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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

Golan battles past Mosaad in Qatar

Spain’s former World No.5 Borja Golan battled past Egypt’s World No.16 Omar Mosaad to reach the third round of the Qatar Classic with an 11-7, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11 victory in 68 minutes. The two experienced players are no strangers to each other having played each other nine times previously on the PSA Tour with Mosaad winning the last three. However, it was World No.26 Golan who took the victory today after holding off a fightback to reach the last 16 of a Platinum

Marche marches past ElSherbini in Doha

France’s World No.17 Gregoire Marche secured his place in the last 16 of the Qatar Classic after he overcame Egypt’s World No.32 Mohamed ElSherbini, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 in Doha. The last time the two players faced each other on Tour, it was ElSherbini who walked away with a 3-0 victory earlier this year at the Motor City Open. However, a clinical performance from Marche on the cold glass court at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex saw him able to advance at


Germany’s World No.33 Raphael Kandra upset the seedings on day two of the Qatar Classic after he took out World No.13 Saurav Ghosal 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7, with the Indian struggling with an injury towards the end of the match. Kandra was 8-6 down in the first but managed to claw his way back into the game to hold two game balls. A lengthy rally with some sublime retrievals on show from both players saw Ghosal save one of those game balls before

Home Favourite Al Tamimi Kicks off Qatar Classic with…

Qatari No.1 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi got his 2020 Qatar Classic campaign under way with a win over England’s Patrick Rooney as the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament began at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha. The Qatar Classic returns for the first time since 2018 after taking a year out to host the PSA Men’s World Championship in 2019, and Al Tamimi will appear in the second round of this tournament for the first time after beating Rooney in

Parker downs Crouin in marathon struggle in Doha

World No.42 George Parker twice came back from a game down to get the better of Frenchman Victor Crouin in a gripping five game encounter. The pair had met twice before on the PSA Tour and shared one win apiece, with both matches being won by a 3-0 margin. This time around it was nip-and-tuck as both players enjoyed spells of scintillating squash. The court conditions favoured whoever took the ball in short more and it was initially Crouin who found his drop

Qatar Classic: Egypt’s ElSherbini Qatari wildcard Amjad to advance

Egypt’s Mohamed ElSherbini marked his first appearance since March with a 3-0 victory over Qatari wildcard Syed Azlan Amjad in the first match of the 2020 Qatar Classic to take place on the glass court. ElSherbini, making his Qatar Classic debut, was in control for the majority of the match as he hit consistent lines and punished his opponent at the front of the court. Amjad came into the encounter on a high after winning the QSF 3 Open on this very court

The Qatar Classic Start This Weekend at Khalifa International…

The Qatar Classic starts from Sunday at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, with the PSA Platinum level tournament returning to the calendar after making way for the PSA World Championships in 2019. Ali Farag will be World No.1 come the start of the tournament, and the new man at the summit of the World Rankings will also be the defending champion when play begins on Sunday morning in the Qatari capital. The 2018-19 World Champion will be in the No.2 seed

Gawad withdraws from Qatar Classic

Former World Champion and World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad has withdrawn from the upcoming Qatar Classic, which begins at the weekend. New Zealand’s Paul Coll moves up to take Gawad’s spot in the 3/4 seeds, with British and Welsh No.1 Joel Makin then taking the subsequent space in the 5/8 section of the draw. Scotland’s Greg Lobban replaces Makin and moves into the 9/16 seedings, and will receive a bye through to the second round of the Platinum event. India’s Vikram Malhotra replaces

Asal and Salem withdraw from Qatar Classic

World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal and fellow Egyptian Zahed Salem have withdrawn from the upcoming Qatar Classic. Both players are currently self-isolating after close family members have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither player has received a positive test at this time. Frenchman Victor Crouin takes up Asal’s spot in the draw and he will play England’s George Parker in round one. Crouin’s place is taken by USA’s Todd Harrity, who will go up against Lucas Serme. Former World No.1 James Willstrop takes Salem’s

World No. 1 Ali Farag and world’s top-seven players…

Qatar is getting set to host the world's best men squash players again at the 2020 Qatar Classic, the 19th edition of the annual international squash tournament, which takes place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from November 1 to 7. 46 players including the world's top-eight are featuring at the prestigious tournament, one of the signature events on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Tour, which carries a total prize purse of $175.000 cash prize. Players expected in Doha include defending