Tarek Momen -03- (EGY) def Mazen Hesham -19- (EGY)
Round-2 Score: 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (35m)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.
Tarek Momen is now 5-1 against the Black Falcon, but that’s already water under the bridge.
After his Finalist run at last year’s World Championship, Momen has his eyes transfixed on one result: Lifting the trophy. And he has a treasure trove of squash intelligence in his corner. His coach, his sister and even his wife – World #1 Raneem El Welily – are all in Doha absorbing every point, providing valuable insight.
► Nov 2019 | Momen def Hesham | R2 – World Championship | Score: 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (35m)
► Feb 2019 | Momen def Hesham | QF – Egyptian National Championship | Score: 11-9, 11-3, 11-8 (37m)
► Feb 2018 | Momen def Hesham | QF – Egyptian National Championship | Score: 4-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 14-12
► Apr 2017 | Hesham def Momen | R1 – El Gouna International | Score: 9-11, 13-11, 10-12, 8-11 (53m)
► Oct 2014 | Momen def Hesham | SF – Macau Open | Score: 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
► Sep 2013 | Momen def Hesham | QF – Malaysian Open | Score: 11-3, 11-9, 11-6 (20m)
Announcer Corner | Player Introductions
 Tarek Momen -03- (EGY)
The Finalist at last season’s PSA World Championship – in Chicago, he took-out the defending champion Mohamed Elshorbagy in 5-games to reach the title match. He was also a Semifinalist at the World Championship in 2015, where he defeated 3-time World Champ Nick Matthew to reach the Final-4. Over the past 2-seasons, he’s reached 2 Platinum Finals – including his first right here at the 2017 Qatar Classic – and over the past 12-months, has reached the Semifinals in 6 of the last 7 Platinum events. He started the new season by reaching his 24th career Final at the NetSuite Open, and returns to Doha with a career-high ranking of World #3. From Egypt, this is 2011 Arab Games Doha Gold Medalist – Tarek “The Viper” Momen.
▲ R1 — def Raphael Kandra -25- (GER) | Score: 12-10, 10-12, 11-7, 11-4 (52m) | RECAP
Mazen Hesham -19- (EGY)
7-years-ago, as an 18-year-old qualifier, he made his World Championship debut right here in Doha. And last March, he earned his first two World Championship victories to reach the Round of 16. Known as the Black Falcon, he’s earned some of his biggest victories on this court. In 2012, he helped lead Egypt to the World Junior Team Championship – And just 3-years-later, reached his first Major Semifinal at the Qatar Classic, defeating Omar Mossad and Ali Farag en-route to the Final-4. Now 6-3 to start the new season, he comes into this year’s World Championship after a Quarterfinal run at the China Open, and back-to-back Platinum Final-16 appearances at the US and Egyptian Opens. From Egypt – he is the Black Falcon – Mazen Hesham.
▲ R1 — def Tom Richards -26- (ENG) | Score: 17-15, 11-8, 11-8 (42m) | RECAP