Aamir Defeats Danish For Sibling Success

16 Feb 13

Brotherly love was cast aside when Aamir Atlas Khan defeated former champion Danish Atlas Khan to claim a place in the semi-finals of the 5th Kish Persian Gulf Cup, the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at the Kish Olympic Sports Center in Kish Island, Iran.

It was the third Tour meeting between the sons of the former Pakistan pro Atlas Khan - and the third victory by the senior sibling as 22-year-old Aamir despatched his 19-year-old brother, winner of the title in 2011, 11-4, 11-9, 10-12, 12-10 in 26 minutes.

Aamir now faces Andrew Wagih Shoukry, the No3 seed from Egypt who beat Pakistani Aqib Hanif 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.

The other semi will also be a Pakistan/Egypt battle after Peshawar-based Nasir Iqbal upset India's fourth seed Harinder Pal Sandhu 11-4, 11-6, 11-8.

Teenager Iqbal progresses to face top seed Mohd Ali Anwar Reda, the world No47 from Cairo who dismissed Frenchman Geoffrey Demont 11-4, 11-7, 11-7.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) v Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
[2] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) v [3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY)

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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)