#4 Marwan Elshorbagy
Another player who is well used to
English conditions is Marwan Elshorbagy, the fourth seed from
Alexandria, who spent many of his formative years - in squash
and education - in England at Millfield School and Bristol
It was around the time of tlast year's tournament at St George's
that Marwan, a double world junior champion just like elder
brother Mohamed, broke into the world's top ten, and he's now
knocking on the door of the top five.
2016 has been a busy, but good year for Marwan, making the
quarter-finals of the Windy City, British Open, El Gouna,
US Open and Qatar Classic World Series events, with victories in
the Grasshopper Cup and Houston Open along the way.
Marwan faces last year's Champion Chris Simpson in the first
round, and although there's a considerable difference in their
rankings, the Head to Head count stands at two-all.
"I'm looking forward to playing my last PSA tournament of the
year at St George's," says Marwan.
"I have heard Danny and his team do a great job and the fact
that my main sponsor Channel Vas is sponsoring the event will
give me a huge push to do well in the tournament and hopefully
finish the year on a high.
"Bassim Haidar has raised the prize money from 25k to 100k
making it the second biggest tournament in Europe, so it's
always great to see people like him that are so keen in the
Current WR: 6
Highest WR: 6
PSA Events: 92 PSA Finals:
13 PSA titles: 6
PSA Matches: 222 PSA Wins: 137