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Nour El Tayeb celebrates husband, Ali Farag's, win in the semi-finals

U.S. Open Finals: Preview

Today will see the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships champions crowned as the finals take place at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Both finals will see all-Egyptian battles with World No.3 Nour El Tayeb facing World No.5 Nouran Gohar in the women’s final, before World No.1 Ali Farag goes head-to-head with World No.2 and defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in the men’s final.

Glass court matches will be streamed live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) and Eurosport Player (Europe only), as well as broadcasters around the world and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian Subcontinent only).

Final Schedule
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Can't watch live? You can also keep up with the live scores from the event here.

The first final of the day will see El Tayeb and Gohar square up against each other.

The two players have met once already this season in the semi-final of the China Squash Open where El Tayeb took a comprehensive 3-0 victory.

Gohar is the only player featuring in the two finals who hasn’t lifted the U.S. Open title, with El Tayeb lifting the title in 2017 alongside husband Farag in a historic moment for the sport.

They have faced each other a total of ten times on the PSA tour and their head-to-head record couldn’t be any closer with each player claiming five wins a piece.

El Tayeb has taken the last two meetings both in Shanghai and at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals, while Gohar’s last victory came in the semi-final of the 2019 Allam British Open, which she went on to win.

This tournament, El Tayeb has been in formidable form, not dropping a single game en route to the final and claiming her first ever 3-0 win over World No.1 Raneem El Welily in the last round to take out the defending champion.

Gohar has also been in impressive form this week in Philadelphia as she downed France’s World No.4 Camille Serme in just 29 minutes yesterday to advance to her first final of the season.

The men’s final will see World No.1 Farag and World No.2 ElShorbagy go head-to-head.

The two highest ranked male players will take to court in their second final of the season after meeting in Shanghai at the start of the season when ElShorbagy lifted the first title of the season.

World No.2 and three-time U.S. Open champion ElShorbagy is a man on a mission this season as he looks to take back his World No.1 ranking from the hands of current holder Farag.

ElShorbagy is currently the only player on the PSA World Tour to still be unbeaten at this stage of this season, with two titles already to his name as he looks to keep his hands on the U.S. Open title after beating Germany’s Simon Rosner in the final last year.

Farag, on the other hand, will be aiming to get his hands on the title for the first time since 2017 when he claimed his maiden Platinum title at the event.

The two players have faced 18 times previously, with ElShorbagy claiming the majority of those victories, including the last two meetings. Farag did beat ElShorbagy the last time the two players met in Philadelphia, however, in the final in 2017.

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