Iqbal Invincible In Islamabad
23 Dec 2012
Pakistan teenager Nasir Iqbal walked away with the PSF-AVT Khyber Pakistan International Circuit No4 title after beating fellow countryman Danish Atlas Khan in today's final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at the Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad.
Whilst unseeded Kahn had to overcome two seeded players on his way to the final - New Zealand's No3 seed Kashif Shuja in the quarter-finals and second-seeded Yasir Ali Butt in the semis - 18-year-old Iqbal, the fourth seed, triumphed without facing a single higher-ranked opponent throughout the event.
Only eight ranking positions separated the two 18-year-olds from Peshawar in the final - but, after surviving a tie-break in the opening game, world No90 Iqbal maintained his superiority over Khan for the next two games to record a 12-10, 11-3, 11-7 victory after 50 minutes.
The win marks the third PSA World Tour title of Iqbal's career.
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