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Fares Dessouky with the Pittsburgh Open trophy

Pittsburgh Open: Dessouky Claims Title After Straight Games Victory In Final

Egypt’s Fares Dessouky has won the Pittsburgh Open, after he defeated Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze event on Sunday afternoon.

Dessouky came into the final holding a 4-0 advantage over the Indian, with their most recent meeting coming at the CIB Egyptian Squash Open at the Pyramids in October, and he continued that run here.

The World No.11 was in complete control throughout, needing just 34 minutes to win his first title since his return to the PSA World Tour following his 14-month absence through injury.

The 25-year-old came out firing, taking the first game 11-7 at the Rivers Club, before then going on to restrict Ghosal, who sits just two places below the Egyptian in the World Rankings, to just four points as he took the second game to double his advantage in the match.

Having not featured at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, the fresher Dessouky was able to secure the victory in just over half an hour, taking the third game 11-9 to seal his first title of 2020.

The pair will both next be in action at the Windy City Open 2020 presented by the Walter Family, which takes place in Chicago from February 27-March 4.

Result – Final: Pittsburgh Open
[1] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt [2] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 (34m)

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