Who will be crowned the men’s and women’s winner of the 2020 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family?
We find out tonight when Raneem El Welily faces Nour El Sherbini in the women’s final and Ali Farag takes on Paul Coll in the men’s draw.
You can watch all the action live from the University Club of Chicago on SQUASHTV (Rest of World), Eurosport Player (Europe only), and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian Subcontinent only), with play kicking off at 18:30 (GMT-6).
Raneem El Welily v Nour El Sherbini
Egypt's World No.1 Raneem El Welily will go up against compatriot and reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini as they battle it out for the Windy City Open title in Chicago.
You would have to go back to 2016 to find the last time these two players didn't face each other in a final. El Welily holds the edge with 12 wins to El Sherbini's 11. However, the younger Egyptian did win the last meeting when she claimed her fourth World Championship title at the age of 24 in front of the Pyramids in Cairo.
El Welily has a clean record in Chicago this week, reaching the final without dropping a game as she swept aside England's Julianne Courtice, compatriot Salma Hany, USA's Olivia Blatchford Clyne before downing World No.2 Nouran Gohar in the semi-finals.
El Sherbini, meanwhile, is yet to face an Egyptian in the tournament after taking out Hong Kong's Joey Chan and Australia's Donna Lobban, before getting her revenge on France's Camille Serme – who defeated her in the Tournament of Champions final – and England's No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry.
World No.1 El Welily has strong form in Chicago, winning the title on three occasions and finishing runner-up once back in 2014. El Sherbini, on the other hand, has not had such good fortune in the ‘Windy City’, with the title being one of the few that she has not got her hands on after finishing runner-up to El Welily in both 2016 and 2017.
Ali Farag v Paul Coll
Egypt's former World No.1 Ali Farag and New Zealand's World No.5 Paul Coll will go head-to-head in the men's final.
Both players have never featured in the final at the Windy City Open before with Farag finishing as semi-finalist on the last two occasions, while Coll, until this year, had never made it past the last 32 at the Chicago tournament.
Coll has enjoyed a formidable week so far, ousting defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in the quarter finals to claim his first ever win over the World No.1. The Kiwi then backed it up with another strong performance over former World No.1 and World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad in last night's semi-finals to reach his first ever PSA World Tour Platinum event final.
Farag, meanwhile, has been on top form this week as he looks to stake a claim to get his World No.1 ranking back after ElShorbagy took back the mantle in February.
The odds are stacked against Coll for tonight’s final in terms of the two players head-to-head record, with the Kiwi claiming just one win to Farag’s 11.
Coll last defeated the Egyptian in 2017 at the Tournament of Champions, however, Farag has gone on to claim the last 11 encounters, including their last at the 2020 Tournament of Champions where Coll came excruciatingly close to beating Farag in a five-game thriller in New York.
Who takes home the titles? Find out at 18:30 local time tonight (GMT-6).
You can watch all the action live from the University Club of Chicago on SQUASHTV (Rest of World), Eurosport Player (Europe only), and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian Subcontinent only), with play kicking off at 17:30 (GMT-6).