Egyptian Squash Player Wins World Title for 3rd Time
In what was an all-Egyptian final, Ramy Ashour has defeated Mohamed Elshorbagy to win his third world title in a thrilling final held in Doha.
The world’s number four player, Ashour, beat the world number one, Elshorbagy, 13-11, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12 in a match that lasted 90 minutes.
“It was dramatic and brutal,” said Ashour regarding the match. He came back form 2-1 down to claiming his third World Open squash title and ending Elshorbagy’s 23-match winning streak.
“It was a fight and we tried to get inside each other’s game. We both tried to produce the best of our best squash.”