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Grant Becomes First English Winner Of CAS Title

27 Aug 2005

England's Adrian Grant has been successful in his first PSA Tour final this year by lifting the CAS International title today in Islamabad, Pakistan. The 24-year-old Yorkshire-based Londoner beat home hero Mansoor Zaman in a dramatic encounter which went the full distance.

The No2 seed took the opening game in the battle between the two left-handers. But fourth seed Zaman, the Pakistan number two appearing in his fourth CAS International final in eight years, powered back to move 2/1 ahead.

Grant, a former European Junior Champion currently ranked 19 in the world, kept his focus however to wrap up the next two games. His morale-boosting 11-6 3-11 6-11 11-8 11-6 victory in 56 minutes makes Grant the first ever English winner of the $25,000 PSA title.

The success also marks Grant's 10th PSA Tour title - but his first since February last year when he beat Mansoor's cousin Shahid Zaman in the final of the COAS International - also in Islamabad!

[2] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [4] Mansoor Zaman (PAK) 11-6, 3-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 (56m)