AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix - Manchester 2014 Quarter-Final Results

Castagnet, the 28-year-old from Aix-en-Provence, stunned the 23-year-old Bristol-based Egyptian with a dogged performance, coming from one game down to complete an impressive 3-1 victory which delighted the capacity crowd at the national squash centre.
 
"That is the best win of my career so far without doubt," said Castagnet.
 
"Always during my career I have had people telling me that I'd never make it and that I wasn't good enough and today I just beat the World No.1 so I am really delighted with the result.
 
"He didn't play his best tonight but this win proves to me that I can maybe be a top ten player and I am looking forward to playing again tomorrow."
 
Castagnet will now face Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the highest ranked South American player of all time, in the semi-finals where the victor will face either England's three-time World Champion Nick Matthew or French World No.2 Gregory Gaultier, the man Matthew beat to glory in two of those finals.
 
"Against Greg it's safe to say you have to play at the very top of your games," said Matthew.
 
"He's number two in the world and he's hungry to end the season with a title, as am I, so I'm looking forward to the match."
 
AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix
Quarter-Finals:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [5] Peter Barker (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-2 [43m]
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG)  bt [6] Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-1: 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 [77m]
[7] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)  bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 3-1: 13-11, 7-11, 11-2, 11-7 [54m]
[8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt [2] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-9, 11-1, 12-10 [66m]
 
Semi-Final Draw:
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [3] Nick Matthew (ENG)
[7] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [2] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)

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French World No.15 Mathieu Castagnet pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career, and the biggest upset of recent times, to defeat World No.1 and 2014 World Championship runner-up Mohamed Elshorbagy in the quarter-finals of the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester earlier today.