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Smash Basem Makram: El Torkey Claims Maiden Title

Omar El Torkey was victorious at the Smash Basem Makram this week in Cairo, claiming his maiden PSA Tour title at 20 years of age.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Challenger 3 level tournament was run with only domestic entrants, with the 16 players involved all living in Egypt.

El Torkey was the No.4 seed for the event, and he started with a win over Moamed Gohar in the first round. He then defeated No.8 seed Omar Gohary in the quarter-finals, before downing top see Ali Yacout 3-1 to make his first final.

In that match, he came up against No.5 seed Ziad Ibrahim, and despite losing the first game of the final, El Torkey fought back to win it 3-1, claiming his first title on Tour.

Results: Smash Basem Makram
Final
[4] Omar El Torkey (EGY) bt [5] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 (40m)

Semi-Finals
[4] Omar El Torkey (EGY) bt [1] Ali Yacout (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10 (41m)
[5] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [3] Mohamed Sayed El Boraie (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 12-10, 11-7 (35m)

Quarter-Finals
[1] Ali Yacout (EGY) bt Abdelrahman Nassar (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 (22m)
[4] Omar El Torkey (EGY) bt [8] Omar Gohary (EGY) 3-0: 11-1, 11-6, 11-5 (20m)
[3] Mohamed Sayed El Boraie (EGY) bt [7] Yusuf Elsherif (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (45m)
[5] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt Ahmed Marzouk (EGY) 3-2: 12-10, 11-7, 2-11, 7-11, 11-8 (55m)

Round One
[1] Ali Yacout (EGY) bt [WC] Aly Eltayeb (EGY) 3-0: 11-1, 11-7, 11-2 (40m)
Abdelrahman Nassar (EGY) bt [6] Omar Bahgat (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7 (45m)
[8] Omar Gohary (EGY) bt Youssef Shanab (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 (36m)
[4] Omar El Torkey (EGY) bt Mohamed Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 (30m)
[3] Mohamed Sayed El Boraie (EGY) bt Omar Azzam (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-9, 11-7 (40m)
[7] Yusuf Elsherif (EGY) bt Karim Aguib (CAN) 3-2: 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 9-11, 11-8 (55m)
[5] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt Youssef Bastawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 (34m)
Ahmed Marzouk (EGY) bt [2] Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-8 (32m)

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