Andy Taylor. Host. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Zahed Mohamed

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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Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Gregory Gaultier

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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Andy Taylor. Squash Emcee. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Fares Dessouky

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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Andy Taylor. Squash Host. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Mohamed ElShorbagy

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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Andy Taylor. Squash Announcer. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Ali Farag

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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Andy Taylor. Sports Emcee. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Saurav Ghosal

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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Andy Taylor. Sports Host. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Leo Au

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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Andy Taylor. Sports Announcer. Qatar Classic Squash Championship. Day 1. Round 1. Diego Elias

Day 1. Round 1. Diego Elias

Sports Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar Classic 2017 Diego Elias (PER) def [7] James Willstrop (ENG) 12-10 11-5 11-8 (46-min) With an elder cadre of top-talent on the PSA World Tour, Diego Elias’ timing and talent couldn’t be better. Last season’s PSA Young Player of the Year, Diego comes into his second Qatar Classic Squash Championship […]

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