Top squash players to feature in Doha

Sport360 staff 20:39 23/10/2016
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    The best players will head to Doha for the 2016 Qatar Classic – the third stage on the 2016/17 Men’s PSA Road to Dubai – when the World Series tournament begins on November 13.

    Defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy tops the list of participants who will feature at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex as he returns to the scene of his two World Championship final defeats in 2012 and 2014.

    The World No.1 is fresh from his success at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open – the second stage on the PSA Road to Dubai – last week.

    The man who ended ElShorbagy’s World Championship dream on those two occasions, fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour, is also involved, with the former World No.1 looking to put his injury problems behind him.

    The likes of current World Champion Gregory Gaultier, World Championship runner-up Omar Mosaad and three-time World Champion Nick Matthew will also feature in Doha.

    Qatari No.1 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi has been named as the tournament wildcard and will find out who stands between him and a place in the second round when the main draw is released on November 7.


    1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
    2) Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
    3) Omar Mosaad (EGY)
    4) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
    5) Nick Matthew (ENG)
    6) Ali Farag (EGY)
    7) Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
    8) Ramy Ashour (EGY)
    9) Tarek Momen (EGY)
    10) Simon Rösner (GER)
    11) Cameron Pilley (AUS)
    12) Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
    13) Daryl Selby (ENG)
    14) Max Lee (HKG)
    15) James Willstrop (ENG)
    16) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
    17) Chris Simpson (ENG)
    18) Saurav Ghosal (IND)
    19) Zahed Mohamed (EGY)
    20) Gregoire Marche (FRA)
    21) Cesar Salazar (MEX)
    22) Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
    23) Tom Richards (ENG)
    Wildcard) Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)

    The qualifying stages of the 2016 Qatar Classic will take place on November 11-12, while the main draw begins a day later, with the final taking place on Friday November 18 – entry to the tournament is free of charge.