SEPTEMBER - MEN'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Gawad wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month
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
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.