Pakistan’s Hamza Khan has qualified for the semi-final of the World Junior Squash Championship being played in Nancy, France.
Top seed Hamza defeated Egypt’s Mohammed Nasser in a nail-biting encounter that lasted for more than an hour.
Hamza won the first game 11-3 but went down in the next two 5-11 and 9-11 before making a comeback to win the final two games with scores of 11-5 and 11-7. Hamza won the match with scores of 11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 11-5 and 11-7 in 1 hour and three minutes.
He will play England’s Finnlay Withington in the semi-final on tomorrow (Monday). The 16-year-old is considered to be Pakistan’s fastest emerging squash player and has displayed great potential since his debut.
In January 2020, Hamza won the U1-5 title in British Junior Squash Championship which was followed by his win in US Juniors.—APP