Paul Coll -05- (NZL) def [WC] Hamad Al-Amri -287- (QAT)
Round-1 Score: 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (20m)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.
Competing in his sixth World Championship, New Zealand’s Paul Coll wasted no time eliminating one of two Qatari Wild Cards in this year’s draw. The World #5 put in a light workout, advancing to Round-2 for the fourth time.
Announcer Corner | Player Introductions
 Paul Coll -05- (NZL)
Few players leave more sweat on the court than New Zealand’s top-talent. His determined dives and relentless acrobatics have earned him the nickname, Superman. Now 9-3 on the new season, he started this year’s campaign by capturing his 14th career title in Nantes. In Philly, he reached the Quarterfinals of the US Open. And just last week in Giza, he battled-through to his 4th Platinum Semifinal at the Egyptian Open. Last season, he cracked the PSA’s top-5 for the first time, winning the title at Canary Wharf – and was a Quarterfinalist or better at every single Major. Competing for the sport’s biggest purse for the 6th-time, he is 2-time World Champion Quarterfinalist and World #5, Superman Paul Coll.
[WC] Hamad Al-Amri -287- (QAT)
A proud member of the Qatar National Team – at just 19-years-old, this Wild Card from Aspire Academy is competing in his first PSA World Championship. 3-years-ago, he made his PSA debut as an unranked 16-year-old qualifier at the Qatar Classic. A year later, he won his first career qualifying match at the Qatar Circuit No.5. Then in 2018, he won back-to-back qualifiers in the Qatar Circuit No.6, and climbed to a career-high ranking of World #258. Competing in only his 11th Tour-level match, he is in-pursuit of his first main-draw Tour-level victory on the sport’s biggest stage. From Doha, Qatar – this is Hamad Al-Amri.