ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 (APP): Pakistan’s Farhan Mehboob lifted the $25,000 Serena Hotels-Chief of the Air Staff International Squash Championship, defeating countrymen Farhan Mehboob 3-1 in the final here at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad on Monday.
World number 106 Farhan Mehboob from Pakistan won the first 11-9 set after a thrilling contest.
He won the second set 11-6. But he conceded the third set 6-11 to world number 52 Farhan Zaman, who bounced back, displaying superb technique and stamina.
Farhan Mehboob took the fourth and final set 11-5 to emerge victorious.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, President Pakistan
Squash Federation (PSF) awarded trophies and prizes to the winner and runner-up of the Championship.
Squash legends Qamar Zaman and Jahangir Khan also attended the closing ceremony along with civil and military dignitaries and sports lovers from the twin cities.
Talking to media after lifting the trophy, Farhan Mehboob said the win had raised his confidence and he would try his level best to win future events also.
“My performance is the result of efforts made by our federation for the
uplift of squash in the country,” he said.
Farhan Zaman said he had worked to earn each and every point in the match.
“Though I’ve lost the final, I’m happy as the title is with Pakistan,” he said.