Egyptian squash player Karim Darwish qualified for the Hong Kong Open final after strolling to a 3-0 victory over Malaysian Azlan Iskandar on Saturday.
World number two Darwish needed 37 minutes to settle the tie in his favour, winning 11/3, 11/8 and 11/2 to avenge the defeat compatriot Amr Shabana suffered against Iskandar in the quarterfinal on Friday.
“Like I said yesterday, at that stage of the competition, I really wanted to spend as little time on there as possible, so a 3/0 is perfect for me,” Darwish was quoted as saying by Squash Site.
“It was not easy; Azlan is a tough competitor, we’ve been playing each other since we were 10, so we know each other’s game pretty well.
“And I feel that today, he was not at his best, but I’m still happy to win!”
Darwish will face James Willstrop in the final after the Englishman defeated France’s Gregory Gaultier 3-0.