Dubai World Series News
Line-ups Confirmed For PSA Dubai World Series Finals
After one of the most dramatic and
competitive seasons in the history of the PSA World Tour the line-up for
the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals has been confirmed and
will see 16 of the world's best squash players descend on Dubai from May
24-28 to compete for one of the sport's most lucrative titles, in front
of the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa.
With an equal prize purse of $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and
Women's tournaments the five day event will bring together the cream of
squash talent, including five PSA World Championship winners and seven
World No.1s, in two groups of four - with players playing a round-robin
best-of-three series for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond.
After a nail-biting week of competition at the final World Series
tournament of the season, last week's El Gouna International, it was
Australian Cameron Pilley who sealed the final qualification spot in the
Men's Road To Dubai Standings to secure his maiden appearance at the
tournament - with fellow debutants Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Mathieu
Castagnet also confirming their qualification with impressive runs in El
Current Men's World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy tops the standings after
taking six of seven PSA World Series titles on offer during the season
and will face Rodriguez, Castagnet and England's three-time World
Champion Nick Matthew in the group stages - to be played from May 24-26.
World Champion Gregory Gaultier, who finished the season in second place
on the Road To Dubai Standings behind Elshorbagy, will face Pilley,
Germany's Simon Rösner and Egyptian Omar Mosaad, the man he beat to
clinch the World Championship in November, in the second men's group.
In the Women's Standings PSA Women's World Championship runner-up Laura
Massaro tops the list just in front of Nour El Sherbini, the 20-year-old
Egyptian who beat her to claim a maiden World Championship crown last
El Sherbini will challenge compatriots Raneem El Welily and Onneya Abdel
Kawy in the group stage with Frenchwoman Camille Serme completing the
group while Massaro will challenge eight-time World Champion Nicol
David, British Open runner-up Nouran Gohar and Amanda Sobhy - who will
be the first US born player ever to compete in the World Series Finals.
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