Seventh heaven for Meguid in Yokohama

By Howard Harding

Egypt’s Omar Abdel Meguid claimed his seventh PSA World Tour title at the Pro Squash in Japan Yokohama – but the top seed had to fight back from 2/1 down to overcome determined second seed Leo Au in the final of the PSA Challenger 10 event at Yokohama Squash Stadium SQ-CUBE in Yokohama City, Japan.

Meguid, the world No43 from Giza, reached the final without dropping a game.  But after winning the first against his Hong Kong opponent ranked just three places lower, the favourite  quickly went behind as Au took control.

The Egyptian regained the upper hand however to draw level, and ultimately survived a tense decider to win the match 13-11, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 13-11 in 125 minutes. It was the longest match of the tournament.

The triumph marked 25-year-old Meguid’s second title success in Japan after he won the Pro Squash Kansai in Japan three years ago.

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