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Simon Rösner (left) and Mohamed ElShorbagy in last year's event

World Tour Finals: Classic Encounters

The CIB PSA World Tour Finals get under way in less than a week’s time, with the action taking place at the Mall of Arabia in Cairo, between June 9-14.

The World Tour Finals is the thrilling climax to what has been one of the most memorable seasons of all time and features only the world’s top eight male and female qualifiers as they battle it out for the last title of the season.

Egyptians Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily topped the Men’s and Women’s World Tour Standings respectively this year – so get in the mood by reliving some of the greatest World Tour Finals matches in recent years.

2018 Women’s PSA World Series Finals: Sarah-Jane Perry v Camille Serme

The first round of women’s matches saw two of the best European players go head-to-head, in Sarah-Jane Perry and Camille Serme.

The pair put on a fantastic display to get the tournament up and running, but who would come out on top in this one?

2018 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Nick Matthew v Miguel Rodriguez

Over the course of the tournament, this was the only match that lasted longer than an hour.

Nick Matthew, who was retiring after the tournament, and Miguel Rodriguez put on a show for the Dubai crowd, but who would take the victory?

2017 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Mohamed ElShorbagy v Simon Rösner

It was a gladiatorial battle between Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Germany’s Simon Rösner when they met in the semi-finals of last year’s tournament.

The Egyptian found himself staring down the barrel of defeat as Rösner captured match balls on two occasions but who would advance to the iconic final?

2016 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Gregory Gaultier v Cameron Pilley

Australia’s Cameron Pilley was featuring in his first World Series Finals as he came up against ‘French General’ Gregory Gaultier last season, who was aiming to secure his third World Series Finals crown after returning from an ankle injury that threatened to keep him away from the game for an extended period of time.

2016 Women’s PSA World Series Finals: Laura Massaro v Raneem El Welily

England’s Laura Massaro and Egypt’s Raneem El Welily faced each other in the final of last season’s World Series Finals in Dubai and, after a tight opening game, it was El Welily who took the lead as the two battled it out over a five-game thriller.

2013 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Ramy Ashour v Mohamed ElShorbagy

Mohamed ElShorbagy took the first game after a mammoth opening round and it was down to then World No.1 Ramy Ashour to produce something spectacular to come back into the game.

2012 Women’s PSA World Series Finals: Nicol David v Laura Massaro

Malaysia’s Nicol David and England’s Massaro went head-to-head in 2012 as the latter looked to halt David, who was ranked World No.1 for the sixth consecutive year.

2012 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Amr Shabana v Nick Matthew

England’s Nick Matthew came up against Egypt’s Amr Shabana in the final in 2012 and with Matthew taking the first game, it was up to ‘The Maestro’ to see if he could turn things around.

2011 Women’s PSA World Series Finals: Nicol David v Madeline Perry

World No.1 David faced Ireland’s Madeline Perry in the 2011 World Series Finals as the duo went toe-to-toe to see who would clinch the title.

2011 Men’s PSA World Series Finals: Amr Shabana v Gregory Gaultier

Shabana faced Gaultier in a thrilling tight five-game final in 2011. The two had a head-to-head record of 22 games played, with Shabana leading with 12 wins to Gaultier’s 10.

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