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Squash: Egypt’s Ashour wins El-Gouna open after beating compatriot Elshorbagy

Ramy Ashour wins the tournament for the second consecutive time after overcoming fellow countryman Mohamed Elshorbagy in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of El-Gouna

Ahram Online, Friday 18 Apr 2014
Ramy Ashour celebrates his win over compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy (Photo: the tournament's official Twitter account)
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Egypt’s Ramy Ashour clinched the El-Gouna International Open title on Friday after beating compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy 3-1 on Friday.

Ashour, the world number four, looked to be cruising to victory when he won the first two games 11-7 and 12-10.

World number three Elshorbagy kept his hopes alive after winning the third game 11-8, only for Ashour to settle the tie in his favour with a 11-8 victory in the fourth game.

It is Ashour’s first PSA World Series title since he claimed the 2013 British Open.

“I’ve never felt better,” Ashour was quoted as saying by the PSA official website after the game.

“I’m overwhelmed to win the title and I’m very happy with my performance today – I thought it was a great match.”

Ashour did not drop a single game en route to the final, having returned to his best after recovering from an injury-plagued period.

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