13 Sept 2021

Vengeance is Eain Yow’s as he stuns Rodriguez to reach quarters
Media Title: The Star Online
Section: News
PETALING JAYA: Ng Eain Yow exacted sweet revenge against Miguel Rodriguez to march into the men’s quarter-finals of the Egyptian Open at the Giza Sporting Club.

The 23-year-old, who is now ranked 18th in the world, pulled off a stunner to beat Colombian veteran and world No. 11 Rodriguez 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10 in an 82-minute third-round match.

Eain Yow had lost to Rodriquez in an absorbing 101-minute third-round match in the British Open last month but this time the Malaysian had the last laugh.

Eain Yow will face the winner of the match between two Egyptians – top seed Mohamed El Shorbagy and Karim El Hammany next. A day ago, Eain Yow shocked world No. 9 Mostafa Asal of Egypt 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 in the second round. The big scalp came after he broke into the top 20 of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings on Wednesday. Eain Yow, who turned pro in 2014, is only the third Malaysian male player to reach the top 20. The other two are Ong Beng Hee and Mohd Azlan Iskandar.Eain Yow certainly believes that he has found the strength and courage to face anyone in the PSA circuit.

“He’s been having a purple patch. His recent 3-0 victory over Mostafa was incredible. He will achieve, with continued commitment, a top-10 ranking much sooner than predicted. “All this boils down to two important ingredients. Hard work, as guided by his coaches and trainers. And absolute self-belief.
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