ISLAMABAD - Leo Au, 24-year-old World No 33 from Hong Kong, broke the record for the longest professional squash match ever recorded en-route to claiming the ninth PSA World Tour title of his career at the Holtrand Gas City Pro-Am 2015 in Canada.

Au lifted the trophy following a tough 85-minute battle against Malaysian Muhd Asyraf Azan, coming from 2-1 down to win 3-2, in a dramatic victory that came less than 24 hours after he won the longest match ever recorded - a mammoth 170-minute encounter against Canadian Shawn Delierre, the World No 54, in the semi-finals. It was a match that eclipsed the previous record set 32-years ago by legendary Pakistani six-time world champion Jahangir Khan, who took 166-minutes to get past Gamal Awad in the 1983 Chichester Festival in the era of ‘hand-in-hand-out' scoring, Professional Squash Association's The Telegraph reported.

With the fifth game, which went to 16-14, lasting an incredible 78-minutes alone the victory saw Au, who stands at 5ft 4, complete a total of over 300-minutes on court during the four-day tournament, averaging 75-minutes per day as he stormed to the title and earn his place in the annals of sporting history.