Injury-hit 2016 campaign inspired Gaultier to new heights ahead of Dubai finale

Defending Champion Gregory Gaultier is the in-form man heading into the PSA Dubai World Series Finals at the stunning Dubai Opera house venue.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
5th June 2017

article:5th June 2017

Gregory Gaultier, 34, has won his last six world tour titles since finishing runner-up at January’s Tournament of Champions in New York and is the overwhelming favourite to defend his crown in Dubai.

His unbeaten run, which could stretch to over 30 matches when the action commences this week in the city (June 6-10), saw him become the sport’s oldest world No1.

In an interview with ahead of the event, Gaultier revealed that his injury-plagued 2016 season was the driving force behind his motivation to return stronger this time around.

Two round robin groups of four will contest the $160,000 Finals at Dubai Opera and Gaultier will have his work cut out in perhaps the toughest of the four quartets.

With only two players qualifying for the semi-finals, Gaultier will be up against three former world No1s in Ramy Ashour, Mohamed El Shorbagy and James Willstrop in the best-of-three format.

Lead image by Christoper Whiteoak.