Qatar’s Abdullah Mohammed Al Tamimi takes on New Zealand’s Paul Kol.

DOHA: Qatar’s Abdullah Mohammed Al Tamimi scored one of the biggest wins of his career yesterday, finishing second in the world rankings in the marathon five-game thriller to reach the quarterfinals of the QTerminals Qatar Classic defeated Paul Koll of

Supported by a local crowd at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash, the world-ranked 43rd team showed great stamina and fighting spirit, beating the New Zealand players 9-11, 11-9, 16-14, 9-11, 11-11. Overwhelmed with 7. 94 Minute Contest – Longest match of the tournament to date.

In his first appearance of the PSA Tour season, Kol got off to a winning start and Al Tamimi made a strong comeback to take a 2-1 advantage.

The 30-year-old New Zealander won the fourth game to take Al Tamimi level to 2-2.

But the 27-year-old Qatar wrapped up the fifth game to eliminate last year’s finalists and set up a clash with England’s George Parker.

Al Tamimi later revealed that he had to contend with spasms to emerge victorious.

“I had cramps in my fingers from games three to five. I tried not to show it to Paul,” Al Tamimi said after the win.

“I was waiting for the chance to hit the shot. That’s how you beat Paul. I had to play at the right time and I’m happy with the win,” he added.

Earlier, defending champion Diego Elias faced a tough challenge from former Asian champion and three-time Commonwealth Games medalist Saurab Ghosar of India. Peru’s fourth seed advanced with 3-1 victories (11-9, 15-17, 11-9, 12-10) and Dimitri Steinman, who defeated Leonel Cardenas (3-2: 6-11, 11 vs 11). -3, 12-10, 2-11, 11-8), places in the quarterfinals today.

Today’s play order
Round 3: Grass Court
15:00 – Marwan Ershobagy [8] vs Shahjahan Khan
15:45 – Youssef Soliman vs. Mohamed Elshobagy [5]
16:30 – Ali Farag [1] vs Miguel Rodriguez
17:15 – Fares Desuki vs Mostafa Atal [3]

“It’s always tough to play the first game of the season. Saurav was playing great. His length was very good and his drop was very short whereas mine was not so good. I had to run and fight a lot and I’m happy to win,” said Elias, who is currently ranked fourth in the world.

“Last year I won my biggest title here and played one of the best matches of my career. [in the final against Paul Coll]I think I’ve always played great here,” said the defending champion.

Meanwhile, Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez started his 2022-23 PSA World Tour campaign with a 3-0 (13-11, 12-10, 11-8) win over Nicolas Muller. Rodriguez will face his two-time champion Ali Falag in the next round. “Another challenging match. It’s always fun to play with Ali. He’s a squash legend. Rodriguez will face Egypt’s World No. 1, who was awarded a bye after Cesar Salazar’s withdrawal. I hope you enjoy your match with him ahead of the event and wish you a great result.

Also yesterday, world No. 5 Mohammed Elshorbagy secured his fifth consecutive win against Malaysia’s Ein Young.

The most successful player in the history of the Doha tournament, Ershobagy, who has won the previous three times, defeated Yiyin Yeo by scorelines of 11-7, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8.

Egypt’s sixth seed Tarek Momen beat France’s Grégoire Marché comfortably 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-6), while world No. 9 Marwan Ershobagy beat Declan James to 3. It took us 5 games to go down at -2 (11-6). 9, 11-13, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6) in the second round.

Victor Kruin, Youssef Soliman, Shahjahan Khan, Yahya Ernawasani, Dimitri Steinman, world No. 23 Patrick Rooney and Mostafa Atal also won their respective matches and were promoted.

QTerminals Qatar Classic Results
Abdullah Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt. [2] Paul Col (NZL) 3-2: 9-11, 11-9, 16-14, 9-11, 11-7 (94m)
[3] Mostafa Assal (EGY) bt. Rafael Kandla (GER)3-0: 11-9, 11-3, 11-4 (35m)
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt. Gregoire Marché (FRA) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (30m)
[4] Diego Elias (PER) bt. Saurab Gosal (IND) 3-1: 11-9, 15-17, 11-9, 12-10 (70m)
Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt. Nathan Lake (ENG)3-0: 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (30m)
Victor Kluan (FRA) bt. [7] Joel Makin (WAL) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8 (64m)
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt. Leonel Cardenas (Mexico) 3-2: 6-11, 11-3, 12-10, 2-11, 11-8 (75m)
George Parker (ENG) bt. Todd Harrity (USA)3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (35m)
Fair Deskey (EGY) bt. Omar Mossad (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 (41m)
[5] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) bt. Ein Yong (MAS) 3-1: 11-7, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8 (51m)
Shahjahan Khan (USA) bt. Borja Golan (ESP) 3-1: 11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 (57m)
Yahya Ernawasanyi (EGY) bt. Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 3-1: 3-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-9 (66m)
Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt. Nicolas Muller (SUI)3-0: 13-11, 12-10, 11-8 (48m)
Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt. Mathieu Castagne (France) 3-1: 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (73m)
[8] Marwan Elshobagy (EGY) bt. Declan James (ENG)3-2: 11-9, 11-13, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6 (61m)

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