ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s upcoming squash star Muhammad Hamza Khan has clinched British Junior Open 2020 title after he outclassed his English opponent in straight sets in the final, played in Birmingham on Monday.
Hamza, the second seed player for the tournament, beat Yusuf Sheikh 11-4, 11-4 and 11-7 in a one-sided final of the championship’s under-15 category.
He moved into the final after beating Yassin Shohdy of Egypt 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 in the semis.
Sheikh, on the other hand, defeated M Ammad 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 in the other semi-final.
Top ranking players from all over the world participated in one of the most anticipated tournaments in the squash calendar.
Manager of Pakistan squash team, Hussain Advani said the victory would usher a new era of the sport in the country. Speaking to The Express Tribune, he said Hamza is a promising player who would make the country proud.
Hamza, speaking on the occasion, said today’s victory was a target he had set for himself many months ago.
“I dedicate this title to Pakistan … I will try and win more such accolades for the country in the future.”