Simon Rösner -06- (GER) def Declan James -22- (ENG)
Round-2 Score: 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (70m)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.
This was the 6th meeting between Simon and Declan. While Simon Rösner remains undefeated, today he was physically tested by the World #22.
► Nov 2019 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | R2 – World Championship | Score: 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 (70m)
► Apr 2019 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | QF – DPD Open | Score: 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (39m)
► May 2018 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | R1 – British Open | Score: 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 (45m)
► Apr 2018 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | R2 – El Gouna | Score: 11-1, 13-11, 11-9 (35m)
► Feb 2018 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | R1 – Swedish Open | Score: 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5 (79m)
► Nov 2016 | Simon Rösner def Declan James | R1 – Qatar Classic | Score: 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (36m)
Announcer Corner | Player Introductions
 Simon Rösner -06- (GER)
At last season’s World Championship, he made a career-best run to the Final-4 – defeating Omar Mosaad, Richie Fallows, Borja Golan and Saurav Ghosal to reach the Semifinals. And he’s no stranger to success here in Qatar. 2-years-ago, he reached his 1st-career Platinum Semifinal at the 2017 Qatar Classic. Since then, he captured his first Major title at the Tournament of Champions, climbed to a career-high ranking of World #3, and has reached 3 Major Finals – including back-to-back runs to the US Open and Qatar Classic Finals last year. He’s the reigning World Games Gold Medalist, is an 8-time German National Champion, and has reached the season-finale PSA World Tour Finals 6-times. Competing in his 12th PSA World Championship – He is the German Tree Chopper, Simon Rösner.
► Should it happen, a Quarterfinal victory this week would be Simon Rösner’s 300th career match victory on the PSA World Tour.
▲ R1 — def Ben Coleman -53- (ENG) | Score: 12-10, 4-11, 11-2, 11-2 (55m) | RECAP
Declan James -22- (ENG)
He owns 13 PSA titles, is a 21-time Finalist on Tour – and last May, cracked the PSA’s top-15 for the first time. Last year, he lit it up at the start of the season – capturing the title in Nantes, defeating James Willstrop in the championship match. He then reached the Round-of-16 for the first time at 3 of the Platinums, including the US Open, Hong Kong, and right here at the Qatar Classic. His career-best World Championship run came 2-years-ago in Manchester, where he took-out countryman Richie Fallows, then Cesar Salazar to reach the Final-16. From England – competing in his 6th PSA World Championship – Yesterday, down 2-games to love, he came back to defeat Vikram Malhotra to reach today’s Round-2 match. This is Declan James.
▲ R1 — def Vikram Malhotra -58- (IND) | Score: 8-11, 1-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (51m)