Marwan ElShorbagy -10- (EGY) def Nicolas Müller -27- (SUI)
Round-2 Score: 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (40m)
Match recap from Squash Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship.
In their 6th meeting – 2nd at the World Championship – the Swiss Rocket launched with all thrusters in game-1. But World #10 Marwan Elshorbagy quickly regrouped, stepped-up to match Müller’s intensity, and surgically chipped-away at the World #27’s confidence. After 40 minutes, the Jackal advanced to the Round of 16 for a 6th-time.
► Nov 2019 | Elshorbagy def Müller | R2 World Championship – Score: 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (40m)
► Apr 2019 | Elshorbagy def Müller | R3 El Gouna International Open – Score: 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 (27m)
► Oct 2016 | Elshorbagy def Müller | R1 NetSuite Open – Score: 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7
► Aug 2016 | Elshorbagy def Müller | R1 Hong Kong Open – Score: 11-3, 11-8, 6-11, 9-11, 11-7 (50m)
► Aug 2014 | Elshorbagy def Müller | QF Colombian Open – Score: 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (39m)
► Nov 2013 | Müller def Elshorbagy | R1 World Championship – Score: 11-7, 10-12, 5-11, 10-12 (52m)
Announcer Corner | Player Introductions
 Marwan ElShorbagy -10- (EGY)
He is a PSA World Championship Finalist. Two seasons back, in Manchester – he defeated defending World Champ Karim Abdel Gawad, then Ali Farag – before facing older brother Mohamed in the championship match. That season, he went on to win 3-titles, including his first PSA Platinum in El Gouna – where he defeated brother Mohamed in the Semis, and Ali Farag in the Final. By season’s end, he leapt to a career-high ranking of World #3. Now a 20-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 10 PSA titles in all, and has reached the championship match of the Egyptian National Championship twice. Competing in his 9th PSA World Championship – He captured the World JUNIOR Championship title on this court 7-years-ago. From Egypt – He is Marwan Elshorbagy.
► Marwan made his World Championship debut in Rotterdam-2011 as an 18-year-old qualifier ranked outide the top-50. He won both qualifiers, his Round-1 match, then upset Daryl Selby in a 92-minute, 5th-game tiebreak to reach the Quarterfinals…where he fell to James Willstrop.
► In 2012 here in Doha, he won both the World Junior Championship and the World Junior Team Championship for Egypt.
► He is a 3-time Platinum Finalist: 2017 and 2018 Windy City Open and 2018 El Gouna Champion.
► Did not play for 7-months after the 2018 British Open, then made his return in January of 2019. In that abbreviated season, he reached the Semi’s of the Motor City Open, the Quarterfinals of the World Championship, the Semifinals in Toronto, then captured his 10th PSA title at the Wimbledon Club Open. After 7-months away, he dropped out of the PSA’s top-20 for a single month, before jumping right back up to World #11.
▲ R1 — def Arturo Salazar -41- (MEX) | Score: 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 (22m) | RECAP
Nicolas Müller -27- (SUI)
The first player from Switzerland ever to crack the PSA’s top-20, he is a 13-time Swiss National Champion and owns 9 PSA titles in all. Before the new season began, he finished 3rd at the European Individual Championship – then helped lift Paderborn to it’s second straight European Club Championship. He then won his first three matches of the new season at the Malaysian Open, reaching his 15th career Tour-level Final. 8-years-ago, one of his biggest victories happened on this very court. At the 2011 Qatar Classic, he upset World #5 and 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana of Egypt, and went on to reach his first career Platinum Quarterfinal right here in Doha. Competing in his 12th PSA World Championship – he’s through to Round-2 for the 5th time. From Switzerland – This is Nicolas Müller.
▲ R1 — def [Q] Aqeel Rehman -140- (AUT) | Score: 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (33m) | RECAP