Iskandar claims Bluenose Classic crown!

Malaysia’s Azlan Iskandar (pic) claimed the second biggest title of his career when he beat Egypt’s Hisham Ashour in the final of the Bluenose Classic in Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It was the pair’s sixth Tour meeting in the last six years, with the 28-year-old from Kuala Lumpur boasting a 4/1 lead. But 3rd seed Ashour has enjoyed the best phase of his career since their previous clash in March 2009, and now boasts a career-high world No17 ranking – just four places below Iskandar. After the first two games were shared, 2nd seed Iskandar moved ahead to win the 3rd and 4th. Iskandar’s 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 victory in 53 minutes gives the Asian champion the 14th Tour title of his career – but his first in Canada.