Mosaad makes history in Turkey!

Egypt’s Omar Mosaad (pic) claimed his place in squash history when he won the 1st Tour event ever to be staged in Turkey. But the 22-year-old from Cairo was stretched for 93 minutes by Italian opponent Davide Bianchetti before winning the Avrupa Konutlari International in Istanbul. By contrast, top seed Mosaad raced through his semi-final encounter, despatching unseeded Frenchman Fabien Verseille in straight games (11-6, 11-4, 11-7 ) in just 28 minutes – while 3rd seed Bianchetti was taken to 4 games (3-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5) before overcoming Danish qualifier Rasmus Nielsen in 48 minutes. It was 1:1 after the first two games before world No16 Mosaad had the better end in the following 2 tie-breaks to take the 11-8, 8-11, 13-11, 12-10 victory. Mosaad was celebrating his 6th Tour title of his career.