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Coll and Farag have met four times already this year.


After an epic 12 months, the last major tournament of the year concludes tonight, as Egyptian World No.1 Ali Farag takes on New Zealand’s World No.2 Paul Coll in the CIB Squash Open Black Ball final.

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Play begins at 20:00 local time (GMT+2)

The two men go into today's clash intimately aware of one another's game, with tonight's match representing the fifth time the pair have met since August.

It stands as testimony to the recent dominance of Farag and Coll that four of those five meetings have come in major finals, with Coll beating Farag in the British Open and Canary Wharf Classic finals.

Farag, though, will be confident. The Cairo native can expect boisterous support from the crowd, who will be expecting the 29-year-old to replicate his Egyptian Open semi-final and Oracle NetSuite Open final victories over Coll.

Both men go into tonight’s clash with similar records at this year’s CIB Squash Open Black Ball.

Farag has spent 180 minutes on court and dropped three games across his three matches.

Similarly, Coll has dropped three games across his three matches, though he has spent 15 minutes longer on court.

Both players played their best squash in the semi finals. Farag’s 97-minute epic against compatriot Mostafa Asal, in which the World No.1 came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win, was one of the matches of the year.

Coll, too, is looking sharp. After quarter-final opponent Joel Makin was forced to retire hurt when leading against Coll, the Kiwi looked back to his best in an assured 3-0 win over No.5 seed Marwan ElShorbagy.

Despite Farag's higher World Ranking, Squash Levels make Coll the narrow favourite. The 29-year-old is given a 58 percent chance of winning, with a 3-2 win the anticipated result.

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