Diego Elias claimed what is arguably the biggest title of his career after winning the US Open Squash Open.
The win makes him the first Peruvian to hold the U.S. Open after his final match with two-time champion and fellow Team Dunlop player, Ali Farag was sadly cut short after just two minutes because of an injury to the Egyptian.
Farag, a winner in 2017 and 2019, was carrying a knee problem sustained during his semi-final match and was visibly struggling immediately, which led to the Egyptian cutting the match short.
It’s Elias’s 12th PSA title and his second Platinum title, whilst it’s his third tournament win of 2022.
“I’m happy but I just don’t know how to feel,” Elias said afterwards
“I feel very bad for him, I was ready for a big battle. I’m super happy, I just didn’t want it to be this way. I’m going to have a beer for sure, but I have a match on Wednesday at the Grasshopper Cup in Switzerland, so I can’t have too many.
“The South American games are happening right now in Paraguay and I just spoke to my family, they’re all super happy that I made history. I still don’t know what happened to him [Ali Farag]. I’m usually very happy after I win matches and tournaments, but I don’t know how to feel, I still can’t believe what’s happened.”