Name: Omar Mosaad
Date of Birth: 17th March 1988
World Ranking: 10
World Series Ranking: 9
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Residence: Cairo, Egypt
Coach: Mohamed Eldafrawy (Fitness Coach) Mohamed Mosaad (Squash Coach)
Interests: Chat, Tennis And Swimming
Clubs/Teams: Heliopolis Club
Biography: After a promising junior career in which he won U17 and U19 British Junior Open titles and reached the World Junior Open final in 2006, Omar Mosaad established his senior credentials by going on to win six PSA World Tour titles from 14 final appearances and celebrating a career-high world No14 ranking in June 2011.
The 25-year-old from Cairo joined the PSA in 2005 and reached his first Tour final the following year in Iran where he won the FAJR International in Tehran.
Success in 2008 earned him the PSA Young Player of the Year Award at the end of the year.
But Mosaad began to make his elite breakthrough in 2010: In his first two events of the year he picked up two Tour titles in the USA - firstly the new KIG Open in Los Angeles, where he was second seed, and then the Racquet Club Invitational in St Louis. In both finals, Mosaad triumphed over experienced Canadian Shahier Razik.
Back home in April at his home club in Cairo - in only his third event of the year – Mosaad clinched the biggest win of his career when he beat top-seeded fellow countryman and former world number one Karim Darwish 12-10, 1-11, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10 before reaching the final of the Heliopolis Open.
His 2011 campaign began well in January when he reached the biggest final of his career at the Motor City Open in the USA. Unseeded, Mosaad made his breakthrough in the semi-finals where he beat fourth seed Adrian Grant in four games before going down to second-seeded compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy in the final.
Two months later, Mosaad claimed the sixth Tour title of his career at the Avrupa Konutlari International in Turkey – and in April marked up his 14th Tour final appearance by reaching the climax of the Kolkata International in India.
Mosaad is poised to break into the world’s top ten. And the talented Egyptian is unequivocal about his ambition: "I want to be world number one!"