Marwan elshorbagy toppled Fares Dessouky to win his second platinum open tournament.

The Egyptian World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy in the 2021 CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open champion after he overcame defending champion Fares Dessouky in the final of the PSA World Tour Platinum event earlier today at Cairo’s Black Ball Sporting Club.

Despite strapping on his right leg, ElShorbagy showed few signs of being under any physical strain as he made a blistering start to take a two-game lead against his opponent, who was appearing in his first Platinum final. Dessouky – who beat World No.1, Ali Farag, in December’s Black Ball Open back when it was a Gold event – dug in and, buoyed by the support of the Black Ball Sporting Club crowd, was able to claw the third game back.

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The 27-year-old missed out on December’s Black Ball Open due to a suspension, but was in superb form throughout this week in Cairo and has been rewarded with the 11th PSA title of his career, as well as over $22,000 in prize money. ElShorbagy also qualifies for June’s CIB PSA World Tour Finals, which features all Platinum title winners as well as the highest-ranked players on the CIB Road to Egypt Standings.

Results – Final: Men’s 2021 CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [7] Fares Dessouky (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 14-12 (72m)