Squash Host Andy Taylor | The Voice of the Qatar Classic | Photo: Steve Cubbins
Mazen Hesham -35- (EGY) vs Daryl Selby -21- (ENG)
Match recap from Squash Host Andy Taylor, Voice of the Qatar Classic.
Round-2 Final: 3-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-3 (42m)
Egypt’s Mazen Hesham remains undefeated against former World #9 Daryl Selby. Today’s Round-2, 4-game clash was Hesham and Selby’s first PSA Tour-level meeting. In 2017, they played a Premier League 3rd-Round match that Hesham won in a 4th-game tiebreak.
Nov 2017 – (R3) Premier League – Mazen Hesham | Score: 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13
Mazen has now won his first two matches in Doha since his Semifinal run at the 2015 Qatar Classic.
Here’s a look at each player’s introduction for today’s Round-2 match…
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) | Score: 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 (51m) | RECAP
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.