Ali Farag claimed his 25th PSA World Tour title with victory at the Houston Open ©PSA

Egypt's number one seed Ali Farag claimed victory in the Houston Open on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour.

Farag was the favourite entering the competition in the United States and eased to a relatively comfortable 3-1 victory over compatriot Mazen Hesham, the number six seed who had rediscovered his best form after a career riddled with injuries.

The world number one, who has now beaten Hesham in nine of their 10 meetings on the PSA World Tour, secured his 25th Tour title with an 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3 triumph.

"I don’t think I necessarily started shakily, as much I get edgy playing Mazen because of how skilful he is," said Farag said.

"You're always on your toes, you don’t know what to expect in the next shot, I don’t think he knows what to expect it, and that is how skilful he is. 

"It makes you very edgy and as much as I am happy about this win, I am extremely happy for Mazen as well."

Farag said he started on the PSA World Tour with Hesham and used his as inspiration.

"He has been battling hard, I see him every day in training, we share a lot of things together and finally, he is where he deserves, and it is only going to get better for him, so I am extremely happy for Mazen, for sure," he added.

On winning the event, Farag said: "I am blessed with what I have achieved so far in my squash career and in my life. 

"I have a beautiful wife back home, I tried to reach her but she is sleeping right now. 

"I have a beautiful daughter, and my family, everyone.

"Talking about here, I am extremely happy to be here, extremely happy to have won the first Gold event here in Houston."

The PSA World Tour continues with the Sturbridge Capital Motor City Open in the US from January 26 to 30.