Elshorbagy Is US Open Champion
Egyptian Mohamed Elshorbagy, the powerhouse from Alexandria who
will top the PSA World Rankings for the first time on November
1st, capped of the most successful week of his career by
claiming the 2014 Delaware Investments US Open at Philadelphia's
Elshorbagy, who is based out of Bristol,
England, saw off compatriot and four-time World Champion Amr
Shabana to win the 2014 event and extend his winning-streak to
18-matches, a run that has seen him win back-to-back PSA World
Series titles in Hong Kong and Philadelphia either side of
further victories in Malaysia and Mexico.
After going down one game to nil early on
to an in-form Shabana, Elshorbagy ramped up his play to storm to
an 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 victory and claim his 199th match
victory on the PSA World Tour.
"I'm feeling so happy right now,"
said an elated Elshorbagy.
"I just can't believe what has happened.
It's just been such an unbelievable week for me - I knew I could
become number one coming into this tournament but I didn't think
both things would happen.
"I had a tough draw to get to the final, I
had to beat World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and a legend like Amr
Shabana to win so not only did I get to number one, I feel like
I have proved it as well."
Elshorbagy will now go into next month's
2014 Qatar PSA World Series Championship in the form of his life
and he'll be hoping to maximise on his momentum to take the
tittle away from current holder Nick Matthew.
"It's been a great season until now but
there's the World Championships in three weeks so I'm hopefully
going to make it very hard for the other players and keep my
"I'm feeling confident right now but
that's not fooling me, I know I still need to work very hard.
"For me becoming World No.1 is just the
first step on the ladder."
2014 Delaware Investments US Open: Final:
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt  Amr Shabana (EGY) 3-1: 8-11,
11-9, 11-3, 11-3 [46m]