Quarter-Finals : What they said

Jana Shiha :

It was a tough game but it felt good to win because it was like revenge for me. I lost to Marina a few years ago. I was 2 games up but I lost 3-2 so I’m happy to get my revenge.

It also helped that I had an extra game on the glass court earlier. I could get my rhythm and I managed to figure out where the ball was going to bounce. Now I hope to go one step further in the world juniors.

Last year I finished third. And I also lost to Aifa twice previously so I’m hoping to get my revenge as well.

Hania El Hamammy :

The first and third were so close and I almost lost it so i’m glad to have won it in 3.

I feel excited to be in the semis.

Now I just want to focus so that hopefully I can play in the final again.

Its going to be tough against Farida. She’s tough and she’s a hard hitting player so hopefully I can manage.

Aifa Azman :

I knew it was going to be very tough against Elise because I lost to her back in 2017 and I haven’t played her since so I was a bit nervous to start,” said Aifa.

But I did my preparations well and I’m very happy to win 3-0 and get through to the semi-finals.

I go way back with Jana. I played her for the first time in the 2014 British Junior Open, a match which I won after being 10-6 down in the fifth.

I also beat her the last time we met, back in 2018. I’m looking forward to taking her on again and hopefully get through it again.

Chan Yiwen :

My game plan worked in the first but Farida changed things up and played faster and more aggressive and that put me under pressure the whole time.

I believe I gave it everything I got. I went for every ball but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.

It’s definitely tough and disappointing to lose on home ground but its now in the past and I plan to come back stronger in the team event.

Mostafa Asal :

I was concentrated to win and play good squash. I know my opponent is a pretty good player so I needed to get my tactics right and I’m pleased to be in the semi-finals.

Its always tough being the top seed as all the focus is on you. The pressure is also on you as well. But now I’m focused and I’m hoping to keep up this level.

It’s just two more pushes and then I’m done with the juniors.

Lewis Anderson :

Everything was going great for me until the fourth game where I was 10-2 up. I suddenly got nervous and forgot how to play. But I’m really glad to have gotten through to make the top four.

Its really been an unbelievable week for me. To beat Veer today and the two I beat yesterday, is simply unbelievable. Back home my coach told me if I trained hard enough I could make the top four. He certainly believed in me while I didn’t believe in myself enough.

Of course its going to be tough against Mostafa. He’s a top player ranked No. 29 in the world. I’m just going to go in there and play my game and see what happens.



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