Nick Matthew Seeded No.2 For PSA Cup In Kuwait

Nick Matthew Seeded No.2 For PSA Cup In Kuwait
Nick Matthew has been confirmed as the second seed for this week's Kuwait PSA Cup, the third PSA World Series squash event of the year at Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait.
 
Matthew, winner of a record fifth British national title last month, is looking to claim his first PSA Tour title of the year - and takes on the winner of the first round match featuring his Commonwealth Games gold-medal-winning doubles partner Adrian Grant and Kuwaiti wild card Yousif Nizar Saleh.
 
The unique event, originally scheduled for November last year but postponed due to local government elections, is open to the top 48 players in the world. The championship gets underway today and reaches its final on Thursday 14 March.
 
Squash legend Jahangir Khan, the record ten-time British Open champion from Pakistan who is Vice Chairman of the event's organising committee, said: "This is the latest event in our three-year deal with the PSA and we are delighted to welcome so many of the world's top players to Kuwait.
 
"We are indebted to the support of Sheikha Fadyah Al-Sabah, the daughter of the Patriarch Amir HH Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al-Sabah, who is Chairman of the organising committee. The Sheikha has played a huge role in supporting and developing squash in Kuwait for more than ten years - and this year this has led to additional backing from the government of Kuwait.
 
"Kuwait squash has advanced considerably in recent years," Khan continued. "The country's top player Abdullah Al Muzayen is now 38 in the world - and qualifies for the Kuwait PSA Cup by right! So we can have a second Kuwaiti in the draw as a wild card - and this will enable 18-year-old Yousif Nizar Saleh to compete in his first World Series championship."
 
1st round draw:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bye
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Campbell Grayson (NZL)
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
[16] Simon Rosner (GER) bye
[9] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
Chris Simpson (ENG) v Jonathan Kemp (ENG)
Olli Tuominen (FIN) v Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bye
[8] Peter Barker (ENG) bye
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Joe Lee (ENG)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
[15] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bye
[10] Borja Golan (ESP) bye
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) v Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bye
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
Alan Clyne (SCO) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
[11] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
[12] Tom Richards (ENG) bye
Adrian Waller (ENG) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Martin Knight (NZL) v Zac Alexander (AUS)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bye
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bye
Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) v Max Lee (HKG)
Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY)
[14] Alister Walker (BOT) bye
[13] Daryl Selby (ENG) bye
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Siddharth Suchde (IND)
Adrian Grant (ENG) v Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bye
 
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To purchase squash equipment online, visit: www.isportstore.comNick Matthew has been confirmed as the second seed for this week's Kuwait PSA Cup, the third PSA World Series squash event of the year at Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait.
 
Matthew, winner of a record fifth British national title last month, is looking to claim his first PSA Tour title of the year - and takes on the winner of the first round match featuring his Commonwealth Games gold-medal-winning doubles partner Adrian Grant and Kuwaiti wild card Yousif Nizar Saleh.
 
The unique event, originally scheduled for November last year but postponed due to local government elections, is open to the top 48 players in the world. The championship gets underway today and reaches its final on Thursday 14 March.
 
Squash legend Jahangir Khan, the record ten-time British Open champion from Pakistan who is Vice Chairman of the event's organising committee, said: "This is the latest event in our three-year deal with the PSA and we are delighted to welcome so many of the world's top players to Kuwait.
 
"We are indebted to the support of Sheikha Fadyah Al-Sabah, the daughter of the Patriarch Amir HH Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al-Sabah, who is Chairman of the organising committee. The Sheikha has played a huge role in supporting and developing squash in Kuwait for more than ten years - and this year this has led to additional backing from the government of Kuwait.
 
"Kuwait squash has advanced considerably in recent years," Khan continued. "The country's top player Abdullah Al Muzayen is now 38 in the world - and qualifies for the Kuwait PSA Cup by right! So we can have a second Kuwaiti in the draw as a wild card - and this will enable 18-year-old Yousif Nizar Saleh to compete in his first World Series championship."
 
1st round draw:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bye
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Campbell Grayson (NZL)
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
[16] Simon Rosner (GER) bye
[9] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bye
Chris Simpson (ENG) v Jonathan Kemp (ENG)
Olli Tuominen (FIN) v Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bye
[8] Peter Barker (ENG) bye
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Joe Lee (ENG)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
[15] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bye
[10] Borja Golan (ESP) bye
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) v Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bye
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
Alan Clyne (SCO) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
[11] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
[12] Tom Richards (ENG) bye
Adrian Waller (ENG) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Martin Knight (NZL) v Zac Alexander (AUS)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bye
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bye
Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) v Max Lee (HKG)
Ong Beng Hee (MAS) v Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY)
[14] Alister Walker (BOT) bye
[13] Daryl Selby (ENG) bye
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Siddharth Suchde (IND)
Adrian Grant (ENG) v Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW)
[2] Nick Matthew (ENG) bye
 
For all the latest Tour news: www.psaworldtour.com
 
Watch all the action live on www.psasquashtv.com
 
For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/nmsquash & www.isportgroup.com
 
To purchase squash equipment online, visit: www.isportstore.com

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