El Gouna international finals: reaction from winners El Sherbini and ElShorbagy
Stay tuned as we bring you the reaction of the players who are in action during the final at El Gouna Squash International.
Find out who takes the PSA Platinum titles tonight!
(All times are local GMT+2)
8:00 p.m.  Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v  Nouran Gohar (EGY)
To pursue  Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v  Paul Coll (NZL)
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El Sherbini wins El Gouna title
Egyptian world No.1 Nour El Sherbini won the international title from El Gouna for the first time in her career after a 3-0 victory over compatriot and world No.2 Nouran Gohar.
El Sherbini proved exactly why she’s No. 1 in the world by producing a masterclass performance to dispel Gohar, who was in great shape this week, to take her third PSA Platinum title of the season.
The 25-year-old, who lost to Gohar in the quarter-finals of that event in 2019, burst with confidence as she was at her best to clinch the victory in 38 minutes. The victory means she is now ninth with former world No.1 Raneem El Welily on the list of all-time female winners with 24 PSA securities.
– PSA Around the world (@PSAWorldTour) May 28, 2021
“I’ve been playing Nouran for a long time now and in a Platinum event as No.1 and No.2 it was going to be a tough game,” said El Sherbini.
“She played well the whole tournament and we have two different styles so I tried to bring my game more than her game and that was my plan today.
“She never gives up and fights until the end – I made sure I earned every point and had to bring my ‘A’ match.”
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– PSA Around the world (@PSAWorldTour) May 28, 2021
“She’s the No. 2 in the world, so I always have to be prepared. At every point she fights and never gives up, so I made sure to win every point and not give up. I had to bring my “A” match and I’m glad it worked today. ”
“Losing is never a good feeling.
“But I can’t really complain. I had a great week here as usual, it’s a very special tournament to my heart. I had my biggest victories here and thanks to CIB to make this tournament possible – without CIB I don’t think we could have played this last year.
“Thanks to Amr Mansi for organizing the event and making it awesome, the venue is amazing. PSA did an amazing job with a few surprises last week so it was a lot of work and a big event and i loved playing there.
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 (38 m)
ElShorbagy wins the crown of El Gouna
Mohamed ElShorbagy waves to the crowd in Egypt
Egyptian world No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy beat New Zealander Paul Coll 11-5, 11-2, 11-7 to win his second title at El Gouna.
The ‘Beast of Alexandria’ dominated from start to finish as he took the lead and never seemed to let go as Coll struggled to find a way into the match.
Elshorbagy’s victory means he claims his 43rd PSA title and his first Platinum title of the season as he looks to challenge Ali Farag for the world No.1 spot in the months to come.
Title n ° 43 for The BeastMay 28, 2021
“I’m really happy to win here at home,” said ElShorbagy when handing over the trophy.
“I would like to dedicate this to the whole family of Pontefract and Malcolm Willstrop.”May 28, 2021
“Winning my second title here means the world to me and doing it in front of my parents means a lot to me. I am here today because of them and I never dreamed of achieving everything I have in my career if you hadn’t taken me to every workout my parents did it all so thank you both for everything.
“This is the ninth edition of El Gouna and I have played all nine times. I remember the first time Mansi did this tournament and I remember all the conversations. Your whole story is inspiring and I saw your story from day one, everything you have accomplished and thank you very much for everything you have done for the sport – you have taken it to another level. I also want to thank all the sponsors for bringing us back here, they did an amazing job supporting a great event.
“I also want to congratulate Paul on an incredible season so far. You are one of the most inspiring athletes I know and every game I watch you inspires me. I want to thank the audience for coming to support us and I wouldn’t have had this performance today if you hadn’t come to support me.
“Finally, I would like to dedicate this tournament to the whole family of Pontefract and Malcolm Willstrop – he left a big image to sport and has done so much for our sport. We have lost such a great man, so I would like to dedicate this title to him and to the whole Pontefract family.
“I ran into a very strong and hungry opponent.
“Mohamed was classy and he was just too good tonight. I failed again but a really good learning experience, the quality of the squash he played tonight is I think everyone needs to play to beat him and win these big events.
“Egypt has saved the sport in the last 10 months, our last four or five tournaments have been held here and that is largely thanks to the sponsors who support us. As hard as it is to come here and win against all these Egyptians, I think the whole Tour is so grateful to be able to come here and compete.
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt  Paul Coll (NZL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-7 (49 m)