It’s Iqbal in KL

Unseeded Pakistani Nasir Iqbal claimed his second PSA title as he won two matches on Sunday at the Royal Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur.

First, he needed to finish the rescheduled semi-final with home favourite Kamran Khan, whose contributed injury forced the match to be postponed, then he beat fellow non-seed Harinderpal Sandhu  in straight games 11/6, 11/5, 11/5 to claim the title.

Semi-Finals:

Sandhu on standby for final opponent in KL

It was Harinderpal Sandhu who won the all-Indian first semi-final in KL, beating Ravi Dixit in straight games.

He won’t know his opponent until Sunday though, when the match between Kamran Khan and Nasir Iqbal was interrupted due to a ‘contributed injury’ to Khan, and the match will be resumed tomorrow.

05-Oct, Quarters:

Indian finalist guaranteed in KL

If we thought the upsets were at an end, think again, the quarter-finals saw just one of the seeds progress to the last four, ans a guaranteed Indian finalist.

Qualifier Ravi Dixit lost the first two games to top seed Abdullah Al Mezayen, but after taking the third and leading 3/0 in the fourth the Indian accepted his opponent’s hand in retirement.

Harinderpal Sandhu ended the run of lucky loser Sanjay Singh in four games to set up an all-Indian semi-final.

Fourth seed Kamran Khan ensured home interest in the semis as he beat English qualifier Nathan Lake in straight games, but his expected all-Malayasian semi-final won’t be, after young Pakistani Nasir Iqbal beat Muhd Asraf Azan, who won the ProSquash Kansai in Japan last week, in straight games.

Check Also

Lower Tin to be trialled for Women

The PSA announces that they will conduct a four month trial into the suitability of reducing the height of the tin in competitive women’s matches from 19” to 17” ...

Feel free to leave a comment ...