Takes Kuwait Title
hero Abdullah Al Muzayen produced the title win that the crowd wanted
when he beat fourth seed Omar Abdel Meguid in the final of the Jena
International No2, the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at
the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally, Kuwait.
number one has enjoyed a sensational run the international tournament in his
home country. His biggest scalp came in the opening round where he upset
third-seeded Englishman Joel Hinds, a victory he followed with wins over
unseeded Italian Amr Ramsy Swelim, then Egyptian qualifier Karim Ali
Fathi - all in straight games.
23-year-old left-hander from Kuwait City maintained this momentum against Meguid,
ranked ten places higher.
straight games victory, Al Muzayen despatched Meguid 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 in 36
minutes to earn the seventh Tour title of his career.
Home Hero Al
Muzayen Makes Kuwait Final
Abdullah Al Muzayen delighted crowds at the Jena International No2
when he secured an unexpected place in the final of the PSA World Tour
Challenger 10 squash event at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally,
Italian Amr Ramsy Swelim in the quarter-finals, the unseeded Kuwaiti
number one went on to defeat Egyptian qualifier Karim Ali Fathi 11-2,
11-7, 11-4 to reach the final - the tenth PSA World Tour final of his career.
Muzayen, aged 23, will now face a second Egyptian, Omar Abdel Meguid.
seed from Giza faced rising compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar, a qualifier.
But 23-year-old Meguid was too strong for his 17-year-old opponent, winning
2-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 in 44 minutes to claim the sixth Tour final appearance of
To Conquer Khan
qualifier Bader Al Hussaini pulled off a major upset on the opening day
of action in the Jena International No2 when he ousted top seed Kamran
Khan to reach the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10
squash event at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally, Kuwait.
27-year-old Kuwaiti, ranked 144 in the world, recovered from a game down to
topple Malaysian Khan, ranked more than 70 places higher, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9,
4-11, 13-11 in 74 minutes.
And there was
further Kuwaiti success when the country's number one Abdullah Al Muzayen
upset third-seeded Englishman Joel Hinds 11-9, 11-4, 11-5.
continued as Al Hussaini was joined by two fellow qualifiers in the last eight.
Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar defeated higher-ranked fellow countryman
Wael Farag 13-11, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10 - and teenager Karim Ali Fathi,
also from Egypt, beat compatriot Karim A G A Samy 11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9.