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PSA: Home hero makes Kuwait final

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Home Hero Al Muzayen Makes Kuwait Final

23 September 2011

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Jena International No2, Hawally, Kuwait

Quarter-finals:
[Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [Q] Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) 11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-5 (36m)
[4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Leo Au (HKG) 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 (32m)
Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Amr Ramsy Swelim (ITA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (31m)
[Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-8 (60m)
Semi-finals:
[4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 2-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (44m)
Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 11-2, 11-7, 11-4 (30m)

Local hero 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, Kuwait.

After beating 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.

Left-hander Al Muzayen, aged 23, will now face a second Egyptian, Omar Abdel Meguid.

The fourth 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 his career.

Bader Battles To Conquer Khan

22 September 2011

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Jena International, Hawally, Kuwait

1st round:
[Q] Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) bt [1] Kamran Khan (MAS) 8-11, 11-4, 11-9, 4-11, 13-11 (74m)
[Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt Wael Farag (EGY) 13-11, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10 (49m)
Leo Au (HKG) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6 (50m)
[4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Dylan Bennett (NED) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (39m)
Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [3] Joel Hinds (ENG) 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (35m)
Amr Ramsy Swelim (ITA) bt [Q] Salem Fayez Mohammed (KUW) 3-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-7 (32m)
[Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt Karim A G A Samy (EGY) 11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9 (50m)
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) bt Fallah Mohammed (KUW) 11-6, 11-1, 11-8 (27m)

Local qualifier Bader Al Hussaini pulled off a major upset on the opening day of action in the Jena International No2when 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.

The 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.

Upsets continued as Al Hussaini was joined by two fellow qualifiers in the last eight. Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghardefeated 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.

Quarter-final line-up:
[Q] Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) v [Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
[4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) v Amr Ramsy Swelim (ITA)
[2] Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) v [Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)

 

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