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Ali Farag in action during the 2016 PSA Men's World Championship

Injury Sees Farag Withdraw from Qatar Classic

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Egyptian World No.6 Ali Farag will take no part in the upcoming Qatar Classic after suffering a hip injury in training.

The 24-year-old Harvard graduate – who reached the quarter-final stage of the PSA Men’s World Championship last week in Cairo – will be replaced as the tournament’s number eight seed by Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley, with Pilley going up against a qualifier in the first round.

Meanwhile, Peruvian two-time World Junior Champion Diego Elias moves into the main draw and he will lock horns with World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.

Revised Main Draw – 2016 Qatar Classic
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Diego Elias (PER)
Leo Au (HKG) v [Qualifier]
James Willstrop (ENG) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [7] Simon Rösner (GER)
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v [4] Nick Matthew (EGY)
[3] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Tom Richards (ENG) v Zahed Mohamed (EGY)
Max Lee (HKG) v Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
[Qualifier] v [5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
[8] Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Qualifier]
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v [Qualifier]
Daryl Selby (ENG) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

The qualifying stages of the 2016 Qatar Classic will take place on November 11-12, while the main draw begins a day later, with the final taking place on Friday November 18 – entry to the tournament is free of charge.

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