Egypt's Nouran Gohar fought back from 2-0 down to lift the U.S. Open title in Philadelphia ©PSA

Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag secured an Egyptian double as the Professional Squash Association (PSA) U,S. Open Squash Championships came to a thrilling conclusion in Philadelphia.

At Drexel University Daskalakis Athletic Center Gohar made it back-to-back PSA World Tour Platinum titles with a stunning victory against compatriot Nour El Tayeb.

The 2017 champion El Tayeb stormed into a commanding 2-0 lead and was poised for glory once more at 11-10 up in the third game.

But Gohar dug deep to clinch the game 14-12 before turning the match on its head to record a 3-11, 8-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7 triumph against the world number three.

The win represents a third PSA title for Gohar, who will rise to world number two in the November PSA world rankings.

"I can’t believe it," she said.

"It was so tough out there, I felt my legs burning and it was like I was doing court sprints with Nour out there in the first two games.

"I just tried to hang in there and I didn’t want the crowd to be upset about a bad final match. 

"I was thinking ‘that’s the worst final ever’, but it turns out, and I hope, it was a good one."

Ali Farag defeated Egyptian compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy to claim a second U.S. Open title ©PSA
Ali Farag defeated Egyptian compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy to claim a second U.S. Open title ©PSA

There were better fortunes for El Tayeb's husband, Farag, in Philadelphia.

The world number one made no mistake in adding to his 17 PSA titles as he defeated fellow Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy in 40 minutes.

ElShorbagy, winner at both the JP Morgan China Open and Oracle NetSuite Open in the last month, had no answer as Farag put on a masterclass.

Controlling the rallies from the off, Farag secured a second US open title on an 11-4, 11-7, 11-2 scoreline. 

"To be winning not only a major, but the U.S. Open, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments we have on the calendar, it feels amazing," Farag said.

"It’s a good day for the family, I can’t be too disappointed but there is no one I hate more in this building than Nouran Gohar right now! 

"I’m kidding, both Nouran and Nour played an amazing match and that’s how squash should be played."

Farag and Gohar booked their places at the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals with U.S. Open glory.

The remaining spots in the tournament, due to be held in June 2020, will be allocated through the "Road to Egypt" standings.

The next PSA World Tour event is scheduled to be the CIB PSA Women's World Championship in Cairo between October 24 to November 1.