Qatar Classic 2010

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010
 

Qatar Classic 2010 - Du 5 au 12 nov. 2010, Doha


QATAR CLASSIC
05-12 Nov, Doha

Premier tour / Round One
Top 07, Bot 08 Nov
Deuxième tour / Round Two
09 Nov
Quarts / Quarters
10 Nov
Demis / Semis
11 Nov
Finale / Final
12 Nov
[2] Amr Shabana (Egy)
14/12, 11/9, 11/7 (33m)
[Q] Nicolas Mueller (Sui)
[2] Amr Shabana 
11/7, 11/9, 11/9 (36m)
[14] Adrian Grant
[2] Amr Shabana

2/11, 14/12, 11/4, 11/7 (71m)

[6] James Willstrop

[2] Amr Shabana

 

3/11, 11/4, 11/7, 6/11, 12/10 (71m)

 

[4] Grégory Gaultier

[2] Amr Shabana

 

8/11, 11/2, 11/7, 11/6 (53m)

 

[3] Karim Darwish

[14] Adrian Grant (Eng)
10/12, 11/2, 11/1, 11/5 (45m)
Joey Barrington (Eng)
[6] James Willstrop (Eng)
11/9, 11/6, 11/5 (40m)
[Q] Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
[6] James Willstrop
11/3, 11/5, 11/8 (45m)
[13] Laurens Jan Anjema
[13] Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
13/11, 11/7, 11/6 (49m)
Ali Anwar Reda (Egy)
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)
8/11, 11/8, 11/3, 11/4 (57m)
[Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
[4] Grégory Gaultier
11/7, 11/9, 11/4 (46m)
Omar Mosaad
[4] Grégory Gaultier

11/4, 11/1 rtd

[7] Peter Barker

[11] Wael El Hindi (Egy)
11/9, 7/11, 11/8, 11/5 (60m)
Omar Mosaad (Egy)
[7] Peter Barker (Eng)
11/5, 13/11, 5/11, 11/8 (62m)
[Q] Simon Rosner (Ger)
[7] Peter Barker 
4/11, 13/11, 14/12, 12/10 (67m)
[13] Mohamed El Shorbagy
[13] Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy)
16/14, 11/6, 11/9 (49m)
Tarek Momen (Egy)
Jonathan Kemp (Eng)
11/5, 11/9, 11/6 (33m)
[12] David Palmer (Aus)
[12] David Palmer
8/11, 11/4, 11/5, 3/11, 11/5 (75m)
[8] Thierry Lincou
[8] Thierry Lincou

13/11, 11/2, 6/11, 11/9 (68m)

[3] Karim Darwish

[3] Karim Darwish

 

8/11, 5/11, 11/8, 12/10, 11/8 (73m)

 

[1] Nick Matthew

Hisham Ashour (Egy)
6/11, 11/5, 16/14, 11/9 (59m)
[8] Thierry Lincou (Fra)
[Q] Omar Abdel Aziz (Egy)
11/6, 11/9, 11/5 (43m)
[16] Stewart Boswell (Aus)
[16] Stewart Boswell
11/8, 11/7, 6/11, 11/3 (53m)
[3] Karim Darwish
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (20m)
[3] Karim Darwish (Egy)
[Q] Borja Golan (Esp)
9/11, 11/5, 11/9, 11/3 (55m)
[15] Cameron Pilley (Aus)
[15] Cameron Pilley
11/5, 9/11, 11/5, 5/11, 11/9 (102m)
[8] Daryl Selby
[8] Daryl Selby

11/5, 11/3, 11/5 (34m)

[1] Nick Matthew

Olli Tuominen (Fin)
11/9, 6/11, 11/9, 8/11, 11/8 (79m)
[8] Daryl Selby (Eng)
[Q] Tom Richards (Eng)
6/11, 11/6, 11/8, 9/11, 11/6 (64m)
[15] Alister Walker (Eng)
[15] Alister Walker
11/5, 12/10, 11/4 (37m)
[1] Nick Matthew
Ahmad Mohd Al-Tamimi (Qat)
11/2, 11/3, 11/3 (21m)
[1] Nick Matthew (Eng)

11 novembre - Demis :

[2] Amr Shabana (Egy)
bat
[4] Grégory Gaultier (Fra)

3/11, 11/4, 11/7, 6/11, 12/10 (71m)

GREG BREAKS THE JINX, BUT…
Fram reports

Would you believe that out of the six matches those two have played, Greg had to retire three times for injury, the last time, well, a few days ago, in the semis of Kuwait Open. And we were all dreading that Greg’s body wouldn’t hold it today again. But thank God – and his two physios on this one, Caroline and Ronald – that was not too much of a problem it seemed. 

Again, sorry Shabs, but you were not the winner I picked. I had you a bit tired from James’ match yesterday, and thought well, no offense, 3/0 Greg. And once again, the first game, it went according to my estimation, 11/3 for the Frenchman, with the Egyptian not exactly moving at his best, a few errors here and there….

But once again, the 31 year old Mighty Shabana started to think that after all, as long as he was there, might as well try it for a while and see what happened. 5/1, 7/2 and 11/4, that’s what happened!!! Level we were, 1/1.

And in the third, it didn’t get too much better for the Frenchman, too many errors, not really grounded, not playing badly, but certainly not playing his best squash, a bit nullified by Shabs' squash. 3/0 and 8/3 in no time. And even if Greg stuck in, scoring four points in a row to catch up 7/9, Shabana did his wizardry, taking a serious option of the victory by leading 2/1.

But if people were expecting Greg to fold, that’s when he got his best shots!!!! He forced Shabana to make error upon error, getting winners in like a knife in warm butter, not making one unforced error the whole game. 11/6. And two all.

Into the fifth we went, the Frenchman looking awfully good, 4/1, solid squash, with flair, and determination, great rallies, intelligent and brilliant squash, what an advert for the game, not a bad word, very few lets, and yet, intense and feisty. A dream match.

At 6/2, it seems that the Marseillaise is going to be sung, but comes the rally of all rallies, with Greg shooting everything in sight, to the front, to the back, and Shabana throwing himself not once, but twice on the floor, retrieving, counterattacking, an IMMENSE rally finally won by the Egyptian.

“He has put sweat everywhere on the court, what am I supposed to do, how am I supposed to play,” asks Greg to the Ref. Good point I guess, but the noisy crowd – that the players themselves have to try and keep quiet themselves, as they are disturbing them – doesn’t care. Their hero is climbing back… 

The central ref, under strict instructions not to ask for the crowd to pipe down, is asking them twice “not to make too much noise during the rallies”.

SCRAP THAT NEW LAW ABOUT THE CROWD BEING ALLOWED TO MAKE NOISE. IT’S RIDICULOUS. AND DISTURBS THE PLAYERS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

Moving on...And climbing back, Shabana is. From 2/6 to 7/7. The Frenchman loses a bit of concentration, two tins. 9/7. It’s now Shabana who loses his, 10/9 match ball Greg. A stunning backhand low drive, 10/10. A tin, 11/10 match ball for Shabana.


An immense rally, incredible tension, suspense, ending with a let. I’m getting greyer by the second. Another long rally, that ends with a great backhand drop shot from Greg on the left front corner. “Let” decide the refs. Greg is fuming.

This time round, Shabana goes for a mid court boast, and the French can only return in the tin. Mighty Shabs is in his second final in a row….


10 novembre - Quarts :

[4] Grégory Gaultier
bat
[7] Peter Barker

11/4, 11/1 rtd


9 novembre - Deuxième tour :

[4] Grégory Gaultier
bat
Omar Mosaad
 (Egy)

 11/7, 11/9, 11/4 (46m)


7 novembre - Premier tour :

[4] Grégory Gaultier
bat
[Q] Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)

8/11, 11/8, 11/3, 11/4

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