Reda stops Shorbagy’s run to take Sportsmax title!

Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (pic) celebrated home success in the inaugural Sportsmax Open when he lifted the PSA World Tour International 25 event trophy in Cairo. But the 2nd seed was stretched for 96 minutes before overcoming the event’s giant-killer Marwan El Shorbagy – the 17-year-old qualifier from his own country who ousted two seeds on the way to his unexpected appearance in the final. El Shorbagy arrived in Cairo fresh from winning the world junior title in Belgium – then immediately went through 2 rounds of qualifying and 2 rounds of the main draw before beating top seed Omar Mosaad in the semis. In the final 22-year-old Reda stopped his promising fellow countryman’s run 6-11, 12-10, 12-10, 6-11, 16-14 to secure the 11th PSA title of his career.