Diego Elias -07- (PER) def Ivan Yuen -44- (MAS)
Round-1 Score: 11-8, 11-9, 14-12 (45m)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.
In their first meeting on the PSA World Tour, Diego Elias needed a 3rd-game tiebreak to eliminate Malaysia’s Ivan Yuen from the 2019 Qatar PSA Men’s World Championship.
Knocked-out early in Round-1 of the past two World Championships, Diego is through to Round-2 for the first time since his debut as an 18-year-old in 2015.
Announcer Corner | Player Introductions
 Diego Elias -07- (PER)
Over the Summer – at home in Peru – this 22-year-old captured Individual Gold at the Pan American Games, defeating the “Colombian Cannonball” Miguel Rodriguez in the championship match. And just last month, he became the first South American Semifinalist in the history of the US Open, defeating World #4 Karim Abdel Gawad to reach the Final-4. At last year’s Qatar Classic, he earned the biggest win of his career – upsetting Mohamed Elshorbagy in 5-games to make his Platinum Semifinal debut. He now owns 6 PSA Tour titles, has reach 13 Finals, and comes into this year’s World Championship with a career-high ranking of World #7. From Peru…this is the Peruvian Puma, Diego Elias.
Ivan Yuen -44- (MAS)
This 3-time Malaysian National Champion just won his 10th PSA Tour title last month in India, capturing his 200th career match victory en-route to the title. 9-years-ago, as a 20-year-old ranked outside the top-100 – he made his World Championship qualifying debut. Two-years-later, he earned his first World Championship qualifying victory right here in Doha, defeating Raphael Kandra to reach the main-draw. This year’s World Championship marks his 10th career tournament in Doha – where 4-years-ago, he reached back-to-back Semifinals in events 2 and 3 on the Qatar Circuit. Ready to seize his first main-draw World Championship victory, from Malaysia – this is Ivan Yuen.