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  Hashim Khan Memorial 2014 Pakistan Circuit No. 2
23-28 Aug, Peshawar, $12k
Round One
[1] Nasir Iqbal (Pak)
8/11, 9/11, 12/10, 11/2, 11/1 (66m)
[Q] Aqib Hanif (Pak)
Nasir Iqbal
11/8, 11/7, 7/11, 11/4 (55min)
Yasir Butt
Nasir Iqbal
11/4, 11/9. 11/6
Amaad Fareed
Nasir Iqbal
12/10, 6/11, 8/11,11/2, 11/5 (92m)
Danish Atlas Khan
[8] Syed Hamzah Bukhari (Pak)
11/13, 8/11, 13/11, 11/3, 11/9 (75m)
Yasir Butt (Pak)
[6] Adil Maqbool (Pak)
11/7, 11/9, 7/11, 12/14, 11/8 (70m)
Amaad Fareed (Pak)
Amaad Fareed
4/11, 11/2, 11/8, 10/12, 11/4 (66m)
Syed Ali Bukhari
[4] Aamir Atlas Khan (Pak)
11/2, 4/11, 8/11, 11/4, 11/5 (43m)
Syed Ali Bukhari (Pak)
Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (Pak)
11/9, 11/6, 11/9 (51m)
[3] Danish Atlas Khan (Pak)
Danish Atlas Khan
8/11, 11/3, 12/10, 11/6 (72m)
Farhan Mehboob
Danish Atlas Khan
8/11, 9/11, 11/5, 11/3, 11/8 (70m)
Farhan Zaman
[Q] Mansoor Zaman (Pak)
11/8, 11/9, 11/4 (34m)
[7] Farhan Mehboob (Pak)
[Q] Waqas Mehboob (Pak)
11/8, 7/11, 13/11, 7/11, 11/4 (76m)
[5] Tayyab Aslam (Pak)
Tayyab Aslam
8/11, 11/6, 11/7, 11/7 (40m)
Farhan Zaman
[Q] Zahir Shah (Pak)
11/7, 11/9, 11/7 (30m)
[2] Farhan Zaman (Pak)
RESULTS:                  PSA Challenger 10 Hashim Khan Memorial
Pakistan International Squash Circuit No. 2
, Peshawar, Pakistan

Danish Wins Hashim Khan Memorial In Peshawar

Pakistan number three
Danish Atlas Khan fully capitalised on home advantage when he upset top-seeded compatriot Nasir Iqbal in the final of the Hashim Khan Memorial Pakistan International Squash Circuit II, staged at the Hashim Khan Squash Complex in Peshawar.
Following the death of squash legend
Hashim Khan last week, at the age of 100, the Pakistan Squash Federation renamed this PSA Challenger 10 international squash event the “Hashim Khan Memorial Pakistan International Squash Circuit” - and moved it from Islamabad to Peshawar, the city near where the Patriarch of the Khan squash dynasty was born.
Third seed Atlas Khan, appropriately also born and raised in Peshawar, reached the final against expectation after taking out the event's No2 seed
Farhan Zaman
in a five-game semi-final marathon.
But the 20-year-old World No.73 still had enough in reserve to survive a 92-minute final battle against Iqbal, eventually overcoming the World No.41 from Bannu 12-10, 6-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-5.
The triumph was Atlas Khan's first victory over the Pakistan number one in four Tour meetings in the past two years – and marks the seventh PSA World Tour title of his career.

Squash Player Mourns Hashim Khan

Hashim Khan: RIP



Hashim Khan, the father figure of modern squash, has died just a month after celebrating what was believed to be his 100th birthday.

Born near Peshawar in Pakistan (allegedly on 1 July 1914, but he never had a birth certificate), Khan led his country's pre-eminent status in the sport in the 20th century. In the 1950s he won a then record seven British Open titles - his first in 1951 at an age when most players retire.

He moved to the USA in the 1960s and died at his home in Colorado on Monday night. He had been based at the Denver Athletic Club and was still dispensing advice from the gallery after he finally hung up his rackets aged 93.

"The world just lost the greatest player of all time," Mo Khan, the youngest of Khan's 12 children told Pakistan News International. "He's going to be remembered for his sportsmanship and for what a wonderful man he was. He loved his family first and loved the game of squash and everyone that played the game. He was one of a kind."

World Squash Federation N Ramachandran said: "After a wonderfully long and active life we are now left with memories of a great champion, a great man who has made a wonderful contribution to squash. Hashim's passing has taken somebody so special from us. As we remember him we send our condolences and best wishes to his family at this very sad time."



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