Adrian Waller -37- (ENG) def Alan Clyne -36- (SCO)
Final: 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (38m)
This was the 5th tour-level meeting between these two players. Alan Clyne won their last PSA World Tour match in the Final round of qualifying at the 2015 Windy City Open. However, before today, Adrian Waller won their most recent meeting in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 British National Championship.
Feb 2017 British National Championship (QF) Adrian Waller 11-6, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9 (65m)| Not PSA Tour level
Jan 2017 Edinburgh Sports Club Open (SF) Alan Clyne 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6 (73m)| Not PSA Tour level
Mar 2015 Windy City Open [Q]. Alan Clyne 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3 (80m)
Apr 2014 Irish Open (F). Adrian Waller 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6 (93m)
Oct 2011 NetSuite Open (R1). Alan Clyne 6-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10 (73m)
Dec 2009 Illes Belears Open (SF). Alan Clyne 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 (30m)
Here’s a look at each player’s introduction for the 2018 Qatar Classic Squash Championship…
Adrian Waller -37- (ENG)
Last season, this 28-year-old southpaw won his 6th PSA Tour title in Amsterdam, captured Doubles Silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and finished the season by reaching his 26th career PSA Tour Semifinal at the Tring Open. Ranked as high as World #24, he is a 12-time Finalist on Tour, is a 2-time Semifinalist at the British National Championship, and earned his best Platinum-level run at the 2014 US Open, where he reached the Quarterfinals. Competing in his 5th Qatar Classic Squash Championship – From England, please welcome Adrian Waller
Last year, as a qualifier – Adrian Waller fell to Cameron Pilley in the 1st-Round: Cameron Pilley (AUS) def [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-3 13-11 11-9 11-6 (57-min)
Waller has won 2 main draw matches here in Qatar. Both were 1st-Round wins over Nicolas Müller in 2015 and 2016.
Alan Clyne -36- (SCO)
This 32-year-old started the new season by shattering records, capturing a remarkable 8th Scottish Nationals title in August. A 17-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 8 PSA titles and has been ranked as high as #24 in the World. 2-years-ago on this court, he earned his first-ever main-draw win in Doha, upsetting Saurav Ghosal to reach the 2nd-Round. Competing in his 7th Qatar Classic Squash Championship, he’s looking to reach Round-2 of a Platinum-series event for the 8th time. From Scotland, please welcome Alan Clyne.