Eain Yow just not good enough for world No. 1 Ali

A real struggle: Ng Eain Yow lost to Egypt’s Ali Farag 5-11, 7-11, 7-11 in the third round of the Qatar Classic.

PETALING JAYA: National No. 1 squash player Ng Eain Yow conceded that he lost to a better player at the Qatar Classic.

World No. 1 Ali Farag of Egypt proved too strong for Eain Yow to handle as he went down 5-11, 7-11, 7-11 in the third round on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Eain Yow had earlier edged another Egyptian Karim El Hammamy 8-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 in his opening match before stunning England’s world No. 24 Declan James 13-11, 11-7, 11-8 in the second round.

“Ali was just on a different level ... that’s why he’s No. 1.

“He was taking the ball so early and gave me no chance to settle at all.

“That’s the way he plays and when he’s playing like this it is really difficult to break him down,” said Eain Yow.

Meanwhile, Ali was also full of praise of Eain Yow’s efforts.

“He is one of the best talents to come out of Asia and is a solid opponent.

“He was getting every ball back and I’ve never seen a Malaysian player that doesn’t move well,” said Ali.

“His movement was so good that it was really hard to put the ball away.

“I thought I would try and tire him out first to see if it paid off and it did but I can’t have more praise for Eain Yow.

“He’s very talented and has the character to rise up the rankings.”

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