Friday, 8 August 2008

Shorbagy follows Ramy as top World junior

The conveyor belt of Egyptian squash talent continues to roll, with Mohamed El Shorbagy succeeding Ramy Ashour as the Men's Junior World Champion.

The 18 year-old from Alexandria beat the much higher ranked Aamir Atlas Khan in the final in Zurich, where his opponent from Pakistan was looking to become the first player from his country to take the title since Jansher Khan in 1986 ...

It is worth noting that Egypt and Pakistan had 7 players between them in the last 16 of the competition, with only one player from England (traditionally strong in providing junior talent) - Adrian Waller - making it to the same round.

Waller eventually lost in the quarter finals to Nicolas Mueller, the third seed from Switzerland, who subsequently took Shorbagy to five games in the semis.

The 18 year-old Swiss player has had three significant U19 title wins this year, and already is his country's top-ranked squash player.

2008 Men's Word Junior Championships

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