Squash Player Paul Coll Wins Historic British Title
New Zealand’s Paul Coll, 29, is the Allam British Open champion 2021 producing a formidable performance to come from one game down and get his hands on the iconic trophy, the PSA World Tour website reports.
Greymouth-born Coll had never won a major title before today and had suffered 13 consecutive defeats to Egypt’s Ali Farag in their PSA history. However, he put that to one side as he produced a formidable performance to come from one game down and get his hands on the iconic trophy.
The British Open is the sport’s longest-running tournament, and World No 4 Coll put his name in the history books as he became the first male New Zealander to ever lift the prestigious title, saving his best squash until the final to down World Champion Farag in four games.
“It’s been a long journey,” Coll said. “Coming right from juniors, I had to leave home at a young age. This moment right here makes it all worth it.”
Original article by PSA World Tour, August 22, 2021.