Ramy Ashour takes first US Open crown!

"It's been a great week, everyone here does a tremendous job, so thanks to everyone involved and we're all looking forward to next year already", said Ashour (photo: Steve Cubbins)"It's been a great week, everyone here does a tremendous job, so thanks to everyone involved and we're all looking forward to next year already", said Ashour (photo: Steve Cubbins)

Ramy Ashour takes first US Open crown!

Egypt’s Ramy Ashour upset the seedings for the second time in 24 hours when he beat world No3 Gregory Gaultier in the final of the US Open to win the PSA World Series squash event in Philadelphia for the 1st time.

The straight games triumph (11-4, 11-9, 11-9 ) also marks the 25th PSA Tour title of the 25-year-old’s career – a remarkable 17 of which have been World Series events. “I lost in this final three years ago so to win a prestigious title like this against such a great player as Greg feels just unbelievable,” said Ashour, the fourth successive Egyptian winner of the title. “I felt good on court tonight but I had to fight really hard to win.

Final:
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9 (43m)

Semi-finals:
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [1] James Willstrop (ENG) 11-7, 11-2, 11-8 (53m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [2] Nick Matthew (ENG) 15-13, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4 (74m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 11-6, 7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5 (90m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [5] Karim Darwish (EGY) 6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (61m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [6] Peter Barker (ENG) 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 13-11 (75m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [7] Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-6, 4-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 (92m)

2nd round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 9-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-5 (81m)
[8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 (92m)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Christopher Gordon (USA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8 (38m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (54m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Tarek Momen (EGY) 13-11, 11-7, 11-8 (35m)
[6] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (51m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 9-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-5 (64m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-2, 11-5, 15-13 (68m)

1st round:
[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 11-4, 11-3, 7-11, 11-9 (80m)
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-5, 11-9, 12-10 (57m)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [Q] Stephen Coppinger (RSA) 11-0, 11-5, 11-5 (30m)
[8] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 (68m)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Max Lee (HKG) 13-11, 11-2, 11-9 (38m)
Christopher Gordon (USA) bt Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-9, 8-11, 13-11, 5-11, 11-6 (59m)
Borja Golan (ESP) bt [Q] Joe Lee (ENG) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (76m)
[3] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 (24m)
[4] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-7, 13-11, 11-9 (46m)
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 5-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-6 (70m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-6, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6 (56m)
[6] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [Q] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-4, 11-6, 11-1 (33m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [Q] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-9, 11-6, 15-13 (60m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [Q] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (47m)
Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-9, 8-11, 11-1, 5-11, 11-9 (88m)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 (66m)