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Egypt’s El-Shorbagy Becomes World’s Number One in Squash

Egypt’s El-Shorbagy Becomes World’s Number One in Squash
Egypt's El-Shorbagy and Malaysia's Nicol David
Egypt’s El-Shorbagy and Malaysia’s Nicol David

Egyptian athlete Mohamed El-Shorbagy won the US Open final for Squash on Sunday. After beating a fellow Egyptian player Amr Shabana, El-Shorbagy, 23, received his 199th victory and became the world’s number one squash player.

El-Shorbagy made it to the finals after beating semi-finalist Gregory Gaultier from France.

El-Shorbagy was happy to win with his mother present in the audience.

“I’m just really happy this happened in front of [my mother],” said El-Shorbagy of becoming the world’s number one squash player, “Just really happy I could maker her proud.”

The Egyptian squash champion will be heading to the 2014 Qatar Championship in three weeks to play a competitive match against former champion Nick Mathew.

Meanwhile, in the female competition, Egyptian Nour El-Sherbini, who surprised the Squash world by reaching the finals, came second after being defeated by Malaysian Nicol David, who won her third US Open title in a row.

The 18-year-old Egyptian squash player is touted to become one of the top female Squash players.

Egypt has traditionally dominated in the international squash domain.

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