Kuwaiti squash star Abdullah Al Muzayen extended his remarkable
record in the sport when he beat Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal in the
final of the Burgan Bank Challenger 10 event at South Surrah
Ministries Complex in Kuwait City to win his 11th successive
final on the PSA World Tour.
Since joining the PSA in 2005, the 25-year-old left-hander has finished
as runner-up only three times in 17 final appearances - and is unbeaten
in finals since winning the Progetto 6 Open in Italy in December
seed Al Muzayen brushed aside all-comers in straight games to reach the
Burgan Bank final - where he met surprise opponent Iqbal.
unseeded Pakistani teenager had created his own impressive run by making
the final against expectations after ousting Malaysia's No2 seed Muhd
Asyraf Azan 11-7, 11-8, 11-4 in the semi-finals.
three Tour title triumphs in the past five months, the 18-year-old world
No69 from Bannu was celebrating his fourth final in five events since
October last year.
Muzayen was too strong for the Pakistan youngster. Now boasting a
career-high world No38 ranking, the Kuwaiti despatched Iqbal 11-9, 11-7,
11-4 to win the 14th Tour title of his career - and his ninth on home
Muzayen On Course In Kuwait
Kuwaiti squash star Abdullah Al Muzayen is on course to reach his
tenth PSA World Tour final on home soil after beating Ahmad
Al-Saraj in the quarter-finals of the Burgan Bank Challenger 10
event at South Surrah Ministries Complex in Kuwait City.
top seed despatched Jordanian Al-Saraj 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 in just 20
minutes to earn his place in the semi-finals.
Muzayen, the 25-year-old Kuwaiti number one who boasts a career-high
world No38 ranking, now faces Egyptian Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry.
No4 seed from Cairo defeated England's Lewis Walters 11-5, 11-7,
Unseeded Nasir Iqbal will line up against Malaysia's No2 seed
Muhd Asyraf Azan in the other semi.
Pakistani Iqbal battled for 80 minutes to overcome Kuwait qualifier
Yousif Nizar Saleh 5-11, 11-6, 11-6, 15-17, 11-9. Saleh, an
18-year-old ranked outside the world top 250, made his breakthrough in
the opening round where he ousted third-seeded Welshman Peter Creed.
the world No59 from Kuala Lumpur, also overcame a Kuwaiti qualifier -
beating 25-year-old Fallah Mohammed 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 in 70