crowd clearly wanted a longer night and cheered Ghosal's nemesis. Cries of ' Cmon Muller' rent the air but Abouleghar completed a deserved win. At the post match interview Abouelghar shared with the crowd that he and Fares have played together for eight years and know each others's games well and hoped that they would give Mumbai a great final.
Mohamed Abouelghar: I wasn't very comfortable today because Niki is a consistent player and if i give him any opening, he will for it and strike. So I made sure that i was sharp as much as i can.
Nicolas Mueller: Abouelghar was too sharp today may be today I tried to sneak like yesterday but i guess it wasn't meant today. Abu truly deserves to won the match.