PHOTOS by : Samer Alrejjal
The 28-year-old Kiwi, who became the first New Zealander to reach a World final since Ross Norman, at last year’s PSA Men’s World Championship in Doha, showed no sign of fatigue following his two tasking five-game battles in the previous days. He was in a commanding position from the start of the match, and he easily took the first game courtesy of several unforced errors by his 26-year-old opponent.
Coll, a semi-finalist at this year’s Manchester Open, had it easier in the second and third games as Dessouky appeared to be somewhere else but the match with his lack of concentration and desire.
Though the Egyptian saw out the match, he was clearly struggling and he offered no resistance as Coll marched into the final on the same court he did 12 months ago.