Karim Abdel Gawad def Cesar Salazar

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Karim Abdel Gawad
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clark
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[3] Karim Abdel Gawad -04- (EGY) def Cesar Salazar -24- (MEX)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (44m)

Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.

This was the 4th meeting between Gawad and Salazar, and second at the PSA World Championship. Karim remains undefeated, but Mexico’s top-talent made him work for the victory this afternoon.

► Nov 2019 | Gawad def Salazar | R2 – World Championship | Score: 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (44m)
► Nov 2017 | Gawad def Salazar | R1 – Hong Kong Open | Score: 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5 (44m)
► Nov 2015 | Gawad def Salazar | SF – Edmonton Open | Score: 13-11, 11-6, 11-9 (39m)
► Nov 2015 | Gawad def Salazar | R2 – World Championship | Score: 11-7, 11-3, 14-12 (37m)

Announcer Corner | Player Introductions

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[3] Karim Abdel Gawad -04- (EGY)

In 2016, he captured his fist Major title at the PSA World Championship in Cairo – defeating Nick Matthew, Mohamed Elshorbagy and Ramy Ashour to lift the trophy. That season, he went on to capture his first two Platinum titles, went undefeated for 3-months, and claimed the World #1 ranking. And just last week – in an all-Egyptian Final in front of the Pyramids of Giza – he captured his 4th Platinum title, defeating the sport’s top-player Ali Farag in the championship match. 9-years-ago, he made his Doha debut as an 18-year-old Qualifier at the 2010 Qatar Classic. Today, he returns to Doha’s glass court as the reigning PSA World Tour Finals champion, with 22 career PSA titles in all. From Egypt, this is 2016 World Champion – The Baby Faced Assassin – Karim Abdel Gawad.

▲ R1 — def [Q] Auguste Dussourd -63- (FRA) | Score: 11-4, 11-8, 13-11 (28m) | RECAP

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Cesar Salazar -24- (MEX)

At 31-years-old, he is the first Mexican man ever to crack the PSA World Tour’s top-20 – and before the new season began, he captured Singles, Doubles and Team Bronze for Mexico at the Pan American Games in Lima. A 16-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 6 PSA titles and has been ranked as high as World #17. Last season, he made career-best runs at 3 of the Majors – reaching the Final-16 of the US Open, El Gouna and the British Open. Competing in his 10th PSA World championship, he is through to Round-2 for the 7th time. From Mexico – this is Cesar Salazar.

► At the World Championship, he has never lost a 1st-Round match when competing in the main draw – but he’s never made it past Round-2.

▲ R1 — def Nathan Lake -57- (ENG) | Score: 14-12, 11-6, 11-6 (38m) | RECAP