NANCY: Pakistan's Hamza Khan lost to England's Finnlay Withington by 2-3 in a thrilling semi-final of the Men's World Junior Squash Championship on Monday.
The semi-final between the two opponents was a dramatic contest, as it consisted of five sets, where Hamza and Finnlay fought hard for victory.
After losing the first two sets, Hamza made a massive comeback by winning the third and fourth sets, however, the English squash player got the better of him and won the match by 3-2.
Finnlay also became the first Englishman to reach the Men's World Junior Championship final since 2002.
Earlier, Hamza defeated Egypt’s Mohammed Nasser to qualify for the final of the event.
It should be mentioned here that the 16-year-old has shown tremendous potential since making his debut and is thought to be Pakistan's fastest-rising squash player.
Hamza won the British Junior Squash Championship in January 2020. He then triumphed at the US Juniors.