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Squash: Egypt's El Sherbini claims Tournament of Champions 2018 title; Momen loses to Rosner

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 26 Jan 2018
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Egypt's squash number one Nour El Sherbini (Photo: PSA world tour)
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Egyptian squash star and world number one Nour El Sherbini claimed the 2018 Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title in NYC on Friday after beating Egyptian compatriot Nour El Tayeb 3-2, while world number seven Tarek Momen lost to Simon Rosner of Germany in the men's competition.

El Sherbini needed 56 minutes to beat world number eight El-Tayeb in an all-Egyptian final game 3-2 (2-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7).

"It’s an unbelievable feeling right now, I cannot describe it," El Sherbini was quoted as saying on the tournament's official website.

"I’m extremely happy, I couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2018. I’ve been playing well and this is my fifth final in a row," she added.

"I worked really hard in the summer and have been trying to enjoy playing when I’m out there and that hard work is paying off right now."

"Hopefully I can keep this momentum going for the rest of the season," she said.

Meanwhile, Egyptian player and world number seven Tarek Momen lost 3-1 to Simon Rosner of Germany, who is eighth in the world rankings.

Rosner, who became the first-ever German squash player to win a PSA World Series tournament, needed 71 minutes to beat Tarek Momen 3-1 (11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5).

"That was the biggest match of my career and to win it is incredible. Coming here this week, I didn’t expect to win the championship," Rosner said after the game.

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