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Egypt's Mosaad finishes 2nd in Mexican squash championship

Last Egyptian out of four, Omar Mosaad, loses final game of Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas to France's Gregory Gaultier

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 6 Nov 2012
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World No. 11, Egypt's Omar Mosaad, has finished second in the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas squash championship that took place in Mexico, just behind first-seeded Gregory Gaultier.

The veteran Frenchman won his 22nd Tour final title, after beating the 23-year-old Egyptian in straight sets 11-6, 11-8 and 11-5.

Mosaad had a stunning run, beating Alfredo Avila of Mexico 3-0 in the first round, then compatriot and second-seeded Karim Darwish 3-2 in the quarters, before ousting Germany’s Simon Rosner 3-2 in the semis.

Mosaad and Darwish were among four Egyptians to reach the finals as Mohamed El-Shorbagy lost against Gaultier 3-1 in the quarterfinals before third-seeded Amr Shabana was surprisingly eliminated by Borja Golan of Spain 3-1 in the first round.

The PSA World Tour International 70 championship is Mexico's biggest-ever tour event, boasting a $70,000 prize.

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