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Peru's Diego Elias (left) takes on New Zealand's Paul Coll (right) for a shot at his first Platinum title.

QATAR CLASSIC FINAL: THE STATS & HOW TO WATCH LIVE

It's finals day of the Qatar QTerminals Classic, as the last two men standing duel for their first Qatar Classic title.

The final begins at 18:00 local time (GMT+3), with no Egyptian representation for the first time since the 2017 British Open final. Peru’s No.6 seed Diego Elias, playing in his first Platinum final and hoping to be the first Peruvian ever to win a major PSA event, faces close friend and training partner, New Zealand's No.2 seed Paul Coll.

Don't miss a second of this thrilling bout, with every moment of the final streamed LIVE from the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha on SQUASHTV (worldwide).

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Play starts from 18:00
All times local (GMT+3)

Diego Elias v Paul Coll

Coll goes into today's match able to call on a far greater wealth of experience than Elias. Tonight, the 29-year-old will be playing his third major final in Doha in three years, having made the finals of last year's Classic and the 2019 World Championship. Though he lost both of those matches, expect Coll to play with the same ferocity that delivered him his first British Open title in August.

For Elias, meanwhile, this match represents an adventure into uncharted waters. The 24-year-old is playing in his first Platinum final, though he has plenty of final experience at other levels, including a recent PSA Silver title at the Manchester Open.

Despite their close relationship off-court, once play starts expect there to be no love lost between these two. Their matches are always intense affairs, with Coll holding a slender 2-1 advantage. Their most recent match was a fractious clash in this year's British Open quarter final, which ended in a 65-minute 3-0 win for the Kiwi.

Elias goes into today's match having spent more time on court, having racked up a total of 273 minutes. The Peruvian admitted to playing well below his level early in the tournament, which saw him come from behind after indifferent starts against Declan James and Gregoire Marche.

However, since the third round, the World No.8 has looked back to his dominant best. He managed a tough quarter-final bout with Germany's Raphael Kandra to win 3-1, then repeated this scoreline in an assured win over Welsh No.8 seed Joel Makin in the semis.

While Paul Coll may be famed for his impeccable fitness, the World No.3's legendary stamina has been rarely called upon in Qatar. Between his 213 minutes on court, only one of his matches has gone beyond an hour, when he recovered from match ball down in the quarter final to beat Egypt's Mohamed Abouelghar 3-2 in 93 minutes.

In his other matches, Coll has looked efficient and determined, blowing away Rui Soares and Baptiste Masotti in his first two matches without dropping a game, then incredibly doing the same to U.S. Open Champion Mostafa Asal in the semi final.

SquashLevels make Coll a moderate favourite, giving him a 61 percent chance of picking up his first Qatar Classic title.

Will they be proven right? Or will Elias pick up a coveted Platinum title at the first time of asking?

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