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World Championships 2019/20
Men's Draw
Nov 08-15
Doha, Qatar
, $335k

SECOND ROUND
9
NOV
THIRD ROUND
 
10-11 NOV
QUARTERS
12-13 NOV
SEMIS
14 NOV
FINAL
15 NOV
 

 


 


 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 
 

rOUND ONE 8 Nov

Draw to follow

World Championships 2019
Men's Draw
Nov 08-15
Doha, Qatar
, $335k

SECOND ROUND
9
NOV
THIRD ROUND
 
10-11 NOV
QUARTERS
12-13 NOV
SEMIS
14 NOV
FINAL
15 NOV
 

 


 


 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 
 

rOUND ONE 8 Nov

Draw to follow

REPORTS

 

PREVIEWS

Farag Tops 2019-20 PSA Menís World Championship Draw in Qatar

Doha, Qatar will host the 2019-20 PSA Menís World Championship between November 8-15, 2019 with the worldís greatest players - led by World No.1 and defending champion Ali Farag - in attendance as they battle for the most prestigious title on the menís tour.

The Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex will feature 64 of the worldís leading male players as they compete for a share of the $335,000 prize fund, with 24 nations represented across the draw. In addition to capturing the trophy and the lionís share of the prize money, the winner will also qualify for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals.

Three former World Champions feature in the entry list, including top seed, reigning champion and 2018 Qatar Classic champion Farag, 2017 champion Mohamed ElShorbagy and 2016 winner Karim Abdel Gawad.

They, along with 2018-19 runner-up Tarek Momen, take the first four seeded positions as Egypt continue to dominate on the world stage, but they will be joined by the likes of New Zealandís Paul Coll, Germanyís Simon RŲsner, Peruís Diego Elias and Colombiaís Miguel Angel Rodriguez, all of whom will be aiming to become the first non-Egyptian winner since Frenchman Gregory Gaultier in 2015.

That year's runner-up Omar Mosaad, 2010 runner-up James Willstrop and the talented Mohamed Abouelghar, who reached the final of the 2018-19 CIB PSA World Tour Finals on his last PSA appearance, will also take to the court in Doha.

56 of the worldís top 58 players have entered the draw, with the final eight spots comprising four winners of World Championship qualifying events, two World Squash Federation invitees and two wildcards picked by the Qatar Squash Federation.

Three Qatari men will appear in front of their home crowd, including the countryís No.1 player, Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, and wildcards Syed Azlan Amjad and Hamad Al-Amri.

All matches will be held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, with play split between the glass court and the Ďtraditionalí plaster side courts. Fixtures from the glass court will be streamed live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only) and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour.

For more information on the PSA Menís World Championship, follow the tournament on Twitter and Facebook or visit the PSA World Tour website.

2019-20 PSA Menís World Championship - Entry List
1) Ali Farag (EGY)
2) Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
3) Tarek Momen (EGY)
4) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
5) Paul Coll (NZL)
6) Simon RŲsner (GER)
7) Diego Elias (PER)
8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
9) Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
10) Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
11) Saurav Ghosal (IND)
12) Joel Makin (WAL)
13) Omar Mosaad (EGY)
14) Fares Dessouky (EGY)
15) Zahed Salem (EGY)
16) Gregoire Marche (FRA)
17) Daryl Selby (ENG)
18) James Willstrop (ENG)
19) Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
20) Declan James (ENG)
21) Mazen Hesham (EGY)
22) Cesar Salazar (MEX)
23) Tom Richards (ENG)
24) Adrian Waller (ENG)
25) Mostafa Asal (EGY)
26) Leo Au (HKG)
27) Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
28) Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
29) Greg Lobban (SCO)
30) Raphael Kandra (GER)
31) Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)
32) Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
33) Max Lee (HKG)
34) Borja Golan (ESP)
35) Campbell Grayson (NZL)
36) Lucas Serme (FRA)
37) Youssef Soliman (EGY)
38) Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
39) George Parker (ENG)
40) Arturo Salazar (MEX)
41) Chris Simpson (ENG)
42) Alan Clyne (SCO)
43) Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
44) Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
45) Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
46) Ivan Yuen (MAS)
47) Todd Harrity (USA)
48) Ramit Tandon (IND)
49) Richie Fallows (ENG)
50) Mohamed El Sherbini (EGY)
51) Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
52) Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
53) Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
54) Ben Coleman (ENG)
55) Nathan Lake (ENG)
56) Edmon Lopez (ESP)
57) Aqeel Rehman (AUT)
58) Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN)
59) Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
60) Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
61) Shawn Delierre (CAN)
62) Kristian Frost (DEN)
Wildcard) Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT)
Wildcard) Hamad Al-Amri (QAT)

HISTORY

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History Of The World Championships

The inaugural Menís World Championship began in 1976 in London Ė with the whole tournament being played at the old Wembley Stadium, home of the English football team.

Whilst the Womenís Tour also first began that year in 1976, when the iconic Heather McKay lifted the first of her two titles, beating Marion Jackman on home soil in Brisbane, Australia.

Fellow Australians Rhonda Thorne and Sarah Cardwell followed in McKayís footsteps before the legendary Susan Devoy became the first non-Australian player to get her hands on the coveted trophy in 1985, at which point the tournament was a biennial event.

Since then, the Menís and Womenís tournaments have been staged in all four corners of the globe, with the competition being held in countries such as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Hong Kong and Germany to name a few.

Australian legend Geoff Hunt took the first Menís World Championship title after he beat Pakistanís Mohibullah Khan in the final and he held onto it for a further three years after defeating Qamar Zaman on all three occasions, once in Canada and twice in his native country.

The next 16 years saw the Menís World Championship dominated by players from Pakistan and, more specifically Jahangir and Jansher Khan, who between them won all but two World Championship titles between 1981 and 1996.

The two Khanís are the most decorated players to have graced the Menís World Championship with Jansher having eight to his name, whilst Jahangir captured the title six times Ė and the pair are considered to be two of the greatest players ever to play the sport.

A host of the biggest names in squash have also lifted the illustrious title, with Amr Shabana (4), Ramy Ashour (3), Nick Matthew (3) and David Palmer (2) all having their name engraved on the famous trophy.

Martine Le Moignan was the first Englishwoman to capture the title, before Devoy took the next two titles in 1990 and 1992, with the tournament switching to an annual format from that point onwards.
Australia dominated the womenís event over the next decade, with Michelle Martinís triumph in 1993 bringing about a period that saw the title shared between her (three wins), Sarah Fitz-Gerald (5) and Carol Owens (1) in nine of the 10 tournaments held between 1993-2002.

Englandís Cassie Campion was the only player to put a dent in the Australian dominance of the 90s, with her 1999 triumph over Martin seeing her become the first female English World Champion in 10 years.

Over the next few years, the legendary Malaysian Nicol David made her mark on the tournament, claiming her maiden World Championship title in Hong Kong in 2005 courtesy of a win over Australian Rachael Grinham, before retaining her title the following year with a win over Grinhamís younger sister, Natalie.

The Grinham sisters met in the final in 2007, with Rachael being the victor, but David responded with an incredible five wins on the bounce in an unprecedented spell of dominance.

That run eventually came to an end in the 2013 edition, which saw Englandís Laura Massaro claim her first World title in Penang, beating then 18-year-old Nour El Sherbini in the showpiece finale.

But El Sherbini soon got her hands on the sportís biggest prize when she battled back from two games down to become the youngest ever Womenís World Champion at the age of 20 Ė eclipsing the record set by Devoy 31 years earlier.

Tickets are priced from just $30 and are available for purchase on Ticketmaster.

For more information on the 2018/19 PSA World Championships, follow the tournament on Twitter, Facebook or the Event's website.

 

 

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World Championships 2019
Men's Draw
Nov 08-15
Doha, Qatar
,
$5k

Second ROUND
11 DEC
Third ROUND
12
-13 DEC
QUARTERS
1
5 DEC
SEMIS
16 DEC
FINAL
17 DEC
         
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
ROUND ONE
 

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