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Squash: Abdel Gawad beats world No 1 Farag in Egyptian Open final

Karim Abdel Gawad wins the Egyptian Squash Open with a 3-0 win over fellow countryman Ali Farag on Friday

Ahram Online , Friday 1 Nov 2019
Karim Abdel Gawad
Karim Abdel Gawad beats Ali Farag in the final (Photo:
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Karim Abdel Gawad swept to an impressive victory in the Egyptian Squash Open final against the backdrop of the Giza Pyramids, beating Ali Farag in straight sets in an all-Egyptian final on Friday.

Gawad, the world No. 4, dominated from the outset to lift the trophy with a 3-0 win (11-6, 11-8, 11-8) in 61 minutes. 

He outplayed his opponent with brilliant technique, with Farag failing to deal with his repeated drop shots throughout the contest.

Abdel Gawad adds the Egyptian Squash Open, which is a PSA platinum event, to his haul of trophies that also include a World Championship triumph in 2016. 

"To win this trophy two times in front of my own fans, that's a big honour for me," Abdel Gawad told ONsport television channel.

"It was very difficult to beat the world's number one 3-0 ... I'm very happy with my performance in this tournament and I wish Ali the best in the coming tournaments."  

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