Egypt’s Ramy Ashour brought every ounce of his skill, talent and determination to the courts of the 2014 PSA Men’s World Squash Championship held at Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex to take home the world title in what is being described as one of the most thrilling men’s matches in recent history. Qatar Airways proudly sponsored the tournament as the Official Airline for the internationally recognised event.
Ashour, who participated in his first competitive tournament since being sidelined due to injury in May of this year, rallied hard against fellow Egyptian, and the world’s current number one player, Mohamed ElShorbagy, through five tough sets to win13-11, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 14-12.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President - Qatar, Mr. Ehab Amin, said: “On behalf of Qatar Airways I would like to congratulate Mr. Ramy Ashour on this absolutely amazing win, and of course Mr. ElShorbagy for being such a great challenger. Qatar Airways has been a proud sponsor of the World Squash Championship for a number of years. And we are very excited to once again bring this thrilling and high-intensity game to Qatar, where year upon year the seats are filled with fans who are eager to see the best squash players in the world bring their talent to Doha.”
Ashour and ElShorbagy previously squared off in the World Squash Championship final held in Qatar in 2012, where Ashour, who at 16 became the youngest ever World Junior Champion, again took home the title. Qatar Airways has been a proud sponsor of a number of key sporting events in the State of Qatar, including women’s and men’s tennis, handball, cycling and football. In addition to supporting local sporting events, the airline has also partnered with Al Ahli Football Club in Saudi Arabia as well as football greats, FC Barcelona in Spain.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 141 aircraft to 145 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.