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Life Time Johns Creek Open 2023


Life Time Johns Creek Open 2023, Georgia, USA, PSA Challenger Tour 12
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Life Time Johns Creek Open 2023
Men's Draw
Johns Creek, USA, $12k

[2] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [6] Noor Zaman (PAK) 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 13-11 (59m)

[6] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt [7] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7 (44m)
[2] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [5] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 (59m)

[6] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt [1] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) 14-16, 13-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9 (101m)
[7] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt [3] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) 11-9, 3-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-1 (60m)
[5] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt [9/16] Brett Schille (CAN) 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (37m)
[2] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [8] Liam Marrison (CAN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (24m)

2nd round:
[1] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Carlos Vargas (MEX) 11-9, 11-3, 6-11, 11-2 (65m)
[6] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt [9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX) w/o
[7] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt [9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL) 13-11, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
[3] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bt [9/16] Dillon Huang (USA) 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (55m)
[9/16] Brett Schille (CAN) bt [4] Andrés Herrera (COL) 4-11, 8-11, 11-3, 16-14, 11-7 (92m)
[5] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt [9/16] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK) 11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-7 (35m)
[8] Liam Marrison (CAN) bt Abdul Malik Khan (PAK) 11-9, 12-14, 8-11, 11-3, 11-5 (55m)
[2] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt [9/16] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 11-5, 9-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4 (89m)

1st round:
[1] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bye
[9/16] Carlos Vargas (MEX) bt Nick Sutcliffe (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (32m)
[9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX) bye
[6] Noor Zaman (PAK) bye
[7] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bye
[9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL) bye
[9/16] Dillon Huang (USA) bt Ziad Sakr (EGY) 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 (28m)
[3] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bye
[4] Andrés Herrera (COL) bye
[9/16] Brett Schille (CAN) bt Juan Carlos Sierra (COL) 11-2, 11-2, 11-1 (25m)
[9/16] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK) bt Juan Hernandez (COL) 13-11, 11-9, 11-5 (33m)
[5] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bye
[8] Liam Marrison (CAN) bye
Abdul Malik Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Vini Rodrigues (BRA) 11-9, 12-14, 8-11, 11-3, 11-5 (54m)
[9/16] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 (19m)
[2] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
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Elkabbani Claims Fourth Career Title

Egypt’s World No.77 Ibrahim Elkabbani claimed his fourth PSA title yesterday after overcoming Pakistan’s Noor Zaman in the final of the Life Time Johns Creek Open 2023.

19-year-old Zaman defeated top seed Asim Khan in the quarter finals before seeing off Alejandro Reyes in the semi-finals. Zaman was full of confidence heading Into the final, aiming to capture a first win in three finals. Elkabbani was equally as confident after wins of each scoreline hd brought him to this Challenger 10 final.

The Egyptian started the better of the two in the opening game, taking it 11-5 to draw first blood in the contest. Zaman responded in the second game and played the big points well to win 11-9 and equalise.

Elkabbani regained the lead by converting the third game 11-6 in convincing fashion. Zaman again battled back and twice gave himself game balls at 10-9 and 11-10 to send the match into a decider. Couldn’t capitalise on these chances however as Elkabbani stayed strong and secured the match at the first attempt 13-11 in just under an hour.

The win for Elkabbani is a fourth for the Egyptian and a second in 2023 after winning in Bangladesh in March.

The Life Time John Creeks Open is the only Challenger Tour event on the calendar this week as 24 men look to capture the Challenger 10 title in Georgia.

Pakistan’s Muhammad Asim Khan is the top seed for the event. The World No.66 was a beaten finalist in two events last season as well as featuring in two Platinum events, the Egyptian Open and U.S. Open. Khan will be looking to start strongly as he will face either England’s Nick Sutcliffe or Mexico’s Carlos Vargas in round two.

Egypt’s Ibrahim Elkabbani is the No.2 seed for the event and will be hopeful of capturing his fourth PSA title this week. The Egyptian will be up against either compatriot Mahmoud Abouelleil or Pakistan’s Ashan Ayaz in his opening match after receiving a round one bye.

Colombia’s Andres Herrera is the No.4 seed and will be looking to regain his form that took him to the final of the Tour de Las Americas ECP Open 2023, where he lost out to rising star Rowan Damming in a tight five game final.

No.3 seed Argentine Jeremias Azana will also be looking to recapture form that took him to a final recently as he lost out to compatriot Leandro Romiglio in the Tour de las Americas – Paraguay Open 2023 final after claiming some impressive wins on route.

For more information on the event, where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.

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