Shoukry upsets Cuskelly in Qatar qualifying!

Egypt’s Andrew Wagih Shoukry survived a gruelling 98-minute battle in the $147,500 Qatar Classic to claim an unexpected place in the qualifying finals in Doha. The 20-year-old from Cairo, ranked 89 in the world, reached almost 50 places above him in the rankings to overcome 23-year-old Australian Ryan Cuskelly 9-11, 15-13, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10 in the day’s biggest upset. The eight qualifying finals matches have a broad international flavour – reflecting representation from England, Scotland, Egypt, Finland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain and Australia.