#onthisday in 1988 Jahangir Khan won his sixth World Open title

May 13 2023

#onthisday in 1988 Jahangir Khan of Pakistan defeated compatriot Jansher Khan 9-6 9-2 9-2 in Amsterdam to win his sixth World Open title.

Jahangir Khan is widely regarded as the greatest squash player of all time. Born in Pakistan in 1963, he dominated the sport during the 1980s, winning multiple world championships and setting numerous records. In 1988, Jahangir Khan added another impressive achievement to his already illustrious career by winning his sixth World Open title.

The World Open is the most prestigious squash tournaments. It is held annually and features the best players from around the world. Jahangir Khan had already won the tournament five times before, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987.

In the 1988 final, Jahangir Khan faced off against his fellow countryman Jansher Khan. Jansher was a rising star in the sport, and many believed that he had the potential to dethrone Jahangir as the top squash player in the world. However, Jahangir was determined to prove that he was still the best.

The match was highly anticipated, with fans and experts alike eagerly watching to see who would come out on top. In the end, it was Jahangir Khan who emerged victorious, winning the match in three straight games. He demonstrated his trademark precision and power, hitting shots that seemed impossible to return.

Jahangir Khan's sixth World Squash Open title was a testament to his incredible skill and dedication to the sport. He had dominated the game for nearly a decade, and his record-breaking his victory over Jansher Khan in the 1988 final was yet another highlight in an already legendary career and cemented his status as the greatest squash player of all time.