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Ali Farag in action during the 2016 PSA Men's World Championship

Injury Sees Farag Withdraw from Qatar Classic


Egyptian World No.6 Ali Farag will take no part in the upcoming Qatar Classic after suffering a hip injury in training.

The 24-year-old Harvard graduate – who reached the quarter-final stage of the PSA Men’s World Championship last week in Cairo – will be replaced as the tournament’s number eight seed by Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley, with Pilley going up against a qualifier in the first round.

Meanwhile, Peruvian two-time World Junior Champion Diego Elias moves into the main draw and he will lock horns with World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.

Revised Main Draw – 2016 Qatar Classic
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Diego Elias (PER)
Leo Au (HKG) v [Qualifier]
James Willstrop (ENG) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [7] Simon Rösner (GER)
[6] 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 [5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
[8] Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Qualifier]
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v [Qualifier]
Daryl Selby (ENG) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

The qualifying stages of the 2016 Qatar Classic will take place on November 11-12, while the main draw begins a day later, with the final taking place on Friday November 18 – entry to the tournament is free of charge.

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