Eye Rackets sponsored player Paul ‘Superman’ Coll collected his second major title this season after victory over Ali Farag saw him prevail in the final of the 2021 Canary Wharf Classic in London - Coll’s second major win on British soil this year.
Coll beat Farag in the British Open final in August and just three months later he once again came from a 1-0 deficit to overwhelm Farag and clinch the title. The New Zealand number one, who will compete for the national side next month at the Men’s World Team Championship in Malaysia, has also taken a huge step towards overtaking Mohamed ElShorbagy at the World no2 position - with only Farag now standing in Coll’s way of reaching the top.
“I’m very happy. I have so much respect for Ali, he’s such a great champion, he’s a top player. For me to beat him in the final is extra special, he’s such a top and fair player and everyone should look up to as a quality champion. I’m so happy to take two titles off him, no offence Ali,” Coll said. “Thanks to my whole team for coming on this journey since I was a junior, teamed up with Rob Owen and he’s changed my game, taught me how to play the game and I’m just so grateful to share his time and his commitment to me and all his players.”