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Egypt's Gohar, Farag Crowned U.S Open Champions


Sun 13 Oct 2019 | 03:33 PM
Mohamed Helba

Egyptian due Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag claimed the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships titles at Philadelphia’s Drexel University on Sunday.

World No.5 Nouran Gohar, who delivered an excellent performance during the tournament, captured the title after she battled back from two games down, defeating world No.3 Nour El Tayeb 3-2. Gohar won this title for the first time in her history, adding the 10th trophy to her career.

She is the third Egyptian woman player to capture the U. S open squash championship after El Tayeb, who won this title in 2017, and Raneem El Weleily, who achieved this trophy in 2018.

World No. 1 Ali Farag lifted the title for the second time in his history after overcoming Egypt’s world No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy by 11-4، 11-7، و11-2 scoreline.

Farag won the title for the second time after he claimed it for the first time in 2017. Although ElShorbagy fails to win the title this year, he will remain the only Egyptian player, who managed to claim this title three times before.

Since 2009, the Egyptian players dominated this championship as they achieved nine titles through five players; Amr Shabana, Wael El Hindi, Rami Ashour, ElShorbagy, and Farag. Whereas the french player Grégory Gaultier claimed the title twice in 2013 and 2015.

Noteworthy, Hania Al-Hamami and Farida Mohamed, Egyptian national squash team players, won the U-19 World junior squash championship held in Malaysia in August.

Egypt won the U-19 Squash Championships for the ninth time in their history, becoming the most successful team in the tournament’s history. The Pharaohs claimed the title for the seventh time in a row.