German giant-killer Jens Schoor scored his third upset in four days at
The NASH Cup 2014 - presented by the Roberts Nash Advisory Group in
Canada when he beat England's No.4 seed Eddie Charlton to win the
biggest PSA World Tour title of his career at the PSA Challenger 15
squash event at London Squash & Fitness in London, Ontario.
The unseeded 27-year-old from Koblenz made his breakthrough in the
opening round when he despatched sixth-seeded Englishman Charles Sharpes.
Schoor's next higher-ranked victim was second seed Karim Ali Fathi. The
German underdog, ranked 87 in the world, ousted the in-form World No.46
from Egypt in five games to reach the 10th Tour final of his career.
But Charlton, the World No.55 from Nottingham, also recorded an
impressive upset in the semi-finals – overcoming Joe Lee when his
top-seeded compatriot retired injured midway through the fourth game.
The upset took 26-year-old Charlton into his 14th Tour final.
Sure-footed Schoor was unstoppable in the final – needing just three
games to see off Charlton 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 in 37 minutes to claim the
eighth Tour title of his career, but his biggest by far.
Schoor attributed his success to his Ontario hosts: "My billets
hand-washed my shorts today because of my superstition of playing in the
same clothing as last night when I had that great win over Karim," said
the event's first German champion. "So, I guess I owe my win to my
Charlton conceded: "Jens played the better squash today and deserved the