Day 3. Round of 16. Ali Farag

Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [5] Ali Farag (EGY) def [Q] Leo Au (HKG) 11-2 11-6 11-6 (26-min) Tomorrow, Ali Farag will climb to a career-high ranking of #4 in the World. He’s now 12-2 since the start of the season. To put that in perspective: In his first three events of 2017-18, he […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Simon Rösner

Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Simon Rösner (GER) def [Q] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 11-7 11-2 8-11 11-6 (46-min) Two years ago, Simon Rösner and Tsz Fung Yip clashed for the first time in the 1st Round of the PSA World Championships in Bellevue, Washington. Rösner won it quickly, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 in just […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Karim Abdel Gawad

Squash Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) def Borja Golan (ESP) 4-11 11-5 11-7 16-14 (62-min) Borja Golan and Karim Abdel Gawad have played five times in the past four years. Admittedly, Borja was one of Karim’s favorite players growing up. Only 8-years apart, with the exception of a 28-minute […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Marwan ElShorbagy

Squash Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) def Paul Coll (NZL) 11-13 11-9 11-5 11-6 (58-min) Paul Coll has quickly become the Goliath slayer of the young season, and his ranking reflects it. The Kiwi comes into this year’s Qatar Classic with a career-high ranking of #10 in the world. Meanwhile, […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Omar Mosaad

Squash Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Omar Mosaad (EGY) def Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 13-15 11-5 12-10 10-12 14-12 (108-min) It never feels right bringing 29-year-old Omar Mosaad onto the court first. Since the 2010-11 season, the former World #3 has always reached July ranked inside the top-15. Injuries last season led to a […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Nick Matthew

Sports Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [4] Nick Matthew (ENG) def [Q] Raphael Kandra (GER) 12-10 11-9 5-11 8-11 11-8 (64-min) At 37-years-old, this is Nick Matthew’s final season on tour. A two-time Finalist in Doha, he captured the Qatar Classic title in 2009 with a 3-game win over Karim Darwish. In 2013, he […]

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