Salazar and Iqbal to Contest Atlanta Final

Iqbal AO

Article and image courtesy of the Professional Squash Association

Top seeds Cesar Salazar and Nasir Iqbal will contest the final of the Atlanta Open – with Pakistani Iqbal bidding to become the first player to win two PSA World Tour titles this year in the climax of the PSA Challenger 10 squash event at the Life Time Fitness Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

Second seed Iqbal (pictured), the World No. 53 who last week won the Racquet Club Pro Series in St Louis, dispatched English qualifier A dam Murrills 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 in the semifinals of the second US Pro Squash Series event of the year.

The nineteen-year-old from Bannu is celebrating the eleventh Tour final of his career.

Event favourite Salazar, the World No. 43 from Mexico, needed four games to overcome fifth seed Declan James, ultimately beating the twenty-year-old from Nottingham 11-3, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8.

Salazar is marking his ninth appearance in a Tour final.