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Elshorbagy wins US Open final, Nour loses


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Mohamed Elshorbagy, World’s number one, was able to win the final US Open match and his second title beating Nick Matthew, while Nour El Sherbini lost to Camille Serme.

The two players reached the final match after defeating James Willstrop and Raneem El Welily respectively.

This is the second US Open title for Elshorbagy, as he won his first championship in 2004, in which he was playing against Matthew in the final also and managed to come back from a 0-2 loss to a victory after Matthew suffered from a hamstring injury.

“I grew up watching Nick playing and he comes from a golden generation. For me, he’s the greatest out of all of them. He’s raised the bar for everyone and I’ve watched that and learned from that, and every time I was coming close to that bar, he would push it even further,” he explained after beating the Englishman in the final in Philadelphia’s Drexel University.

“He’s the greatest champion I’ve ever seen in my life, the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen in my life and the amount I have learned from him is unbelievable.”

The Pharaoh also expressed his happiness for being back to Philadelphia as his confidence is always boosted there. “I’m really happy that I’ve found my best squash this week. It’s been a while since I played the way I love to play and I’m really happy I’ve got it back again.”

On the other side, in the women competition final, World Number One, Nour El Sherbini lost 3-2 to French Camilia Serma in 54 minutes.

“Yesterday was a tough match but today was a completely different test. She’s not No.1 for nothing, it’s crazy because I felt like I was behind all the time. I just kept pushing and telling myself that I can do it,” Serma explained.

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