Sports: Squash: Danish loses Ottawa final to New Zealander favorite

Karachi: After finishing as runner-up last year, New Zealander Martin Knight went one better this year by winning the GoodLife Open in the Canadian capital Ottawa, where he beat Pakistan’s Danish Atlas Khan in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event in its ninth year at GoodLife Fitness.

Knight, the top seed from Auckland, reached the final without dropping a game all week – whilst second seed Danish, a 19-year-old from Peshawar, was taken to four games in all his battles en-route to the climax.

Knight took the first set 11-8 to take a 1-0 lead. Danish put his best in the second set however it was adamant Knight who came out of court taking the second set 13-11.

In the third set, Knight took a 6-0 lead when Danish reported problem in his shin and retired from the match.

The win marks the fifth PSA World Tour title of Knight’s career – and the 29-year-old’s second in the past three months.