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08/10/2014
PSA WORLD TOUR NEWS

2014 Squash World Championship Line-Up Confirmed

#PSAWorldChamps

The entry list for the 2014 Qatar PSA World Squash Championship has been finalised, with current French World No.1 Gregory Gaultier topping the field for what promises to be one of the most fiercely contested World Championship tournaments in recent years when the sport’s elite descend on Doha, Qatar to compete for the most prestigious title in squash.

Gaultier, who has fallen at the final hurdle in four previous World Championship finals, will occupy the number one seeding in the 64-man event with World No.2 Mohamed Elshorbagy, the dynamic 23-year-old Egyptian who beat him to the title during the recent Hong Kong Squash Open, taking the number two seed slot ahead of the tournament which takes place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from November 14 - November 21.

Defending World Champion Nick Matthew, the three-time winner who beat Gaultier in a thrilling 3-2 finale in 2013, will be seeded three as he guns for his fourth title but his long-time domestic rival James Willstrop, the man he beat to Gold during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is a notable absentee from competition.

Willstrop, who lost the 2010 World Championship final to Matthew, underwent hip surgery in September and has been ruled out of competition until January 2015 while Ramy Ashour, the two-time Egyptian World Champion, looks to have ended a nightmare injury-run to take up his place in the draw.

The Cairo-based superstar has been plagued by recurring issues since his 15 month, 49-match unbeaten run ended in injury against Nick Matthew in the semi-finals of the 2013 PSA World Championship but he’ll be hoping to put that behind him with a stellar performance in Qatar.

The full draw for the 2014 Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will be released on Monday October 20.

2014 Qatar PSA World Squash Championship
Main Draw Entry List:

Name

Country

World Ranking

Gregory Gaultier

FRA

1

Mohamed Elshorbagy

EGY

2

Nick Matthew

ENG

3

Ramy Ashour

EGY

4

Amr Shabana

EGY

5

Borja Golan

ESP

7

Peter Barker

ENG

8

Daryl Selby

ENG

9

Karim Darwish

EGY

10

Omar Mossad

EGY

11

Tarek Momen

EGY

12

Simon Rösner

GER

13

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

COL

14

Marwan Elshorbagy

EGY

15

Laurens Jan Anjema

NED

16

Saurav Ghosal

IND

17

Karim Abdel Gawad

EGY

18

Mathieu Castagnet

FRA

19

Max Lee

HKG

20

Nicolas Mueller

SUI

21

Cameron Pilley

AUS

22

Adrian Grant

ENG

23

Stephen Coppinger

ZSA

24

Alister Walker

BOT

25

Chris Simpson

ENG

26

Adrian Waller

ENG

27

Gregoire Marche

FRA

29

Fares Dessouki

EGY

30

Olli Tuominen

FIN

31

Ong Beng Hee

MYS

32

Tom Richards

ENG

33

Joe Lee

ENG

34

Henrik Mustonen

FIN

35

Mohamed Abouelghar

EGY

36

Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan

MYS

37

Alan Clyne

SCO

38

Mazen Hesham

EGY

39

Leo Au

HKG

41

Shaun Le Roux

ZSA

42

Ryan Cuskelly

AUS

43

Nasir Iqbal

PAK

44

Zahed Mohamed

EGY

45

Campbell Grayson

NZL

46

Karim Ali Fathi

EGY

48

Steve Finitsis

AUS

49

Abdullah Al Muzayen

KWT

50

Eddie Chalrton

ENG

51

Abdulla Mohd Al Tamini

QAT

74 (Wildcard)


The 48 automatic entries will be joined in the main draw by 16 qualifiers, who will compete in a 32-man qualifying competition on Thursday November 13 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

The 2014 Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar from Friday November 14 – Friday November 21 and will be shown on SquashTV
(www.psasquashtv.com) in its entirety.


 

 

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