Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy gained his first World Tour title of the year by beating compatriot Tarek Momen in the final of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Grasshopper Cup in Zurich.
The world number two, who lost in the same final 12 months ago, triumphed this time around with an emphatic performance at Halle 662.
The final score was 11-8, 13-11, 11-8, meaning Elshorbagy moved up to eighth on the all-time PSA winners list with 36 victories to his name.
“I’m really proud to win it,” he said.
“This is the third time I’m coming back here and a lot of great names have won this trophy like Gregory Gaultier and Ramy [Ashour, who beat Elshorbagy last year].
“To put my name besides the greats of squash is an honour and I’m really proud to lift this trophy in front of this crowd.
“They have been amazing all week and I’m really glad I won.”
Momen was at his best in the second game and at one stage was just a point away from levelling the match, only for Elshorbagy to snatch it away.
“He [Momen] has been playing the squash of his life this season, he made three finals this month and I know how hard it is to back it up after every tournament,” Elshorbagy added.
“He should be really proud of what he achieved.”