Olli Tuominen (Fin)
11/6, 11/7, 11/8  Simon Rosner (Ger)
Mo Takes Title In Mexico
World No.3 Mohamed Elshorbagy claimed his third PSA World Tour title
in less than a month by defeating brother Marwan in the final of the
Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas PSA International 70 tournament in
The 22-year-old, who followed up his victory in the CIMB Malaysian
Open on August 23 with a dominant performance in the Hong Kong
Squash Open, where he beat World No.1 Gregory Gaultier in the final,
continued his recent career-best form to see off his 21-year-old
younger brother 3-0 in the final.
It was the third time the brothers have met on tour, with Mohamed
undefeated in their meetings so far, and it was the elder brother
who asserted his dominance from the start, completing an emphatic
11-3, 11-3, 11-2 win which sees him continue his so far unbeaten
start to the 2014/15 PSA World Tour season.
Brothers Set Up Family Final In Mexico
Egyptian brothers Mohamed and Marwan Elshorbagy, the World No.3 and
No.17, will meet in the final of the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas,
PSA International 70 tournament taking place in Huixquilucan, Mexico
after successfully coming through their semi-final encounters.
It will see the duo meet for just the third time on the PSA World
Tour, with Mohamed having taken the spoils on both previous
occasions, as they become the first brothers since Brett and Rodney
Martin in 1993 to meet in a major PSA final.
Number one seed Mohamed, winner of the recent CIMB Malaysian Open
and Hong Kong Squash Open, remains on course to claim his third
title in a month after coming through a tricky match-up with
compatriot Omar Mossad, with the Cairo-based player having to retire
in the fourth game, handing Elshorbagy his place in the final.
While in the bottom half of the draw, Marwan, the younger of the two
brothers at 21, followed up his impressive quarter-final win over
number two seed and World No.12 Simon Rösner with a hard-fought
victory over dangerous tournament wildcard Cesar Salazar, ending the
local favourite's hopes of glory with a 3-1 victory.
Salazar Upsets Momen In Mexico
Local favourite and tournament wildcard Cesar Salazar, the World
No.51, pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career to complete
a 3-0 rout over World No.9 Tarek Momen in the first round of the
Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas PSA International 70 tournament
Momen broke into the world top ten for the first time in his career
this month after reaching the semi-finals of the recent Hong Kong
Squash Open PSA World Series event, but the high altitude in
Huixquilucan took its toll as Salazar made the most of the advantage
to pull off an impressive 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 win in just 35-minutes.
The 26-year-old will now face Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet, who
defeated qualifier Shaun Le Roux in the first round, in the
quarter-finals where he'll be hoping to earn his first ever
appearance in the semi-finals of the tournament, having failed to
progress past the first round on the last two occasions.
Peruvian sensation Diego Elias, the 2014 World Junior Champion,
pulled off an equally sensational first round victory, taking the
scalp of South African World No.23, and tournament number eight
seed, Stephen Coppinger with a well earned 3-1 triumph.
The 17-year-old, competing in his first ever PSA International 70
event, displayed a fine mix of talent and patience to come through
11-5, 11-3, 3-11, 11-6 in a 63-minute battle.
Elsewhere top two seeds Mohamed Elshorbagy, the Egyptian World No.3,
and German World No.12 Simon Rösner, showed their class coming
through comfortably in two tricky first round encounters against
Alfredo Avila and Olli Tuominen, respectively, to keep alive their
hopes of lifting the trophy on Sunday September 21.