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An emotional Ramy Ashour after winning the 2014 World Championship

Get In the Mood for the World Championship With These Classic Encounters

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The 2016 edition of the PSA Men’s World Championship sees the sport’s most illustrious tournament take place between Thursday October 27 -  Friday November 4 as the Wadi Degla Club in Cairo hosts the greatest players in the world.

The World Championship has staged some of the best matches of all time – reinforcing the tournament’s status as the pinnacle event on the PSA World Tour – and we’re giving you the chance to relive some of the standout fixtures below.

2015 World Championship Third Round: James Willstrop v Mohamed ElShorbagy

Former World No.1 James Willstrop took on current incumbent Mohamed ElShorbagy as the man dubbed ‘The Marksman’ looked to recapture the form that took him to the top of the World Rankings in 2012, and cause one of the biggest shocks in tournament history in the process.

2014 World Championship Final : Ramy Ashour v Mohamed ElShorbagy

The 2014 World Championship final is an absolute classic.

In a repeat of 2012’s final, Egyptian duo ElShorbagy and Ramy Ashour demonstrated an outstanding standard of squash throughout an epic five-game encounter that has gone down in the annals of squash history.

2012 World Championship Semi-Final: James Willstrop v Mohamed ElShorbagy

Four years ago, ElShorbagy was Egypt’s rising star and faced then World No.1 Willstrop in an epic semi-final in Qatar as he aimed to make it through to his first World Championship final.

2013 World Championship Final : Nick Matthew v Gregory Gaultier

2013 saw England’s Nick Matthew and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier duel in a repeat of the 2011 World Championship final in front of a packed crowd at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

With twists and turns throughout, this gruelling final was a superb spectacle and went all the way to five games.

2009 Men’s World Championship Final : Amr Shabana v Ramy Ashour

Egyptian legend Amr Shabana took on defending champion Ashour in this exciting World Championship final fixture.

The match was played at a relentless pace from start to finish, with ‘The Maestro’ and ‘The Artist’ facing off in an absorbing contest.

2013 Men’s World Championship Semi-Final : Gregory Gaultier vs Mohamed ElShorbagy

With both players desperate to stay in with a chance of claiming their first World Championship title, Gaultier and ElShorbagy went head-to-head in this 2013 semi-final in Manchester.

Tickets for the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men’s World Championship can be purchased
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