Adrian Waller -37- (ENG) def Omar Mosaad -12- (EGY)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the Qatar Classic.
Round-2 Final: 11-0, 11-2, 11-5 (22m)
Hard to believe – as long as both have been on tour – this was the first meeting between Waller and Mosaad. And Waller owned the moment, completely punishing the Hammer of Thor with his extensive reach and exquisite finishes. After earning a love game in the first, Adrian maintained his intensity, determined to prevent the World #12 from staging a comeback. After just 22-minutes, Waller delivered the upset to earn his Round of 16 debut at the Qatar Classic Squash Championship.
► Last time Waller won a love game against an opponent? His qualifying victory over Joel Makin at the 2016 St. George’s Hill Classic. After losing the first game 6-11, he dominated Makin in game-2 and won the match in four.
Each player’s announcer introduction for today’s Round-2 match…
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, yesterday he defeated Scotland’s Alan Clyne to reach the 2nd-Round here in Doha for the third time. From England, please welcome Adrian Waller.
▲ R1 — def Alan Clyne -36- (SCO) | Score: 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (38m) | RECAP
Omar Mosaad -12- (EGY)
At 30-years-old, this 2016 Egyptian National Champion owns 10 PSA titles – and last season, reached his 30th career championship match at the Macau Open. In 2015, he defeated Nick Matthew in the US Open Semifinals, and became a Platinum-level Finalist for the first time. That season, he also beat Ramy Ashour en-route to the Final round of the PSA World Championship, and climbed to a career-high ranking of World #3, qualifying for the year-end PSA World Tour Finals for the first time. Competing in his 9th Qatar Classic Squash Championship – From Egypt, please welcome the #12 Player in the World. The Hammer of Thor – Omar Mosaad.
▲ R1 — Bye