7.3 C
London
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Abouelghar wins all-Egyptian final in Switzerland

More from the author

Top seed Reda falls in the final
By Squash Mad Reporter

Mohamed Abouelghar in action
Mohamed Abouelghar in action

Second seed Mohamed Abouelghar stunned fellow Egyptian and event favourite Mohd Ali Anwar Reda in the final of the Sekisui Open in Switzerland to win the PSA Challenger 10 squash event in its third year at the Sportpark Pilatus in Kriens.

Reda, the 25-year-old World No.41 from Cairo, was extended in five games in the semi-finals before overcoming fourth-seeded German Jens Schoor to reach the 17th Tour final of his career.

But Abouelghar, a 20-year-old from Giza, ranked eight places lower, is currently enjoying fine form – and celebrated his second Tour final this month when he defeated compatriot Andrew Wagih Shoukry, the No.3 seed, in the other semi.

Underdog Abouelghar was too strong for his more experienced opponent in the final – winning 11-5, 11-9, 12-10 to mark up the fifth PSA World Tour title of his career.

PSA Challenger 10 Sekisui Open, Kriens, Switzerland

1st round:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Lukas Burkhart (SUI) 3-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
Nathan Lake (ENG) bt [7] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 11-4, 11-8, 11-5
[8] Reiko Peter (SUI) bt [Q] Andre Haschker (GER) 13-11, 11-7, 11-6
[4] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [Q] Tim Weber (GER) 11-9, 11-2, 11-3
[3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt Tom Ford (ENG) 11-7, 12-14, 4-11, 12-10, 11-5
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [Q] Jonas Daehler (SUI) 12-10, 11-6, 11-6
[Q] Patrick Miescher (SUI) bt [6] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) 12-14, 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [WC] Benjamin Fischer (SUI) 18-16, 11-6, 11-8
Quarter-finals:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Nathan Lake (ENG) 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (67m)
[4] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [8] Reiko Peter (SUI) 8-11, 11-4, 3-2 ret. (24m)
[3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt [5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (27m)
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [Q] Patrick Miescher (SUI) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (29m)
Semi-finals:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [4] Jens Schoor (GER) 12-10, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 11-3, 5-11, 11-2, 12-10
Final:
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-5, 11-9, 12-10

For all the latest Tour news: www.psaworldtour.com

Picture from Squash Mad archive

 

Related articles

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest articles