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Ashour pulls out of Qatar Classic

The nonconformist Egyptian has suffered a fusillade of hamstring injuries over a past dual years, however his physique looked to be coping as he done it all a approach to a final in Cairo.

But he was forced to shake hands in a fourth diversion of his strife with compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad, bringing a beforehand finish to a compare and preventing ‘The Artist’ from appearing in Qatar, a theatre of dual of his 3 World Championship triumphs.

The damage will also hole Ashour’s hopes of being one of a 8 qualifiers for a season-ending Dubai PSA World Series Finals as he will be incompetent to accumulate critical points on a PSA Road to Dubai Standings – where he now sits in third place – with a Qatar Classic behaving as a third theatre on a PSA Road to Dubai.

As a outcome of a injury, German No.1 Simon Rösner takes Ashour’s place as a series 8 seed and will accommodate a qualifier in a opening round, while Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller moves into a categorical pull and will also face a qualifier.

Revised Main Draw – 2016 Qatar Classic

[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)

Leo Au (HKG) v [Qualifier]

James Willstrop (ENG) v Chris Simpson (ENG)

[Qualifier] v [8] Simon Rösner (GER)

[7] 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 [6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)

[5] Ali Farag (EGY) v [Qualifier]

Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)

Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v [Qualifier]

Daryl Selby (ENG) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

The subordinate stages of a 2016 Qatar Classic will take place on Nov 11-12, while a categorical pull starts a day later, with a final holding place on Friday Nov 18 – entrance to a contest is giveaway of charge.

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