Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb and Mohamed El Shorbagy lifting their trophies – Courtesy of PSA website Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb and Mohamed El Shorbagy lifting their trophies – Courtesy of PSA website

Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb, Mohamed El Shorbagy win Windy title

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018
CAIRO – 2 March 2018: Egypt’s Mohamed El Shorbagy and Nour El Tayeb have won the Windy City Open title on Thursday, which was held in Chicago, in the men’s and women’s competitions, respectively.

The Squash World No. 1, Shorbagy, defeated his younger brother, Marwan El Shorbagy, in the final with a 3-0 score, as he managed to decide the three sets 11/8, 11/8, 11/6 in a 39-minute game.

"It’s been an incredible season," Mohamed was quoted as saying on the tournament's website.

"After last season, I worked really hard, set new goals that I wanted to achieve, and it just shows that nothing can stop anyone achieving their dream if they work hard for it," he added.

"I’m really glad to get through this match with my brother. He has played incredible this season and he will still get better.

"This is the second time we’ve played in a big final, and his first World Series title will come at the right time – I just wanted to keep it a little bit later than today."

Nour El Tayeb, Squash World No.3, claimed her second title this season after beating New Zealand’s world No. 9, Joelle King, on the tie-break to win 11-8, 10-12, 11-13, 11-9, 12-10 in 78 minutes.

“I can’t believe it,” Tayeb told the PSA website.

“I felt like I lost this match three or four times already! I was down in the fourth, then I was down in the fifth, but looking over at Haitham and Ali and I’m very thankful that Raneem and Tarek came to cheer me on and they gave me the encouragement, but I really can’t believe that I won the tournament,” she added.

Tayeb’s road to the final saw the elimination to her compatriot, Nour El Sherbini, in the quarter-final 3-2.
 
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