Paul Coll def Borja Golan

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 PSA Mens World Championship. Round 2. Paul Coll
Announcer Andy Taylor | Voice of the 2019 PSA Mens World Championship | Photo: Nathan Clarke
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[4] Paul Coll -05- (NZL) def Borja Golan -34- (ESP)

[vector_icon icon=”fas fa-check-circle”] Round-2 Score: 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (40m)

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

In their 4th meeting, World #5 Paul Coll knew he needed to be focused and agressive against Golan. The Spanish legend has earned some of his biggest victories on this court. Superman delivered his third straight victory over the Spanish legend in 40-minutes, with tactical precision and his trademark hustle.

► Nov 2019 | Paul Coll def Borja Golan | R2 World championship – Score: 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (40m)
► Apr 2019 | Paul Coll def Borja Golan | R2 El Gouna International Open – Score: 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (23m)
► Nov 2018 | Paul Coll def Borja Golan | R3 Qatar Classic – Score: 11-3, 12-10, 3-0 ret. (26m)
► Nov 2015 | Borja Golan def Paul Coll | R2 World Championship – Score: 9-11, 11-13, 5-11 (55m)

Announcer Corner | Player Introductions

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[4] Paul Coll -05- (NZL)

Few players leave more sweat on the court than New Zealand’s top-talent. His determined dives and relentless acrobatics have earned him the nickname, Superman. Now 9-3 on the new season, he started this year’s campaign by capturing his 14th career title in Nantes. In Philly, he reached the Quarterfinals of the US Open. And just last week in Giza, he battled-through to his 4th Platinum Semifinal at the Egyptian Open. Last season, he cracked the PSA’s top-5 for the first time, winning the title at Canary Wharf – and was a Quarterfinalist or better at every single Major. Competing for the sport’s biggest purse for the 6th-time, he is 2-time World Champion Quarterfinalist and World #5, Superman Paul Coll.

► Paul Coll was a Quarterfinalist at all the Majors last year, including Semifinal-runs at the US, Black Ball, and British Opens

▲ R1 — def [WC] Hamad Al-Amri -287- (QAT) | Score: 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (20m) | RECAP

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Borja Golan -34- (ESP)

This 36-year-old is a 2-time World Championship Quarterfinalist – and both of those Quarterfinal-runs came right here in Doha in 2012 and 2014. In fact, some of his most memorable victories have come on this court. At the 2013 Qatar Classic, he earned his first career win over Gregory Gaultier, and made his PSA Platinum Semifinal debut. Spain’s highest-ranked player of the all-time, he is a 16-time Spanish Nationals Champion – and last season, helped lift his country to the Final of the European Team Championship for the first time. A 43-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 32 PSA titles in all and has been ranked as high as World #5. Competing in his 13th PSA World Championship, today’s 2nd-Round match is his 31st career match in Doha. From Spain – He is Borja Golan.

▲ R1 — def Ramit Tandon -48- (IND) | Score: 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (31m) | RECAP