Day 1. Round 1. Gregory Gaultier

Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) def Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-6 11-2 11-9 (37-min) Last season, Gregory Gaultier regained the World #1 ranking while on a tremendous hot-streak. After falling in the Tournament of Champions Final last January, Greg won a remarkable 27 consecutive matches. He captured the Swedish Open title, […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Fares Dessouky

Squash Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Fares Dessouky (EGY) def [WC] Abdulla Al Tamimi (QAT) 11-6 11-8 11-5 (37-min) On Friday, eight locals fell in the 1st-Round of qualifying here at the Qatar Classic Squash Championship. In fact, the local hopefuls went 0-24, unable to win a single game off the PSA World Tour’s […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Mohamed ElShorbagy

Squash Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) def [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-7 11-9 11-5 (36-min) Mohamed ElShorbagy is the PSA World Tour’s alpha male. Since the 2014-15 season, he’s been nearly unbeatable. Toward the end of last season, “The Beast of Alexandria” finally proved that he was human, relinquishing the […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Ali Farag

Squash Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [5] Ali Farag (EGY) def [Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 11-7 11-5 11-1 (26-min) Harvard educated Ali Farag is not one to rest on his laurels. Earlier this month at the US Open, the World #5 and his wife Nour El Tayeb made history, becoming the first married […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Saurav Ghosal

Sports Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) def Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-4 11-8 11-2 (40-min) Saurav Ghosal has rediscovered his game for the new 2017-18 season. In the past three months, the former World #15 and highest ranked Indian player of all time won a record 12th Indian Nationals Title, reached […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Leo Au

Sports Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [Q] Leo Au (HKG) def Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 7-11 11-7 11-8 11-4 (63-min) This was a remarkable Round-1 World Series win for Hong Kong’s Leo Au. He knew it would be a physical battle with Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly from first serve. They had played twice before, six years […]

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