Tennis: Qatar's Nawaf reaches semi-finals at GCC Games in Kuwait

Qatar’s Rashed Nawaf moved into the semi-finals of men’s singles tennis event at the GCC Games, beating home player Ali Al Shati 6-4, 6-4 at the Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah International Tennis Complex in Kuwait, yesterday.

While Nawaf advanced in the event, rest of the Qatari players bowed out of the contest after suffering defeats in their respective quarter-finals.    

Qatar’s Mousa Shannan was beaten by Kuwait’s Essa Qabazard 6-3, 6-3 while Saudi Arabia’s Ammar Alhogbani prevailed over Isa Shannan with a 6-0, 6-2 score-line.

Mubarak Shannan was ousted by Kuwait’s Abdulhamid Mubarak in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).

Meanwhile, Qatar continued their fine performance in men’s table tennis team event, blanking Kuwait 3-0 for their third straight victory.

The Qatari paddlers also defeated Bahrain and UAE with identical score-lines on Sunday.     

In the Women’s Individual Road Race, Qatar’s Noor Al Jaber finished 11th yesterday.   

Qatar are third on the GCC Games table with an overall 39 medals including 12 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Kuwait are currently on top with 22 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals followed by Bahrain, who have secured a total of 46 medals including 17 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze medals.

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