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Marwan bags title number three

Lee Hortonhttps://squashmad.com
Former Sun, Mirror, People and Sunday Express sports executive. Knows a bit about newspapers and the art of talking a good game. Brighter than some but a way to go to match others.

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Two-time world junior champion Marwan Elshorbagy collected the third PSA World Tour title of his career at the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open in Canada when he beat Karim Ali Fathi in the all-Egyptian final.

“Just won my third PSA title here in Edmonton, very happy with the way I played the whole week!” tweeted the 20-year-old from Alexandria after his 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 11-5 victory in 69 minutes. “Now waiting for my flight to Hong Kong.”

Both players prevailed in four-game semi-finals – top seed Elshorbagy needing 57 minutes to overcome third-seeded New Zealander Martin Knight and second seed Ali Fathi, also 20, from Cairo, ending unseeded Pakistani Farhan Zaman’s run.

Elshorbagy joins his older brother Mohamed Elshorbagy, the new world number four in the first round of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, which gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday).

Semi-finals Results:

[1] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bt [3] Martin Knight (NZL) 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 (57m)
[2] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt Farhan Zaman (PAK) 11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6 (47m)

Final Result:

[1] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bt [2] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 11-5 (69m)

 

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