Windhoek (Namibia): Title favourite Diego Elias ended the dream run of India’s Kush Kumar with a 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, victory in the semi-finals of the WSF World Junior squash championship, on Thursday. Elias, the 17-year-old from Peru bidding to become his country’s first winner of the title, beat Kumar, the first Indian to make the event’s last four, in 42 minutes. “I think in general it was a tight match and could have gone either way, but I kept my head up and focused on working hard by reaching out wherever the challenge was knowing the strengths of Kumar,” said the top seeded Elias. “He is the best junior in India and what happened today was pretty much what I was expecting,” he added.

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