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Shahjahan Charges To Maiden Tour Title In Toronto

16 Aug 2015

Khan, left, with Gaskin, 2nd from right

Exactly a year after finishing as runner-up in the Colony Ford Lincoln NSA Open in Canada, US-based Pakistani Shahjahan Khan won the 2015 edition of the PSA M5 squash event at the National Squash Academy in Toronto after surviving a tense five-game final against Irishman Arthur Gaskin.

Fourth seed Khan, son of the former world top ten player Zarak Jahan Khan, reached the final after overcoming local hope Michael McCue, the Toronto-based No6 seed who upset US favourite Chris Hanson in the previous round.

Dublin-born Gaskin, the second seed who is currently based in New York City, made the ninth PSA World Tour final of his career after ending the run of qualifier Jesus Camacho, a 17-year-old from Mexico who stunned Canada's three-time champion Dane Sharp in the opening round.

The final was a seesaw affair, with Gaskin saving two match-balls in the decider before 20-year-old Khan ultimately emerged the 6-11, 12-10, 11-2, 4-11, 11-7 victor after 69 minutes to claim the first PSA Tour title of his career.