Al Muzayen Gets Ten Out Of Ten

11 Nov 12

Kuwaiti Abdullah Al Muzayen marked an impressive record in the new PSA Challenger 10 IKEA International Squash 2012 in his home country when he secured his tenth successive victory in a PSA World Tour final.

The top-seeded 24-year-old had to fight off Egyptian challenges in the final two rounds at the South Surrah Ministries Complex in Kuwait City - first beating qualifier Fares Mohamed Dessouki in the semis, then recovering from two games down in the final to overcome third seed Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7 in 53 minutes.

Al Muzayen, who celebrated a career-high world No46 ranking this month, boasts a remarkable record in PSA Tour finals - having now won 13 out of the 16 he has contested, including ten in a row since winning the Progetto 6 Open in Italy in December 2010.

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1st round:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Bader Al Hussaini (KUW) 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 (28m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [Q] Zeyad Tareq Alowaesh (KUW) 11-1, 11-7, 11-1 (22m)
[Q] Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY) bt Geoffrey Demont (FRA) 11-1, 11-8, 16-14 (38m)
[4] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt Fallah Mohammed (KUW) 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 (28m)
[3] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Michael Harris (ENG) 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (48m)
Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) bt [Q] Florent Pontiere (FRA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (32m)
Ammar Al-Tamimi (KUW) bt [Q] Yousif Nizar Saleh (KUW) 11-6, 11-7, 16-14 (43m)
[2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 10-12, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (36m)
Quarter-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8 (45m)
[Q] Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY) bt [4] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-7, 10-12, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8 (90m)
[3] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 12-14, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 (43m)
[2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Ammar Al-Tamimi (KUW) 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 16-14 (55m)
Semi-finals:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [Q] Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY) 8-11, 11-1, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
[3] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) bt [2] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 11-1 (60m)
Final:
[1] Abdullah Al Muzayen (KUW) bt [3] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7 (53m)