Upsets continued to characterise the Fischer
Athens Open as unseeded Egyptian Ramy Ashour and England's Andrew Whipp
defeated higher-seeded opponents to reach the final in the Greek capital.
Ashour, the 17-year-old from Cairo who stunned the squash
world in August by becoming the youngest ever winner of the world junior
title, claimed his third successive upset in his first appearance in a
PSA Tour event when he beat sixth-seeded Frenchman Julien Balbo 11-5 5-11
11-3 11-5 in 50 minutes.
Andrew Whipp, the fourth seed from Stockport in Cheshire,
took his unexpected place in the final after overcoming India's Ritwik
Bhattacharya, the top seed, 11-3 5-11 11-9 11-7 in 52 minutes.
RESULTS: Fischer Athens Squash Open, Athens, Greece
 Andrew Whipp (ENG) bt  Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-3, 5-11, 11-9,
Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt  Julien Balbo (FRA) 11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 11-5 (50m)
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