Tayyab thrashes Farhan to win Pakistan Int'l Squash title.


Byline: Mohsin Ali

ISLAMABAD -- Tayyab Aslam simply outclassed Farhan Mehboob to lift the $20,000 Serena Hotels-Huawei Pakistan International Squash Tournament 2019 trophy here at Mushaf Squash Complex on Thursday.

In the men's final, Farhan Mehboob badly failed against high-flying Tayyab, who recently emerged as gold medal winner in 13th SAG men's singles. Both the players were involved in long rallies but were playing cautious squash and trying to outsmart each other. Mehboob was looking a bit tired and was not moving as freely as he was witnessed in the semifinals against the top seed Egyptian a day earlier. Tayyab then changed gears and started playing aggressively by applying lot of pressure and keeping Mehboob on the run, which helped him take the first game 11-8.

In the second game, both showed their class which was duly applauded by pack-to-capacity crowd. Farhan got countless chances to wrap up the game, but he failed to capitalise and Tayyab accepted the generosity with both hands and won the second game 13-11. The third game was just one-way traffic as Farhan was completely exhausted and was not moving freely in the court while Tayyab was dictating terms and playing superbly, which helped him take the game 11-4 and won the coveted trophy in 40 minutes.

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