El Sherbini & Elshorbagy ToC champions!

"Nick and myself always have great battles. I told him after the match that it’s always an honour to play him in a World Series final and I was really happy to get my second title here,” Elshorbagy said.

World No.5 Nour El Sherbini and World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy made history as both Egyptian stars taking the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crown in different styles.

25-year-old Elshorbagy continued his recent dominance over 10 years elder England’s Nick Matthew in the men’s final to defend his crown in a nail-biting 93-minute spectacle that saw Elshorbagy repeat his heroics against the Englishman, who he defeated in last year’s final, with an 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6 triumph. “It’s a great start for me to 2016 and I’m glad. I really enjoyed the match today and I look forward to having more great battles with him in the future,” said Elshorbagy.

Meanwhile, the women’s event saw Egyptian 20-year-old 2 Nour El Sherbini scoop the most lucrative title of her career after overcoming 22-year-old home favourite Amanda Sobhy. El Sherbini was in the form of her life after defeating 2014 winner Nicol David in the previous round and played with a maturity beyond her years as she rose to claim an 11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8 victory and capture her 1st ever PSA World Series crown. “It’s an unbelievable feeling, I can’t express it. Words can’t describe how I’m feeling now,” said El Sherbini.

Result: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – Men’s Final
[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt [2] Nick Matthew (ENG) 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6 (93m)

Result: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – Women’s Final
[7] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [10] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8