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El Shorbagy wins 1st World Series Crown!

Mohamed El Shorbagy vs Nick Matthew (Qatar Classic 2013)
Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy, 11 years younger than World Champion Nick Matthew, produced an awesome performance against the higher-ranked Englishman in today's Qatar Classic final in Doha to win the 1st PSA World Series squash title of his young career.

El Shorbagy & Matthew to contest in Qatar climax!

"Being in the final after a 3/0 win will mean that I am fresh tomorrow," added El Shorbagy (le), now in the 14th PSA World Tour final of his career.
After 2 straight games wins of Egypt's 5th seed Mohamed El Shorbagy (le) and 3rd-seeded Englishman Nick Matthew in the semi-finals of the Qatar Classic to meet in today’s Qatar climax in Doha.

Golan takes out Qatar Champion Gaultier!

"It's amazing - I don't have words for it," exclaimed the 7th seed Borja Golan (ri) after the 80-minute victory over World No2 Frenchman Gaultier which takes him into his 1st ever World Series event semi-final.
Spaniard Borja Golan scored 1 of the biggest scalps of his career when he defeated top seed and defending champion Gregory Gaultier 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 15-13 in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Classic in Doha.

Selby takes out Willstrop at Qatar Classic!

"It's an amazing win for me," exclaimed Selby after his victory over Willstropd seed in 89 minutes. "I've lost 12 times on PSA against James and about 100 times in other competitions - so I'm ecstatic to win.”
World No11 Daryl Selby toppled England team-mate James Willstrop in the 2nd round of the Qatar Classic to claim his 1st ever win (11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 13-11) over the world No 3. "It's a big confidence-boost, especially coming off making the quarters of the worlds last week.

Top seed Gaultier marches on in Qatar!

Is Qatar 2011 title holder Gerg Gaultier able to re-group and play well, as he just lost his 4th World Championship final some days ago?
After losing the final of the AJ Bell World Championship, Frenchman Greg Gaultier (le) shows strength in the 1st round of the Qatar Classic as he beat German World No12 Simon Rosner (ri) in straight games (11-9, 11-9, 11-3).

Ashour took World Championship title in style!

"I am very, very, very glad I have won this title. But what makes me most happy is that I have done this after coming back from injury", said new world champion Ashour (photo: Steve Line).
Ashour took World Champion title in style! In the all-Egyptian final affair the more experienced Ramy Ashour beat his compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy 2-11, 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8 in a thrilling 90 minutes match. After 2008 it’s the 2nd World Champion...

Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha!

"He was the world champion, probably the fittest guy on the tour," added the 25-year-old Egyptian. "It was not easy to beat Nick tonight."
Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha! The 2nd semi-final - also an England v Egypt affair – showed Ramy Ashour (ri), champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2009 and defending champion since 2010 Nick Matthew (le). After 4 tough games ...

Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final!

Egyptians Rule In World Semis In Doha
13 Dec 12

The final of the Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will be an all-Egyptian affair for the third time in the last five years after underdogs Mohamed El Shorbagy and Ramy Ashour triumphed against higher-ranked Englishmen in today's semi-finals of the premier PSA World Tour championship in Doha.

Boasting a $325,000 prize-fund, the second biggest in the sport's history, the Qatar PSA World Championship is being hosted by Qatar for the third time and being held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.

El Shorbagy, aged 21 and the youngest player in the world top 25, faced top seed James Willstrop in the opening semi-final. The 29-year-old world number one from Leeds boasted a 7/1 career head-to-head record over the young Alexandrian - but had been stretched to five games in a 90-minute US Open clash only two months ago.

It was one-all after 46 minutes - and it took a further 34 minutes to resolve the third game, El Shorbagy taking it 14-12 after his third game-ball.

But the experienced Willstrop, eager to win the title for the first time, battled back from 2-4 down in the fourth to draw level.

The favourite led up to 8-7 in the decider, but it was El Shorbagy who then held his nerve to win the next four points in a row to clinch the match 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8 after 112 minutes - and earn his maiden appearance in a world final.

"Before anything I want to hug my mother," the eighth seed Shorbagy (le) told event MC Robert Edwards (in Arabic) before charging off the court and into the arms of his weeping mother.
Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final! The first semi-final of the Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha was a brutal match as Mohamed El Shorbagy fought for 114 minutes to down No1 seed James Willstrop ...
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