Cesar Salazar justified his recent ranking supremacy over Arturo Salazar when he beat his twin brother in the final of the Qualico Developments Canada Ltd Manitoba Open in Canada – but it took the top seed 104 minutes to become the first Mexican winner of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 event in its tenth successive year at Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club in Winnipeg.

“It was a very exciting match just like it was predicted and expected from everyone,” said tournament promoter Gene Turk. “The two twins went at it tooth and nail.

“Both players were going short right off the bat and the fans witnessed attacking shots and great gets. Those twins have lots of speed!

“They traded back and forth all the way through until 3-4 of the fourth game. Arturo showed some fatigue and then half way through the fifth, he ran out of gas.”

The 11-6, 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4 victory earns Cesar the third PSA World Tour title of his career – and reduces the margin in the all-time Tour head-to-head record over his brother to 3/2 in Arturo’s favour.

1 Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [4] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-6, 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4 (104m)