No.5 Marwan ElShorbagy prevailed in the final of the 2017 Pakistan Open
Menís Squash Championships after he beat fellow Egyptian Mohamed
Abouelghar to lift the PSA M50 title Ė less than a week after he lost
out to older brother Mohamed ElShorbagy in the final of the PSA Menís
ElShorbagy went down to a narrow 3-2 defeat against his sibling in the
final of the sportís biggest tournament last week and had just a single
day off in between that match and his first round fixture in Pakistan,
with the 24-year-old jetting off on an early-morning flight the day
after the World Championship final.
But, at the Mushaf Squash Complex & PSB Roshan Khan Squash Complex in
Islamabad, ElShorbagy showed no signs of fatigue as he failed to drop a
game en route to the final, overcoming Chi Him Wong, Mohd Syafiq Kamal,
Mazen Hesham and Zahed Mohamed, all by a 3-0 margin.
He started where he left off in the final against World No.11 Mohamed
Abouelghar and dropped just three points in an opening game victory
before Abouelghar fought back to take the second, becoming the first
player in the tournament to take a game off ElShorbagy.
But the Bristol-based Egyptian wasnít to be denied and he found his
rhythm again in the final two games to complete an 11-3, 7-11, 11-5,
11-6 victory, capturing the seventh PSA World Tour title of his career
and capping off a fine end to 2017.