EGYPT’S RAMY ASHOUR WINS MEN’S SQUASH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

DOHA, Qatar, Nov 22- Egyptian Ramy Ashour won the men’s world championship, Qatar 2014, after a thrilling 3-2 victory against compatriate, Mohammad Shourbaji, in a clash held at Khalifa International Complex in Doha.

Fourth-seeded Ashour succeeded in clinching the first set 13-11 but second-seeded Shourbaji came from behind to win the next two sets 11-7 and 11-5, and was one set away from winning the championship.

Ashour, achieving his third title since 2008, equalised the sets by taking the fourth 11-5, to push for a decisive fifth set that he won 14-12.

The 90-minute final was a spectacular showdown for the big crowd attending the clash.

The winner of the championship will gain 2,890 ranking points, the second 1,900 points, while the third and fourth places winners get 1,155 points each.

SOURCE: QNA