Meguid and Fathi to Contest All-Egyptian Oregon Open Final

Karim Ali Fathi. (image: Oregon Open)
Karim Ali Fathi. (image: Oregon Open)

U.S. Pro Series Live

The Multnomah Athletic Club will host an all-Egyptian Oregon Open final Saturday afternoon between one seed Omar Abdel Meguid and two seed Karim Ali Fathi.

Both players lost the first game of their semifinal, then came back to reach the final in four. Meguid went down 7-11 against German three seed Raphael Kandra, then came back to win 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 in ninety minutes.

Fathi also dropped the opening game 7-11 against qualifier and former Trinity No. 1 Vikram Malhotra, who had defeated Princeton graduate Todd Harrity in the quarterfinals.

The twenty-two-year old from Cairo then recovered to advance 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 in sixty-two minutes.

The Oregon Open final is streaming and scoring live on U.S. Pro Series Live powered by Saturday afternoon at 3:30 local time, 6:30 ET.