Day 4. Quarterfinals. Mohamed ElShorbagy

Squash Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) def [5] Ali Farag (EGY) 11-7 11-4 9-11 16-18 11-8 (93-min) The Qatar Classic 2017 is the first PSA World Series event I’ve emceed. I say this with all sincerity – I was incredibly fortunate to witness the longest, most entertaining battle of ElShorbagy […]

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Day 3. Round of 16. Mohamed ElShorbagy

Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) def Fares Dessouky (EGY) 11-9 14-12 11-8 (51-min) Remarkably, since winning the PSA World Series Finals for the first time back in June, Mohamed ElShorbagy has been defeated just once, in the US Open Final by Ali Farag. He launched into the 2017-18 season by […]

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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 3. Round of 16. Simon Rösner

Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Simon Rösner (GER) def [2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-7 11-8 3-11 11-9 (57-min) The German Tree Chopper fells Defending Champion Simon Rösner is the most successful German in the history of the sport. He’s been ranked as high as World #6, owns 8 PSA Tour titles, has reached […]

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Day 2. Round 1. Cameron Pilley

Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Cameron Pilley (AUS) def [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-3 13-11 11-9 11-6 (57-min) Cameron “Pistol” Pilley and Adrian Waller played just 2-weeks-ago in the final round of qualifying at the St. George’s Hill Classic. Pistol won it in four after Waller mounted a charge in game-3. Pilley then lost […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Zahed Mohamed

Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Zahed Mohamed (EGY) def Gregoire Marche (FRA) 11-6 5-11 11-6 8-11 11-2 (59-min) Why not save the best match for last? The World #21, Gregoire Marche vs. the World #20, Zahed Mohamed. Two guys in their mid-20’s, both with career-high rankings. While the match-up may not have been a […]

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