Reigning World Champ and Qatar Classic Champion Ali Farag returns to Doha for the 2019 Qatar PSA Men’s World Championship


Andy Taylor. Announcer. Squash Player MagazineSince 1992, the State of Qatar has hosted the PSA World Tour’s elite talent at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. 2019 marks the 5th time Doha has hosted the PSA Men’s World Championship.

Last year here in Doha, current World #1 Ali Farag captured his 2nd career Platinum title at the Qatar Classic Squash Championship — It was the beginning of a brilliant season, where he reached the Final of all five remaining Platinum Tournaments, including two more Platinum victories at the Tournament of Champions and the El Gouna International Open.

Last season also saw Ali win his second Egyptian National Championship, claim the World #1 ranking for the first time — and in Chicago, capture the 2018 PSA World Championship.

Every year, Doha hosts the Qatar Classic Squash Championship – the second Platinum event of the PSA World Tour Season – However in 2019 the most prestigious tournament in squash returns for the fifth time. Many of the sport’s most distinguished athletes have earned victory on this stage, including legend Jansher Khan who won five consecutive Qatar International titles between 1992 and 1996.
A special thanks to Ian McKenzie and Squash Player Magazine for the profile in the December 2017 issue. Full Article

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These tremendous athletes are some of the most thoughtful, modest and articulate characters in sport. Their passion to compete, respect for the game's heritage, and open embrace of new and insightful technology is both inspiring and infectious. The future of squash is now, and the game's expanding fanbase is a testimony to the talent, selflessness and humanity of today's professional players. It is truly a humbling honor to be back in Doha for the World Championships to share a few moments of individual achievement with these visionary athletes.
Andy Taylor