Aamir Atlas Khan Wins PSA Challenger 10 5th Kish Persian Gulf Cup

PSA Challenger 10 5th Kish Persian Gulf Cup, Kish Island, Iran
Final:
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Nasir Iqbal (PAK) 11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-8 (85m)
 
Aamir Atlas Khan held off the challenge of fellow Pakistani Nasir Iqbal in the final of the 5th Kish Persian Gulf Cup to win the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash title after beating his unseeded opponent in five games at the Kish Olympic Sports Center in Kish Island, Iran.
 
Despite surviving a 108-minute five-game battle in the semi-finals, 18-year-old Iqbal opened up a 2/1 lead over the former world No14.
 
But Khan, who has never previously lost to his teenaged compatriot, reclaimed the upper hand in the encounter before closing out the match 11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-8 in 85 minutes.
 
"I am very happy with my performance and enjoyed playing here on the best courts and in a beautiful place," Khan told the national TV channel. "It's a very well-organised event and I would like to come again next year.
 
"Thanks to Kish sports for this event and I wish them more success in squash and with their talented players who are the future of squash in the coming days," concluded the 22-year-old world No65.
The success takes Kahn's career tally to nine PSA Tour titles.
 
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Semi-finals:
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5 (108m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 (32m)
 
Quarter-finals:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Geoffrey Demont (FRA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (30m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (46m)
[3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt Aqib Hanif (PAK) 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 (36m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-4, 11-9, 10-12, 12-10 (26m)
 
1st round:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt [Q] Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) 11-3, 11-9, 12-10 (47m)
Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt [Q] Johan Bouquet (FRA) 11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9 (80m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Mohammad Reza Sadeghpour (IRI) 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3 (55m)
[4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (35m)
[3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt [Q] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) 11-8, 11-13, 11-3, 11-4 (44m)
Aqib Hanif (PAK) bt Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (23m)
Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 (41m)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 (51m)
 

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