Victory over the event's top three seeds led Egyptian teenager Mohamed
Elgawarhy to claim his first PSA World Tour title success at the
Tasmanian Open, the PSA Challenger 5 squash event at Devonport Squash
Club in Devonport in Tasmania, Australia.
The 18-year-old from Cairo began his giant-killing run in the
quarter-finals where he removed Gonzalo Miranda, the top seed from
Argentina, in straight games.
In the semis, the seventh seed despatched third seed Leandro Romiglio –
also from Argentina – to claim a place in his first Tour final.
Awaiting Elgawarhy in the final was a third Argentinean, Robertino
Pezzota. The No.2 seed was celebrating his sixth appearance in a Tour
final – and the World No.108 duly took a 2/1 lead.
But despite a ranking gap of more than 100 positions, Elgawarhy battled
back to take the next two games and earn the 76-minute 11-8, 5-11, 6-11,
11-9, 11-9 upset which gave him a surprise place on the winner's podium.