February 19, 2012 -
Top-seeded Malaysian Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan won his
sixth title on the PSA World Tour when he beat
fellow countryman Ivan Yuen in an epic final of the
Hibiscus Gardens Squash Open in Brisbane.
The 25-year-old and his 21-year-old compatriot
battled each other to a standstill in the climax of
the PSA Challenger 15 event at Hibiscus Gardens
Squash Centre before Adnan finally clinched victory
12-14, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10 in 140 minutes.
It was Adnan's seventh victory over Yuen in eight
matches but the world number 36 had to call on all
of his reserves to subdue the fourth seed's
The win ends a frustrating period without a win for
Adnan, who had not claimed a title on the PSA Tour
since July 2009.
Adnan had beaten New Zealand qualifier Evan Williams
7-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 in the first semi-final on
Saturday, while Yuen took five games to down
unseeded Australian Rex Hedrick 9-11, 11-7, 11-3,
Whilst the triumph marks Adnan's sixth Tour title,
it is the Malaysian's first on foreign soil.