Early April - the court goes up ...
The all-glass court has a new
location this year, more sheltered and offering some great views
- not least for people in the surrounding buildings as well as
the 'normal' spectators.
Here's a few shots of the progress ...
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| 12-Mar: Gaultier and
Ashour top 2014 draw
World No.2 Gregory Gaultier and Egyptian World No.3
Ramy Ashour - the defending champion – will top the draw
when the 2014 El Gouna International gets under way at the El
Gouna Marina, Egypt on Sunday April 13.
The pair are seeded to meet in the final on Friday April 18 in
what would be their second World Series title decider so far in
2014 – and a repeat of their 2012 quarter-final in El Gouna –
with Gaultier having taken the spoils during the Windy City Open
With the absence of World No.1 Nick Matthew, both Gaultier and
Ashour will be determined to make up ground on the Englishman
and solidify their positions at the top of the rankings chart.
Elsewhere in the Egyptian-strong field, World No.4 Mohamed
Elshorbagy will face a challenging opening round match
against Columbian livewire Miguel Angel Rodriguez while
Top 2o players Omar Mossad, Karim Darwish and
Tarek Momen all face qualifiers on home soil.
No.5 seed Amr Shabana will face compatriot Karim Abdel
Gawad in his first round match when the Maestro will be
aiming to lift his second World Series title of 2014 to add to
January’s J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions crown.
Full 2014 Draw