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It's Dessouky in Mumbai
 

Beats compatriot Abouelghar in keenly contested final

(1) Fares Dessouky (EGY) beat 3-2

(2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) (70 mins)



The largest crowd ever to have witnessed squash in Mumbai settled down to witness the two Egyptian gladiators who ar...

MATCH 2 | (2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) beat 3-0 (5) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (34 mins)

Mueller who was on court for 80 minutes last night stood in the way of an All Egyptian final but it was Abouelghar who looked a tad sharper as they began proceedings....

MATCH 1 | (1) Fares Dessouky (EGY) beat 3-0 (3) Chris Simpson (ENG) 14-12, 11-5, 11-7 (45 mins)

Despite Saurav's exit last night a sporting Mumbai crowd showed up clocking the largest attendance of the week. A fairly tentative start by both players before they found t...

MATCH FOUR | (2) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) beat 3-1 (8) Mohamed Reda (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 11-3, 11-6 (50 mins)

In the last match of the night, one that came after the Muller Ghosal marathon - the crowd had thinned. A fairly large number of enthusiastic junio...

MATCH 3 | (5) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) beat 3-2 (4) Saurav Ghosal (IND) 9-11, 12-14, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6 (80 mins) 

Egged on by some boisterous local support, Saurav looked composed as he took the court to the cheers of the crowd. Many juniors with their faces pai...

MATCH TWO | (3) Chris Simpson (ENG) beat 3-0 Lucas Serme (FRA) 11-4, 11-6, 13-11 (58 mins)

Simpson had played the longest match of the night yesterday. He clearly wasn't feeling the effects of that as he controlled the pace and had that much more variation than his yo...

MATCH ONE | (1) Fares Dessouky (EGY) beat 3-1 (6) Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-7, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5 (51 mins)

The top seeded Dessouky stamped his presence from the beginning and always had something in reserve as he dominated the first two games. The gritty Clyne battled g...

This was supposed to be the most entertaining fixture of the night and large numbers of local players swarmed the courts in anticipation of a match up that was a repeat of the semi finals at the Indian Nationals earlier this year.

It wasn't meant to be - Harinder who...

MATCH 3: Joel Makin (WAL) beat 3-1 Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 11-2, 11-1, 1-11, 11-3 (43 mins)

The Welshman opened impressively as he dominated proceedings in the first two games. It seemed like he was in for an early night before the Malaysian responded to take a 6-0 lead. I...

MATCH 2: Ivan Yuen (MAS) beat 3-0 Youssef Soliman (EGY) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 (50 mins)

This one promised much but ended up as an anti climax. The gifted Egyptian has been to Mumbai before and familiar with the conditions. His attacking style is attractive but the crowd saw...

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