Squash: Egypt's Mosaad loses to Gaultier in World Champs final

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 23 Nov 2015

Egypt's squash star Omar Mosaad failed to lift his first ever World Championships triumph

Omar Mosaad
Egypt’s squash star Omar Mosaad in the 2015 World Championships final against Gregory Gaultier of France (Photo form the tournament's official website)

Egyptian squash star Omar Mosaad lost to world number three Gregory Gaultier of France in the final game of the 2015 World Championships late on Sunday.

Mosaad, world number six, lost to Gaultier 3-0, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 in 58 minutes as he failed to win his first ever World Championships title.

"It's been a great week for me. I think I did a good job. I played very well today but I had no legs left at the end," Mosaad said after the game.

Mosaad started the tournament by beating Farhan Zaman of Pakistan in the first round, then Nafizwan Adnan of Malaysia in the second; in the third round he defeated world number 14 Borja Golan of Spain.

His biggest victory was defeating world number four and fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour in the quarterfinals.

Mosaad also defeated fellow countryman Tarek Momen in the semifinals of the 2015 World Championships.

"I was pretty nervous for my match against Adnan, went 2/1 down, and really had to find my squash to win this one."

"Then Borja played so well in the first game, I really had to dig in to win the match 3/1. Then Ramy, well, it was very hard in the first two games, then he changed his tactic in the next two, I just didn’t compete, and then I was down again in the 5th, but he got injured and couldn’t finish really." Omar Mosaad added.

"As for this match, I never had to play 6 matches in a row like that, I don’t have that kind of experience, whereas Greg had. I tried to manage my mental and physical resources tonight, but Greg put me under too much pressure.

"Now a few days back home in Egypt to rest, and off to Hong Kong." The Egyptian star concluded.

Thirteen Egyptian squash players started this year's World Championships as Mosaad reached the final after the elimination of the other Egyptian hopefuls, including title contender Mohamed El-Shorbagy in the third round.

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