Qatar’s Abdulla Mohamed Al Tamimi defended his QSF 3 title after beating No.1 seed Eain Yow Ng of Malaysia in a five-game thriller in Doha.
Playing on home soil as the No 2 seed, the al-Tamimi was dropped the first game 11-9. He reversed the scoreline in the second, and stormed into the lead after three, winning six straight points to go from 5-3 to 11-3. The Malaysian was not going down without a fight when he closed out game four 11-8. He then found himself on the brink of glory at 9-5 and then 10-7 up. But al-Tamimi eventually clinching the title with a stroke at 12-11 up.
The win was A Tamimi’s first over Eain Yow in five attempts to secure his eighth title on the PSA Tour.
The medal ceremony was attended by the Qatar Tennis Squash and Badminton Federation Secretary General Tariq Zainal and the Tournament Director Saad Al Mohannadi.
The total prize money for this knockout-format tournament is $30,000.
Speaking after the final match, Al Tamimi said, “I am very happy with this title which means a lot to me in my professional career because I was able to defeat Eain Yow who is leading the Asian standings, for the first time in five attempts, the last of which was in the semi-finals of the 19th Asian Games held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.”
It worth mentioning that Al Tamimi claimed the bronze medal of Men’s squash event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.