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31/08/2016
SEPTEMBER - MEN'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Gawad wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award

Karim Abdel Gawad has been named Squash Player’s Male Player of the Month for September after reaching his first World Series final at the Hong Kong Open.

"I'm so happy, I can't describe the feeling," said the 25-year-old Egyptian after defeating Australian Ryan Cuskelly 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 12-10 in the semi-finals.

"I was in control during the first two games, but then he came back very strongly and he was probably in control for the third and most of the fourth.

“I just gave everything to try and win that fourth, because I knew he was getting better and better, and a fifth game would be good for him.”

Unfortunately for Gawad, that is where his fine run ended, as he went down 3/2 to his experienced compatriot, Ramy Ashour, in the final, after battling back from 1/0 and 2/1 down to take the match to a decider.

Nevertheless, the world no.8 still ranked reaching the final as the second biggest achievement of his career, after his Swedish Open title in February.

 


 

 

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