Andy Taylor Squash Host. 2018 Qatar Classic. Round 2. Mazen Hesham vs Daryl Selby

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Mazen Hesham -35- (EGY) vs Daryl Selby -21- (ENG)

This is Hesham and Selby’s first PSA Tour-level meeting. In 2017, they played a Premier League 3rd-Round match, won by Hesham 15-13 in a fourth-game tiebreak.

Nov 17 – Premier League (R3) – Mazen Hesham 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13

Here’s a look at each player’s introduction for the 2018 Qatar Classic Squash Championship…
Mazen Hesham -35- (EGY)

At 24-years-old, he returns to Doha for the first time since 2015, when he made an inspired run to the Semifinals. That year, he upset World #7 Omar Mossad, then current World #2 Ali Farag, and reached his first career Platinum-level Semifinal…without losing a single game. By the end of the year, he jumped to a career-high ranking of #13 in the World. Remarkably, he won 6 PSA titles by his 20th birthday – and now owns 7 titles in 9 championship match appearances. Yesterday, he defeated England’s Chris Simpson in four-games to reach today’s 2nd-Round match. Competing in his 3rd Qatar Classic Squash Championship – From Egypt, please welcome 2015 Semifinalist – Mazen Hesham

R1 def Chris Simpson -39- (ENG) 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 (51m)

Daryl Selby -21- (ENG)

At 35-years-old, he’s earned some of the biggest wins of his career on this very court. In 2013, he defeated World #3 James Willstrop to reach the Qatar Classic Quarterfinals for the 2nd-time; and in 2016, defeated Cameron “Pistol” Pilley to reach his second career Platinum-level Semifinal. A 22-time Finalist on Tour, he owns 12 PSA titles overall and has been ranked as high as World #9. Competing in his 9th Qatar Classic Squash Championship – From England, please welcome the #21 Player in the World and 2016 Semifinalist, Daryl Selby.

R1 Bye