Coll beaten in bloody US Open semifinal
World No 8 Kiwi Paul Coll lost his semifinal at the US Open in Philadelphia to top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy of Egypt 7-11 11-8 11-4 11-6. Coll received an unintentional knock to the head which required bandaging and later stitches during the match. It caused a lengthy stoppage at 10-7 but did not seem to disrupt the Commonwealth Games silver medallist as he went on to take the game 11-7 and then started the second brightly. He took a commanding lead to put him in unfamiliar territory against the Egyptian, who he has never beaten on the PSA Tour, but ElShorbagy was resilient to level the scores at 8-8 before going on to take the game. From that moment, the Egyptian put Coll under huge pressure to finally book his place in the final.