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Egypt’s Ali Farag Wins 2023 QTerminals Qatar Classic for Third Time

Top seed Ali Farag claimed his second PSA Platinum title in a row and his third Qatar Classic crown as he beat Diego Elias in four games in Doha 3-1: 15-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 (69m).

Farag had a substantial lead in the H2H but it was Elias who took the first five points of the final, before Farag responded to go 10-7 ahead, eventually taking the lead 15-13 after 26 minutes.

Farag took charge in the second, doubling his lead 11-5, and although Elias responded in the third Farag looked to be closing in on the title at 8-5 before Elias raced through to take the game 11-8.

The fourth was even, but Farag maintained a narrow lead, finally taking the title 11-9 after 69 minutes.

Source: Qatar News Agency