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Pakistan Open 2018

Pakistan Open 2018
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Pakistan Open 2018
Men's Draw

28 Nov - 2 Dec
Karachi, Pakistan, $53k

29 NOV
30 NOV
01 DEC
02 DEC
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
11-6, 11-13, 11-5, 11-2 (37m)
[9/16] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
Karim Abdel Gawad
11-9, 11-7, 11-1 (29m)
Mazen Gamal
Karim Abdel Gawad
11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (25m)
Nafiizwan Adnan
Karim Abdel Gawad
11-4, 11-2, 11-8 (38m)
Diego Elias
[9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
11-9, 8-11, 14-12, 11-8 (68m)
[6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS)
11-9, 11-3, 11-8 (34m)
[8] Mohamed Reda (EGY)
Ivan Yuen
6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 (69m)
Nafiizwan Adnan
[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
11-5, 7-11, 15-13, 11-2 (48m)
Shehab Essam (EGY)
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY)
11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-4 (51m)
[3] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT)
 Mostafa Asal
11-5, 11-2, 11-7 (31m)
Arturo Salazar
Arturo Salazar
11-9, 11-4, 11-1 (24m)
Diego Elias
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6 (55m)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP)
[7] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 (51m)
[9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP)
Karim El Hammamy
11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (35m)
Diego Elias
[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG)
11-3, 11-4, 11-2 (22m)
[2] Diego Elias (PER)
[1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bye
[9/16] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Asim Khan (PAK) 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 (74m)
[9/16] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 14-12 (35m)
[6] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bye
[8] Mohamed Reda (EGY) bye
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [WC] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 (29m)
Shehab Essam (EGY) bt [9/16] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9 (50m)
[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bye
[3] Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) bye
[9/16] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4 (38m)
[9/16] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [WC] Noman Khan (PAK) 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3 (33m)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye
[7] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bye
[9/16] Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6 (52m)
[9/16] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Ahmed Hosny (EGY) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7 (25m)

Pakistan Open 2018
Women's Draw

28 Nov - 2 Dec
Karachi, Pakistan, $18k

29 NOV
30 NOV
01 DEC
02 DEC
[1] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (13m)
[WC] Amna Fayyaz (PAK)
Yathreb Adel
12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (34m)
Rachel Arnold
Yathreb Adel
11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7 (35m)
Zeina Mickawy
Yathreb Adel
11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (21m)
Nadine Shahin
[7] Rachel Arnold (MAS)
9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (32m)
[9/16] Wen Li Lai (MAS)
[9/16] Enora Villard (FRA)
11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (27m)
[8] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)
Enora Villard
11-8, 11-6, 4-11, 12-10 (45m)
Zeina Mickawy
[3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (21m)
[9/16] Aika Azman (MAS)
[4] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
11-1, 11-4, 11-1 (11m)
[9/16] Eva FeřtekovŠ (CZE)
Liu Tsz-Ling
11-9, 11-8, 3-11, 6-11, 11-4 (27m)
Sivasangari Subramaniam
Sivasangari Subramaniam
11-8, 11-7, 11-7 (20m)
Nadine Shahin
[5] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
11-7, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4 (32m)
[9/16] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS)
[6] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (16m)
[9/16] Madina Zafar (PAK)
Satomi Watanabe
11-6, 11-3, 14-12 (27m)
Nadine Shahin
Farah Momen (EGY)
11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (19m)
[2] Nadine Shahin (EGY)
[1] Yathreb Adel (EGY) bye
[WC] Amna Fayyaz (PAK) bt [9/16] Jelena Dutina (SRB) 11-6, 13-11, 12-10 (30m)
[9/16] Wen Li Lai (MAS) bt Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK) 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 (11m)
[7] Rachel Arnold (MAS) bye
[8] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) bye
[9/16] Enora Villard (FRA) bt [WC] Noor Ul Huda (PAK) 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (14m)
[9/16] Aika Azman (MAS) bt Sadia Gul (PAK) 11-4, 8-2 ret. (11m)
[3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bye
[4] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bye
[9/16] Eva FeřtekovŠ (CZE) bt Riffat Khan (PAK) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (26m)
[9/16] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) bt Arezoosadat Mousavizadeh (IRI) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 (17m)
[5] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bye
[6] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bye
[9/16] Madina Zafar (PAK) bt Zoya Khalid (PAK) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (16m)
Farah Momen (EGY) bt [9/16] Salma Youssef (EGY) 11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8 (30m)
Gawad and Adel take titles

Top seeds Karim Abdel Gawad and Yathreb Adel took home the menís and womenís Golootlo Pakistan Open Squash Championships titles Ė held at the DA Creek Club in Karachi, respectively.

Former World No.1 Gawad claimed his first PSA title since the 2017 Houston Open after he defeated Peruís World No.11 Diego Elias in straight-games at the PSA Bronze event.

The Egyptian was in strong form throughout the week to live up to his number one seed billing and the ĎBaby-faced Assassiní did not disappoint in the final as he overcame Elias Ė who has been enjoying a strong season Ė by an 11-4, 11-2, 11-8 scoreline in 38 minutes.

Gawad and Elias will now both head to Cairo, Egypt where they will feature in the final PSA Menís Platinum tournament of the year Ė the CIB Black Ball Squash Open.

Meanwhile in the womenís PSA Challenger Tour event, it was top seed Adel who prevailed against compatriot Nadine Shahin.

Adel has been performing strongly in the 2018/19 season and continued that progress as she dispatched Shahin in straight-games, taking just 21 minutes to win 11-5, 11-9, 11-8.

The win marks Adelís ninth PSA title and her first since winning the Salt Lake City Open at the beginning of this year.
Gawad and Adel to Head up Pakistan Open Draw

The Golootlo Pakistan Open Squash Championships get under way tomorrow in Karachi with former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad heading up the menís PSA World Tour Bronze draw between November 28 Ė December 2 at the DA Creek Club.

Gawad, who lifted the PSA World Championship trophy back in 2016, is looking to win his first PSA Tour title since prevailing at the Houston Open 19 months ago.

The 27-year-old, known on tour as the ĎBaby-Faced Assassiní has slipped down the rankings in 2018 and currently sits at World No.9, while he is yet to win a title this season.

Gawad has recorded two semi-final finishes at the Oracle NetSuite Open and Channel VAS Championships over the past month and, as the highest-ranked player in the menís draw, will be favourite to take the title and the lionís share of the $53,000 prize fund.

But heíll face some stern tests along the way, with Peruís Diego Elias in particular one of the standout names in the draw.

The World No.12 has emerged as a big threat after taking out World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar earlier this month and is targeting title success for the first time since the 2016 Edmonton Open.

Elias is seeded to play Gawad in the final but could come up against No.3 seed Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in the semiís.

Al Tamimi has had some mixed results this season Ė with quarter-finals at the China Open and QSF No.1 representing his best displays so far Ė but is a tricky opponent on his day and will be targeting a deep run into this event.

Malaysiaís Nafiizwan Adnan will be a dark horse for the menís title. The World No.39 lost out to eventual runner-up Mohamed Abouelghar last year and will be looking to improve on that quarter-final exit this time around.

The Pakistan Open also features a womenís PSA Challenger Tour event and Egyptís Yathreb Adel will top the draw. The World No.24 shocked World No.7 Laura Massaro last week at the Hong Kong Open and will have her sights set on a ninth PSA title in Pakistan.

Adelís fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin is seeded second and could come up against Adel in the title decider for what would be only their second meeting on the PSA Tour.

World No.32 Zeina Mickawy makes it an Egyptian trio at the top of the seedings, while Hong Kongís Liu Tsz-Ling will also be looking to get her hands on the trophy.

Round one begins on Wednesday November 28 and play gets under way at 12:00 local time (GMT-5).



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