Sports: Squash: Yasir dashes into Tournament of Champions main rounds - Pakistan News Digest

Sports: Squash: Yasir dashes into Tournament of Champions main rounds

Karachi: Pakistan’s Yasir Ali Butt cruised into the main rounds of J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after producing the day’s biggest upset – displaying great tenacity in his five-game win over Marwan El Shorbagy, the world No27 from Egypt in New York.

Down two games to love, the Lahore based player was persistent in his ball retrieval. A few key mistakes in each of the last three games from El Shorbagy turned the match around, with Yasir winning 6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 66 minutes to secure his place in the main draw.

In the main rounds, Yasir ranked 75th in the international circuit will now face Simon Rosner, the world No 16 from Germany.

   

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