Diego Elias def Greg Lobban

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Diego Elias
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clark
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[6] Diego Elias -07- (PER) def Greg Lobban -29- (SCO)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 6-11, 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 (59m)

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

In their 5th meeting on the PSA World Tour, it was another 5-game battle between Diego Elias and Greg Lobban. Diego Elias remains undefeated. With the pressure of the 5th – again, Scotland’s top-talent struggled with consistency in the decider against the Peruvian Puma.

► Nov 2019 | Elias def Lobban | R2 – World Championship | Score: 6-11, 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 (59m)
► Sep 2016 | Elias def Lobban | QR1 – China Open | Score: 12-10, 11-5, 3-11, 7-11, 11-1 (65m)
► Jan 2016 | Elias def Lobban | QR2 – Tournament of Champions | Score: 11-8, 8-11, 4-11, 11-4, 11-3 (83m)
► Jan 2015 | Elias def Lobban | QR1 – Tournament of Champions | Score: 10-12, 11-8, 3-11, 13-11, 11-2 (90m)
► Oct 2014 | Elias def Lobban | R1 – Salt Lake City Open | Score: 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 (55m)

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[6] 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.

▲ R1 — def Ivan Yuen -44- (MAS) | Score: 11-8, 11-9, 14-12 (45m) | RECAP

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Greg Lobban -29- (SCO)

He is Scotland’s #1 Player. 5-years-ago, he won his first career World Championship match right here in Doha. At the time, ranked outside the top-60, he upset World #38 Henrik Mustonen to reach the 2nd-Round. Back in Qatar for his 6th PSA World Championship, he is on-fire – capturing 2-titles since week-1 of the new season. In September, he won the HKFC International without dropping a single game. And last month, he captured the title at the Cleveland Skating Club Open. Now a 22-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 11 PSA titles in all, and has been ranked as high as World #27. From Scotland – this is Greg Lobban.

► Last season, Greg cracked the PSA’s top-30 for the first time after reaching his first Platinum Round of 16 at the Tournament of Champions. With two titles since September, he’s back inside the top-30 again.

▲ R1 — def Max Lee -36- (HKG) | Score: 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 (56m) | RECAP