Squash - Aussie Pilley the star as champions fall

Cameron Pilley (L) holds the world record for striking the ball, at 175 miles an hour (AFP Photo/Marwan Naamani) (AFP)

- Australian Cameron Pilley led a series of shocks at the season-ending PSA World Series finals. Pilley became the most surprising finalist for many years as the 33-year-old Australian upset all odds with an 11-9, 11-5 win over world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy to become the first Australian to reach the final of the tour's flagship event for a decade. On Saturday. Pilley will attempt to emulate the achievement of his compatriot, Anthony Ricketts, who won this title a decade ago against Gregory Gaultier. Gaultier beat Miguel Angel Rodriguez 11-7, 11-7.

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