It was the Egyptian Tarek Momen (pic re) who took the biggest scalp in today’s 2nd round action in the Qatar Classic as he overcome World No1 Nick Matthew (ENG, pic le) in straight games 11-9, 12-10, 11-8. Two more upsets have been produced as Swiss Champion Nicolas Mueller beat Malaysian Azlan Iskandar by coming back from 1:2 games down to take the 11-8, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6 victory. Finally Stewart Boswell had the upper hand in the all-Australian encounter against 8th seed David Palmer (11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5). Further 2nd round results:  Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [Q] Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-3, 11-3, 11-8 (44m);  Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (28m);  James Willstrop (ENG) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 11-5, 11-2, 14-12 (47m);  Peter Barker (ENG) bt Thierry Lincou (FRA) 11-6, 11-3, 11-9 (57m); Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 11-7, 11-2, 13-11 (54m).
Mueller outs Shabana in Qatar!
Swiss star Nicolas Mueller (pic le) took his biggest scalp as he downs 4-times World Champion Amr Shabana (EGY, bic ri) in the 1st round of the Qatar Classic in straight games 11-6, 11-7, 11-4. “It was probably the best match I played in my life, eve…
Mosaad downs El Hindi in Qatar!
Four games more took place in Qatar today. 3 seeded players had more problems, than they expected, one had big problems and lost. While Greg Gaultier (FRA) got back from one game down to beat the 19-year-old Egyptian qualifier Karim Abdel Gawad 8-11, 1…
All-Egyptian men’s final in Qatar!
It needed 71 minutes before 4-times world champion Amr Shabana (pic ri) of Egypt had the luckier end in the 5th games (3-11, 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 12-10) against French star Greg Gaultier (pic le). “Anybody could have won, it was like flipping a coin”,…
Selby downs Matthew in Kuwait!
The first 3 matches of round 2 showed the result, predicted by the seeding, when Peter Barker beat his English compatriot Alister Walker in 4 games (5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6). 6th seed James Willstrop (ENG) beats Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy by dropping …
Palmer downs Darwish in Australian Open upset!
Australia’s 35-years-old David Palmer (pic le) is still a major force in the world of squash when he downed world No3 Karim Darwish (pic ri) 11-3, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. It was Palmer’s 8th win over Darw…