Diego Elias beat Paul Coll to win the Qatar Classic ©Getty Images

Diego Elias has won his first major title after defeating New Zealand's Paul Coll in the Qatar Classic at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.

The Peruvian outclassed the world number three over 83 minutes to pull off a 13-11, 5-11, 13-11, 11-9 victory.

It was the first time that 'the Puma' had reached the final of a Professional Squash Association (PSA) Platinum tournament.

It was the fifth time in five matches that Elias had been taken to at least four games at the tournament.

By comparison, three of Coll's four wins came in straight games.

The loss marks the second time that Coll has fallen at the final hurdle at the Qatar Classic following his 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9 defeat to Egypt's Ali Farag last year.

Elias was presented with a cheque for $26,000 (£18,895/€22,323) for the win.

"I can't believe it still, I'm very happy with this," said Elias after the match.

"I'm very happy with my game.

"I want to thank everyone for coming today.

"Thanks to all the Peruvian people that came.

"I'm just very happy to be a Platinum champion for the first time, I've been trying for a long time now."

It is the first time since 2011 that an Egyptian has not won the tournament, when Frenchman Grégory Gaultier was victorious.

"It is hard to see those [positives] now, but I am happy to be back here in Doha, competing in another final on such a great stage," said Coll.

"I thought we had a good plan this week, unfortunately I just didn’t quite convert it.

"I had game balls tonight in every set but I just couldn't close it out."