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Egyptian, Mohamed ElShorbagy Beats U.S Open Champion and Compatriot to Win the Channel VAS Championships Title

Mohamed ElShorbagy beat Ali Farag to walk away with the Channel VAS Championships title just a week after losing the U.S Open title to him. ElShorbagy came back from a set down to win 3-1: 6-11, 11-9, 11-5, 12-10 in 61 minutes at the St George’s Hill.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I didn’t have a good time here last year and I really wanted to come back and play well and I’m really glad that things went my way,”[/perfectpullquote]

he said.

The 26-year-old after capturing his second PSA World Tour title of the season and the 27th of his career also acknowledged his Egyptian compatriot Farag.

“I would like to pay my respects to Ali. This is our third tournament this year and both of us have made it to three finals now and he’s had a great start to the season. The way he played at the U.S. Open last week when he beat me was unbelievable and he did great to come out here and play well every day.

“He beat me last week, I beat him this week, so maybe it’s going to be his turn next week [in Qatar] but hopefully we’re not going to play again. I thought we played a great match, it was really clean and fair and I’m happy that I was part of that,” he added.

Farag also commended ElShorbagy whose experience he admitted, played a big role, saying, [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Today, the difference is the experience. There is a reason why Mohamed was World No.1 for 28 months.[/perfectpullquote]

“He knows how to back up those long tournaments and he knows how to push in those crucial moments. The succession of matches finally got to me.”




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