ISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan’s emergence in squash world is slowly but steadily continuing as young Abbas Zeb hailing from the land of squash champions, Peshawar, won the Dutch Junior Open 2013 U-13 title by defeating top seed Yannick Wilhelmi in the final played in Amsterdam on Sunday.

While to The Nation from the Netherlands a clearly overjoyed Abbas said: “I am very pleased with my performance. I had played the entire tournament as unseeded, but I beat all the top players who came in my way till the final.”

Abbas said Yannick was playing superb squash and he was number 1 seed in the championship.  “I just concentrated on my natural aggressive game, which paid dividend for me as I never allowed my opponent any chance to settle down in the match. I won the first game 11/4 by playing some drop shots and forced Yannick to commit unwanted mistakes. In the second game Yannick tried to put up some fight, the game was a see saw battle as both of us played cautiously. The score was 5-5, when I took control of the proceedings and won the game 11/6. The third game was a one-sided affair as Yannick had accepted the results as he just tried to return the ball and realising the situation I took full advantage and take the game 11/3 and won the encounter in only 37 minutes.”He said he would love to represent Pakistan in international events and would try to bring back old glory days of Pakistan squash back.

Meanwhile sharing his views Pakistan Squash Federation Secretary Wing Commander Abdul Wahab Marwat said: “We are very proud of young Abbas and we would soon honour the youngster in an impressive ceremony and he would be rewarded accordingly.”