Fares Dessouky def Edmon Lopez

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Fares Dessouky
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clark
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[13] Fares Dessouky -13- (EGY) def Edmon Lopez -56- (ESP)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (23m)

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

Quick win for Dessouky over Edmon Lopez. Fares remains undefeated against the reigning Spanish Nationals Champion. His 23-minute victory sets-up what should be a thrilling 3rd-Rounder against the Peruvian Puma, Diego Elias.

► Nov 2019 | Desouky def Lopez | R2 – World Championship | Score: 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (23m)
► May 2015 | Desouky def Lopez | R1 – Sharm El Sheikh International | Score: 11-8, 10-12, 11-5, 11-2 (35m)

Announcer Corner | Player Introductions

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[13] Fares Dessouky -13- (EGY)

A 3-time Platinum Semifinalist – and Quarterfinalist at the 2016 World Championship – this 25-year-old owns 2 PSA titles, has reached 6 career Finals, and has been ranked as high as World #8. And his…is a story of tremendous perseverance. 2-years-ago, while playing the best squash of his career, a knee-injury took him away from the game for 14-months. But this past January, he made his return at the CCI International in India – where remarkably, he reached the championship match in his first event back on Tour. But he wasn’t done – At El Gouna, he upset Mohamed ElShorbagy to reach the Semifinals – and by season’s-end, climbed 591-positions in the rankings to reclaim his spot in the PSA’s top-15. Back in Doha, competing in his 6th PSA World Championship – From Egypt, he is Fearless Fares Dessouky.

► Fares just reached his 9th career Platinum Quarterfinal at the Egyptian Open with wins over Simon Rösner and Saurav Ghosal

▲ R1 — def Eain Yow Ng -32- (MAS) | Score: 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5 (58m) | RECAP

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Edmon Lopez -56- (ESP)

Yesterday this 23-year-old earned his first career PSA World Championship victory, defeating Denmark’s Kristian Frost to reach tonight’s 2nd-Round match. He is the reigning Spanish Nationals Champion – And last season, won 2-titles, climbed to a career-high ranking of World #54, helped lift Spain to the Final of the European Team Championship for the first time in history, and ended the season be reaching back-to-back Finals at the Welsh and Tel Aviv Opens. Overall, he is a 14-time Tour-level Finalist and has captured 7 PSA titles. Competing in his 3rd PSA World Championship – from Spain, this is Edmon Lopez.

► 2-weeks-ago, Edmon Lopez retired during his Round-1 match with Chris Simpson at the Egyptian Open.

▲ R1 — def Kristian Frost -89- (DEN) | Score: 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 (42m) | RECAP