Canada’s squash hierarchy has been turned on its head in the USA where Shawn Delierre despatched his country’s top-ranked player Shahier Razik in the semi-finals of the Squash Revolution National Capital Open Presented by Oliver to secure an unexpected place in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 event in Washington DC.
Delierre (pictured) lost out to Razik in both the last two Canadian National Championship finals – but the unseeded 30-year-old from Montreal exacted his revenge south of the border by beating the event’s top seed and world No35 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in 60 minutes.
Now in the 17th Tour final of his career, Canadian number two Delierre will face Englishman Adrian Waller.
Fourth seed Waller, the world No39 from Enfield, ended the run of surprise semi-finalist Omar Abdel Meguid by beating the 24-year-old Egyptian 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 in 56 minutes.
Waller is celebrating the sixth final of his career – but his first for well over a year.