8/11, 11/6, 11/7, 11/7 (40m) Farhan Zaman
[Q] Zahir Shah (Pak)
11/7, 11/9, 11/7 (30m)  Farhan Zaman (Pak)
PSA Challenger 10Hashim Khan Memorial
Pakistan International Squash Circuit No. 2, Peshawar,
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
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.
the father figure of modern squash, has died just a month after
celebrating what was believed to be his 100th birthday.
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
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
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."
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."