Eain Yow captures German Open title

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian squash is shining brightly as Ng Eain Yow captured the inaugural US$50,000 German Open title in Hamburg on Sunday.

The win comes just six days after S. Sivasangari's sensational triumph at the London Classic.

The fourth-seeded Eain Yow, the Asian champion, defeated sixth seed and world No. 34 Dimitri Steinmann of Switzerland 12-10, 11-8, 10-12, 11-3 in the men's final, which lasted for 66 minutes, marking his first title on the tour this year.

"It was a big relief to get through today," Eain Yow told PSA World Tour.

"I played amazing all week, so I was happy to pull through it.

"The final's always different. There's always some added pressure.

"There were different people messaging all day about my win yesterday, so for me, I knew today was going to be tough, especially against Steinmann.

"He was just firing it in from everywhere and he wasn't missing much, so I had to dig deep – keep running, keep getting all the balls back and sticking to my game plan and I think I did that.

"I'm just happy to get the title this week."

It was the world No. 22's seventh PSA Tour crown since turning professional in 2014.

Eain Yow's last title was the Irish Open a yar ago.

With the German Open title in the bag, Eain Yow, who is in the Fast-Track programme for 2028 LA Olympics, will return to the top 20.

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