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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Day 2. Round 1. Mathieu Castagnet

Sports Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) def [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) 9-11 11-9 14-12 11-3 (66-min) The French Musketeer, Mathieu Castagnet has been dealing with a recurring calf injury for over a year. Just last month, in his debut event of the new season, he retired from his Quarterfinal match in […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Tarek Momen

Sports Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [8] Tarek Momen (EGY) def Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-4 11-6 7-11 11-7 (43-min) Good friends. Great squash. Tarek Momen and Mohamed Abouelghar are two of the quickest athletes on the PSA World Tour. They both have incredible reaction time and firmly believe they can get to any ball, […]

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