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Karim Abdel Gawad (right) during his PSA Men's World Championship final clash with Ramy Ashour (left)

Season Review: Gawad Ready to Take on the World Again

Reigning World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad is getting ready to launch another assault on the World No.1 spot next season after a campaign that saw him develop from a talented, yet inconsistent, also-ran into one of the sport’s biggest names.

The 26-year-old from Giza – known on Tour as the ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ – had been entrenched in the world’s top 20 for over two and a half years by the time the 2016/17 season began, with his lack of discipline off court and a self-confessed ‘laziness’ when it came to training preventing him from making further inroads into the upper echelons of the sport.

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