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2nd Kuwait International 2022

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$12,000 Men's 2nd Kuwait International 2022, Sheikh Salem Sabah Al Salem International Squash Complex, Hawally, Kuwait, PSA
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2nd Kuwait International 2022
Men's Draw
19 - 23 Nov
Hawally, Kuwait, $12k

ROUND TWO
20 Nov
QUARTERS
21 Nov
SEMIS
22 Nov
FINAL
23 Nov

[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY)
11-5, 4-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7 (50m)
Laszlo Godde (FRA)

Yassin Elshafei
11-8, 13-11, 11-9 (42m)
 Ziad Ibrahim
Yassin Elshafei
6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 (44m)
Fallah Mohammed

Yassin Elshafei
11-6, 14-12, 11-6 (40m)
Abdullah Almezayen
[9/16] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY)
14-12, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5 (51m)
[6] Tang Ming Hong (HKG)
[8] Perry Malik (ENG)
9-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 (35m)
[9/16] Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI)
 Perry Mvalik
4-11, 15-13, 11-9,
9-11, 11-4 (115m)
Fallah Mohammed
[WC] Fallah Mohammed (KUW)
11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 7-11, 11-7 (54m)
[3] Khaled Labib (EGY)
[4] Seif Shenawy (EGY)
11-8, 11-8, 12-10 (32m)
[9/16] Matthew Lai (HKG)
Seif Shenawy
12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9 (46m)
Ammar Altamimi
Seif Shenawy
12-10, 11-4, 11-4 (33m)
Abdullah Almezayen
[7] Ammar Altamimi (KUW)
11-7, 11-8, 11-3 (35m)
[9/16] Lewis Doughty (ENG)
Abdullah Almezayen (KUW)
10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 14-12 (48m)
[5] Chi Him Wong (HKG)
Abdullah Almezayen
11-4, 11-6, 11-0 (25m)
Martin Svec
[WC] Mohammad Almasoud (KUW)
11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)
[2] Martin Svec (CZE)

ROUND ONE

[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bye
Laszlo Godde (FRA) bt [9/16] Athbi Hamad (KUW) 11-9, 17-15, 11-8 (42m)
[9/16] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt Sahand Kabirjabbari (IRI) 11-4, 11-3, 11-1 (15m)
[6] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bye
[8] Perry Malik (ENG) bye
[9/16] Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) bt Sohail El Shenawy (EGY) 4-11, 7-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-8 (62m)
[WC] Fallah Mohammed (KUW) bt [9/16] Yousif Thani (BRN) 11-5, 11-5, 13-11 (20m)
[3] Khaled Labib (EGY) bye
[4] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bye
[9/16] Matthew Lai (HKG) bt Hasnaat Farooqi (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (30m)
[9/16] Lewis Doughty (ENG) bt [WC] Ali Alramezi (KUW) 4-2 ret.
[7] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bye
[5] Chi Him Wong (HKG) bye
Abdullah Almezayen (KUW) bt [9/16] Salman Khalil (EGY) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (28m)
[WC] Mohammad Almasoud (KUW) bt [9/16] Abdelaziz Hegazy (EGY) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (47m)
[2] Martin Svec (CZE) bye
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REPORTS

Final

Almezayen Secures Epic Victory

Abdullah Almezayen (second right) at the prizegiving ceremony in Hawally
Abdullah Almezayen (second right) at the prizegiving ceremony in Hawally

Home favourite and former World No.33 came through the field, knocking out four of the five top seeds to win the 2nd Kuwait International Squash Championship in Hawally on Wednesday evening.Almezayen, who is now outside the world’s top 250, came into the tournament unseeded, and started his campaign on home soil with a solid win against Egypt’s Salman Khalil to move through to the second round.

The Kuwaiti then came from a game down to defeated No.5 seed Wong Chi Him in the last 16. He lost the first game 12-10, before fighting back to win in four, including taking a fourth game tie-break 14-12. That was followed by a convincing straight games win over No.2 seed Martin Svec, where he dropped just ten points in the entire contest.

In the semi-finals, Almezayen downed No.4 seed Seif Shenawy, again winning in straight games. This time, a fist game tie-break, which the Kuwaiti won 12-10, was the key, as he then dropped only eight more points across the next two games to take the win.

Almezayen then took on top seed Yassin Elshafei in the final in Hawally, and with the home crowd behind him, he downed the Egyptian in straight games. The second game was crucial, with the Kuwaiti taking it 14-12 en route to a 3-0 victory, as he lifted his first title in four years.
 
Quarter Finals

Wildcard Mohammad Wins 115 Minute Epic

Falah Mohammad

For the third day in succession, Kuwaiti wildcard Falah Mohammad has caused a big upset in Hawally, this time downing the tournament’s No.8 seed in a match lasting almost two hours.

Having already defeated Yousif Thani and No.3 seed Khaled Labib to make it into the quarter finals on home soil, Mohammad took on No.8 seed Perry Malik for a place in the semis of the 2nd Kuwait International Squash Championship.

He lost the first game 11-4, but fought back to take the second game on a lengthy tie-break 15-13 to level the contest. Mohammad then went in front after winning the third game, but saw that lead lost after the fourth. However, the Kuwaiti, buoyed by home support, was able to come through in the fifth to take another incredible victory.

Mohammad will now face top seed Yassin Elshafei in the last four of the Challenger 10 level competition, after the Egyptian defeated compatriot Ziad Ibrahim in straight games.

The other semi-final will also see Kuwait representation, after Abdullah Almezayen got the better of No.2 seed Martin Svec. The home favourite dropped just ten points in the entire contest, and he will now take on No.4 seed Seif Shenawy in the semis.

The semi-finals of the 2nd Kuwait International Squash Championship will take place on Tuesday, November 22, with two matches between Kuwaiti and Egyptian players being played.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 1

Kuwaiti Trio Into Quarters

Falah Mohammad in action against Khaled Labib in Hawally
Falah Mohammad in action against Khaled Labib in Hawally

For the second day in a row, a trio of home favourites took victories at the 2nd Kuwait International Squash Championship in Hawally.

Wildcard Falah Mohammad, who is featuring on Tour for the first time, is through to the last eight after getting the better of Egypt’s Khaled Labib, the No.3 seed. The Kuwaiti took the lead twice in the contest, after both the first and third games, but Labib pulled it back to level on both occasions. Mohammad would not be denied, though, as he won the fifth 11-7 to claim another victory.

He is joined in the quarter finals by two compatriots. Abdullah Almezayen, who made the semi-finals of the first event in Kuwait earlier this season, has started another upset run. He got the better of Hong Kong’s No.5 see Wong Chi Him in four games to book his spot in the last eight.

Ammar Altamimi, the Kuwaiti No.1 and No.7 seed for the competition, is also into the last eight on home soil. He defeated England’s Lewis Doughty to make it into the quarters, winning in straight games.

The 2nd Kuwait International Squash Championship continues on Monday, November 21, with the quarter finals. The three Kuwaitis who have made it through will be in different matches, and will be aiming to keep their runs going on home soil.
 
Preview

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 

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