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Ali Farag

Farag Withdraws from PSA Men's World Championship

Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag has withdrawn from the PSA Men’s World Championship in Qatar due to family reasons.

Everyone at the PSA sends their deepest condolences to Ali and Nour El Tayeb and their family during this difficult time.

His withdrawal means that World No.3 and last season’s runner-up Tarek Momen takes his place in the draw and plays Germany’s Raphael Kandra in round one. New Zealand’s Paul Coll, meanwhile, replaces Momen and will play wildcard Hama Al-Amri.

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez takes Coll’s place in the draw and faces Egypt’s Youssef Soliman, with England’s Daryl Selby facing Youssef Ibrahim. While, France’s Baptiste Masotti now comes into the tournament and will play Egypt’s former World No.3 Omar Mosaad in round one.

Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly has withdrawn from the tournament due to injury and he is replaced by India’s Vikram Malthora, who will now take on England’s Declan James in round one.

Revised PSA Men’s World Championship Draw
[2] Tarek Momen (EGY) v Raphael Kandra (GER)
Tom Richards (ENG) v Mazen Hesham (EGY)
Shawn DeLierre (CAN) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v [15] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[13] Fares Dessouky (EGY) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
Kristian Frost (DEN) v Edmon Lopez (ESP)
Max Lee (HKG) v Greg Lobban (SCO)
Ivan Yuen (MAS) v [6] Diego Elias (PER)
[5] Simon Rosner (GER) v Ben Coleman (ENG)
Vikram Malhotra (IND) v Declan James (ENG)
Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) v Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
Richie Fallows (ENG) v [11] Joel Makin (WAL)
[16] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Youssef Ibrahim (EGY)
James Willstrop (ENG) v George Parker (ENG)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Nathan Lake (ENG)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) v [3] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[4] Paul Coll (NZL) v [WC] Hamad Al-Amri (QAT)
Borja Golan (ESP) v Ramit Tandon (IND)
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) v [WC] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT)
Baptiste Masotti (FRA) v [12] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
[14] Zahed Salem (EGY) v Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)
Campbell Grayson (NZL) v Mostafa Asal (EGY)
Alan Clyne (SCO) v Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN)
Youssef Soliman (EGY) v [8] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
[7] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
Todd Harrity (USA) v Leo Au (HKG)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Aqeel Rehman (AUT)
Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [9] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
[10] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)
Lucas Serme (FRA) v Benjamin Aubert (FRA)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
Karim El Hammamy (EGY) v [1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)

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