Mostafa Asal, the young player of Al-Ahly Club, ranked tenth in the world for men’s squash, won the US Open, hosted by Philadelphia in the United States of America, with prizes amounting to $150,000 for men and the same for women, which puts it in the platinum category, which is the highest category in squash tournaments.
Asal succeeded in overturning his delay during the final match against Tariq Moamen, ranked fourth in the world, from being late by two games against one game to winning three games against two games in a marathon match that lasted 91 minutes, and the result of the runs was as follows: 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3.
Egyptian champion Nouran Gohar, Wadi Degla player, ranked second in the world for women’s squash, was crowned with the women’s title, and Nouran won the final match against her colleague in Wadi Degla Hania Al-Hamami, ranked seventh in the world, with a score of 3-1, in a match that lasted 74 minutes, and the results of the runs were as follows: 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-3.
It is noteworthy that this is the second time in a row that Nouran Gohar crowned the US Open, as the Egyptian champion held the title for the last version held in 2019, while the tournament was not held in 2020 due to the repercussions of the spread of the Corona virus.
The last four editions of the Open American Squash Championship witnessed complete Egyptian domination of the women’s title, as Nour El-Tayeb, ranked fifth in the world, won the championship title in 2017, and Raneem El Welily was crowned the retired champion in 2018, while Nouran Gohar won the last two editions in 2019 and 2021.