El Shorbagy crowned Grasshopper Cup Champion
The 28-year-old managed to win his first ever Grasshopper Cup, and 36th PSA world tour final title after defeating fellow Egyptian, Tarek Momen 3-0: 11-8, 13-11, 11-8, in 50 minutes.
After the match, El Shorbagy expressed his happiness stating, “I’m really proud to win it. This is the third time I’m coming back here, and a lot of great names have won this trophy like Gregory Gaultier and Ramy. To put my name besides the greats of squash is an honour, and I’m really proud to lift this trophy in front of this crowd. They’ve been amazing all week, and I’m really glad I won at the end.
He added, “Momen has been playing the squash of his life this season, he made three finals this month, and I know how hard it is to back it up after every tournament. He should be really proud of what he achieved this month.
“The second game was crucial, and I thought that if I could go 2-0 up it would have been a mountain to climb. I’m really glad I was able to finish that off and win the title. It’s been an up-and-down season for me, but I wanted to show what I can do and play well.
“This season is far from over for me. There is still the World No.1 spot to play for this season, I’m going to be trying to get that spot back by the end of the season, and I’m going to give it my all.”
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