It’s British Open Finals day today with two stellar matches lined up as a brand new men’s champion will be crowned with World No.1-to be Diego Elias taking on 3x runner-up Ali Farag whereas the world’s top two Nouran Gohar and Nour El Sherbini will reignite their rivalry for the women’s title.
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The finals start at 15.00 (GMT+1)
Nouran Gohar v Nour El Sherbini
The immense rivalry between Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Nour El Sherbini will add another chapter today as they will face each other for the 25th time on the PSA Tour to decide this year’s British Open winner.
The pair have met in two British Open finals already in their careers, in 2016 and 2019 with El Sherbini battling back from 2-1 down both times to come through and seal the titles. Gohar was a runner-up once more last year as she lost out to World No.3 Hania El Hammamy in an intense final. The Terminator will be determined to seal the title this year and claim her second Platinum title of the season, and with El Sherbini being pushed all the way to five games in her quarter and semi finals, the time spent on court could be a major factor in this year’s women’s final.
Ali Farag v Diego Elias
Both Ali Farag and Diego Elias have produced some amazing squash this week to reach the final as a brand new men’s British Open Champion will be crowned today in Birmingham.
Farag is on familiar ground as today will be his fourth consecutive British Open final, but amazingly, the World Champion is yet to lift the prestigious title. Losing out to Paul Coll the previous two years and Mohamed ElShorbagy the year before that, Farag will be itching to get his hands on the trophy more so than anyone.
World No.1-to-be Diego Elias looked to have shaken off the emotions of his upcoming triumph as he despatched two-time defending champion Paul Coll in yesterday’s semi-final. The Peruvian showcased the calibre of squash that saw him lift the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions crown in January as he sauntered though the match, picking off Coll in his cool, stylish manner.
The No.1 seed will be looking to seal his new World No.1 status with a tournament win to match as he looks to also claim his first British Open and third Platinum title of the season.