Serena Hotels CAS International Squash Championship 2014
Takes Islamabad Title
Omar Abdel Meguid, the 26-year-old from Giza, ended hopes of a home
triumph by defeating Aamir Atlas Khan in the final of the Serena Hotels
CAS International Squash Championship, PSA International 25 tournament
taking place in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The top seeded World No.28 eased his way to the final without dropping a
single game but was taken all the way by Khan, the current World No.94
who has ranked as high as World No.14, and was forced to come from
two-games down to deny the local favourite victory in the first
International level PSA tournament to take place in Pakistan since 2007.
With the likes of squash legends Jansher Khan, Qamar Zaman and Geoff
Hunt amongst those watching, the crowd were treated to an intense final
as Khan showed the form that saw him rise to the top 20 in the PSA
rankings in 2009 to take the opening two games. But the powerful Meguid
showed his resilience to rally and forced the game into a nail-biting
decider which he eventually sealed to complete and impressive 6-11,
6-11, 11-4, 11-5, 13-11 victory in just over an hour.
Triumphs In Battle Of Brothers
Pakistan's Aamir Atlas Khan secured his place in the final of the Serena
Hotels CAS International Squash Championship, PSA International 25
tournament taking place in Islamabad, Pakistan by defeating his younger
brother Danish in the semi-finals.
It was a victory that sees Aamir avenge two recent defeats to his
younger brother on the PSA World Tour and sees him carry the hopes of
the nation into the final, where he will face Egyptian top seed Omar
Abdel Meguid in the hopes of becoming the first winner of a PSA
International event to be staged in Pakistan since 2007.
Aamir secured his place in the final courtesy of a hard-fought 3-2
victory, with his brother pushing him all the way before eventually
falling 11-9, 5-11, 11-13, 14-12, 11-5 while Meguid eased past Qatar's
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamini 3-0 to progress to the final without dropping a
single game en route.
No.1 Knocked Out In Islamabad
Pakistan's number one squash player Nasir Iqbal, the World No.44,
suffered a surprise defeat to compatriot and World No.94 Aamir Atlas
Khan during the quarter-finals of the PSA International 25, Serena
Hotels CAS International Squash Championship in Islamabad.
Iqbal, who finished runner-up in both his previous PSA World Tour
competitions in July and August, fell to a 3-1 defeat against former
World No.14 Khan who will now face his brother Danish in the semi-finals
for the right to be the only Pakistani player represented in the final.
Awaiting them in the title decider will be either tournament favourite
Omar Abdel Meguid, the Egyptian World No.28, or Qatar's Abdulla Mohd Al
Tamimi, the World No.74.