Egyptians Abroad: CNS Karachi… France

Men’s $20k PSA Challenger, 02–6 Nov, Karachi, Pakistan

Moustafa El Serty wins the title!

Moustafa El Sirty’s incredible 2021 continues, as he has become only the second player on Tour to secure seven victories. His seventh came in Karachi, at the 15th CNS International Squash Championship.

The Egyptian had already claimed three victories on home soil, with further wins coming in Madeira, Austria and then Pakistan last month.

He came into the event as the No.4 seed, and received a bye through to the second round, where he defeated compatriot Khaled Labib in just 19 minutes to start his campaign.

El Sirty then got the better of Hong Kong’s Tsz Kwan Lau in the quarter finals, before coming from behind against home favourite Tayyab Aslam, downing the Pakistani No.1 in five games.

The young Egyptian, who is now at his highest world ranking of World No.51, came up against Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip in the final, and he took the lead twice, after winning both the first and third games.

El Sirty found himself going to a deciding game after the Hong Kong No.1 brought it back. However, it would be the Egyptian that eventually took the title, winning the final game 11-9 to win in 49 minutes.

He now has seven titles to his name in 2021, two more than any other male player on Tour, and now alongside England’s Georgina Kennedy, who has been a constant threat in the women’s game all year.

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Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash 2021


[4] Mazen Gamal3-1 [2] Auguste Dussourd (FRA)  5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 (66m)

Mazen Gamal has secured the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash title after defeating the top two seeds in his last two matches of the competition.

The 35-year-old came into the tournament as the No.4 seed in Lagord, and without a win on Tour in five years. He received a bye through to the second round, before then downing Spain’s Sergio Garcia Pollan in four games to get his campaign underway.

The quarter finals saw him take on another Spaniard, in No.8 seed Hugo Varela, but he dispatched the newly-top 100 player with ease to win inside 40 minutes.

Gamal then took out the tournament’s top seed, Benjamin Aubert, again in four games, to make it through to the final, where he then came up against another Frenchman on home soil.

The final saw the Egyptian defeat No.2 seed Auguste Dussourd, coming from a game down to win 3-1, and to secure his first title on Tour since winning in Valencia in 2016.