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11/11/2015
President Gold Cup International 2015

  President Gold Cup International 2015
07 - 10 Nov
Islamabad, Pakistan, $25k
First Round
07 Nov
Quarters
08 Nov
Semis
09 Nov
Final
10 Nov
[1] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
11/9, 11/2, 14/12 (34m)
[Q] Asim Khan (PAK)
Omar Abdel Meguid
11/6, 10/12, 9/11, 11/8, 11/4 (78m)
Farhan Mehboob
Omar Abdel Meguid
6/11, 11/7, 11/4,  11/9 (51m)
Nasir Iqbal
 

Nasir Iqbal
11-9, 11-8, 11-5 (28m)
Todd Harrity

 

Farhan Mehboob (PAK)
5/11, 11/7, 11/6, 11/5 (33m)
[8] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK)
[7] Aqeel Rehman (AUT)
8/11, 11/3, 11/8, 11/7 (34m)
Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR)
Ahmad Alsaraj
11/6, 11/6, 11/7 (34m)
Nasir Iqbal
[Q] Waqar Mehboob (PAK)
11/4, 11/9, 11/7 (30m)
[3] Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
[4] Todd Harrity (USA)
11/6, 13/11, 11/3 (34m)
[Q] Israr Ahmed (PAK)
Todd Harrity
11/7, 12/10, 11/8 (38m)
Tayyab Aslam
Todd Harrity
11/8, 11/2, 6/11, 5/11, 11/4 (46m)
Karim Ali Fathi
Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK)
11/9, 11/8, 10/12, 11/9 (53m)
[6] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
[5] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK)
11/7, 11/4, 11/7 (21m)
[Q] Raees Khan (PAK)
Danish Atlas Khan
11/6, 12/10, 4/11, 12/10 (52m)
Karim Ali Fathi
[WC] Abbas Shoukat (PAK)
11/3, 11/7, 11/5 (25m)
v [2] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)

President Gold Cup International Tournament, Islamabad, Pakistan,
PSA M25,

Iqbal Captures President Gold Cup Title

Pakistani No.1 Nasir Iqbal secured his biggest ever PSA World Tour title win with a 3-0 triumph over Todd Harrity in the final of the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament, PSA M25 event.

Iqbal upset top seed Omar Abdel Meguid in the semi-final to book his place in the showpiece event while Harrity held off Egyptís Karim Ali Fathi in five to reach the final.

The first game was a tightly-contested affair with neither player giving the other an inch as they each sought to take the initiative. A late charge from Iqbal saw him pull away to record an 11-9 victory and earn a hard-fought lead.

United States-based Harrity continued fighting in the second but was repelled in his efforts to change the momentum of the match as Iqbal held firm to double his lead.

Buoyed on by a home crowd and the attendance of Pakistani legends Jahangir and Jansher Khan, Iqbal upped the tempo in the third game to see out an 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 win and pick up his ninth PSA World Tour title in the process.
 
Iqbal Downs Meguid To Reach President Gold Cup Final

World No.44 Nasir Iqbal upset top seed Omar Abdel Meguid on home soil in the semi-final of the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament, PSA M25 event with a stunning 3-1 triumph to reach the final.

The 21-year-old went down in the opening game to his higher-ranked opponent who played a number of consistent shots to establish an early lead.

Buoyed on by a partizan home crowd however, Iqbal fought back brilliantly to take three games without reply, racking up a 6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 victory to secure his place in a third PSA World Tour final of the year.

He will meet Todd Harrity in the showpiece event after the number four seed battled to a 3-2 win against Karim Ali Fathi in the other semi-final fixture.
 

Punishing Matchups Ahead At President Gold Cup

The President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament, PSA M25 main draw gets under way on Saturday November 7 with Omar Abdel Meguid taking the favourite tag amongst a hugely competitive draw.

Meguid reached the final of the CAS International Squash Championship last month but bowed out in the final qualifying round of the Qatar Classic.

With nine PSA World Tour titles to his name, Meguid is one of the likely candidates to take the crown, particularly as his last one came in Pakistan.

The Egyptian lines up against Asim Khan in round one as he aims to get off to a winning start.

Karim Ali Fathi lost to Meguid in the semi-final of the CAS International and will hope to improve on that record this time around.

The Egyptian is tied on nine PSA World Tour titles with his compatriot and kickstarts his bid to add a 10th against wildcard Abbas Shoukat.

Pakistanís Nasir Iqbal is the leading home hope for the tournament and, with a partizan crowd behind him, could be a good bet to lift his third PSA World Tour crown of 2015.

Iqbalís last three PSA World Tour titles have come in his home country and he faces off against Waqar Mehboob in round one.

Todd Harrity currently sits at a career-best World Ranking of World No.61 but is still searching for his maiden PSA World Tour title of the year. United States-born Harrity last lifted silverware at the 2014 Madison Open but has the potential to cause an upset in Islamabad. Israr Ahmed awaits Harrity in the opening round.

 

 

 


 

 

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