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Coll & Dessouky Reach Qatar Classic Semis for First…

New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Egypt’s Fares Dessouky will face off for a place in a maiden Qatar Classic final following respective victories over World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy and World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim earlier today at the Khalifa International & Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar. Quarter-finals day of the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament saw all four matches go all the way to five games, with Coll kicking things off with an 8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-9, 11-5 victory to book his spot in the

Ibrahim Stuns Top Seed ElShorbagy to Reach Qatar Classic…

World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim came back from match ball down to cause one of the biggest upsets in Qatar Classic history earlier today, sending top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy out of the 2020 edition of the PSA World Tour Platinum event held in Doha following a five-game thriller. Ibrahim, 21, is appearing in only his fifth Platinum tournament, while 29-year-old ElShorbagy is a seasoned professional and has notched up three Qatar Classic titles in the past, while the Bristol-based Egyptian held the World No.1

Makin in quarters of Qatar Classic tournament

Wales’ World No.10 Joel Makin has reached the quarter finals of the 2020 Qatar Classic after defeating France’s World No.38 Lucas Serme 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex. The match was strongly contested all the way through with Serme forcing Makin to work hard for every point, but it was the Welshman who prevailed with his accurate shot-making and incredible retrievals seeing him come away with a straight-games win at the PSA Platinum event. Makin will face either

Marwan ElShorbagy reaches quarters in Doha

Egypt’s World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy took out Germany’s Raphael Kandra by an 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 scoreline to reach the quarter finals at the 2020 Qatar Classic taking place in Doha. The two players have met four times previously on the PSA Tour with their last three encounters being tight battles. However, today proved to be a straight-forward win for ElShorbagy, who is arguably the in-form player on the men’s tour right now, as he saw out a comfortable victory in 34 minutes. The

Coll of New Zealand in Qatar Classic quarters

New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll was forced to come from 2-1 down against France’s World No.17 Gregoire Marche to book his place in the Qatar Classic quarter finals in Doha. Coll is no stranger to the glass court in Qatar, having reached the PSA World Championship final on this court 12 months ago. However, the Kiwi was out of sorts in the first game with Marche punishing Coll with his accuracy to open up a one game lead. The second proved vital

Peru’s Elias Ends Al Tamimi’s Run on Day Three…

Peru’s World No.7 Diego Elias ended home hopes at the 2020 Qatar Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum event after downing the country’s No.1 player - Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi - in the second round earlier today at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex. Elias had never beaten Al Tamimi in three attempts prior to today’s encounter, but came through to win 11-9, 11-4, 11-8. The No.5 seed was also helped by a hamstring strain sustained by Al Tamimi, who was forced off

Farag claims World No.1 Spot in PSA Men’s World

Egypt’s Ali Farag has claimed the World No.1 spot for the first time since January, 2020 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for November were released today. Farag, the 28-year-old Harvard-graduate, captured the CIB Egyptian Open title in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza a fortnight ago and his run to the final in Cairo saw him end rival Mohamed ElShorbagy’s nine-month reign atop the World Rankings. ElShorbagy drops down to No.2 but will have the opportunity to retake top spot if