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Coll beaten in semis at PSA World Tour Finals

Kiwi squash player Paul Coll has been beaten in the semifinals of the World Tour Finals
New Zealand's Paul Coll has lost in the semifinals of the World Tour Finals to finish his season PHOTO: PSA WORLD TOUR

New Zealand squash pro Paul Coll has lost in the semis of the PSA World Tour Finals at Seattle to close out his season

Coll was defeated at the hands of world No 1 Ali Farag of Egypt 11-10 11-6 in 30 minutes but receives US$23,750 for his efforts.


Farag and Coll were meeting for the sixth time this season and Farag levelled the head-to-head record at three wins apiece courtesy of an 11-10, 11-6 win over the kiwi.

After taking a 1-0 lead on a sudden death decider, Farag ruthlessly dispatched Coll’s loose shots at the start of the second and Coll grew more and more frustrated as Farag absorbed the pressure and nullified him, resulting in some simple errors at the mid-point of the second game.

The Egyptian then held off a mini comeback from Coll at the back end of the second to seal his spot in the title decider where he will take on Mostafa Asal.

Coll ranked third in the world had earlier won his first two matches, but lost his final match to Tarek Momen (Egypt) to finish second in his Group.

The Greymouth athlete is not listed as playing any more tournaments until September's PSA Egyptian Open as the tour takes a break.


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