DOHA: With less than five days to the start of the PSA Qatar Classic 2020, the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex is already wearing a new look ahead of the 19th edition of the annual international squash tournament.
The venue is looking splendidly radiant after the completion of the branding, and the necessary makeovers have also been done in readiness for the tournament which takes place at the ultra-modern venue from November 1 to 7.
The $175,000 total prize money event will feature about 46 players, including the world’s top-eight players among which are World No.1 Mohammed El Shorbagy, defending champion and World No. 2 Ali Farag, 2016 champion and World No. 3 Karim Adbel Gawad.
Other stars on the card include Diego Elias (World No. 6), World No. 7 Marwa El Shorbagy and the eighth-ranked Simon Rosner, the 2018 finalist. The 2005 champion James Willstrop will also be strutting his stuff along with Grégory Gaultier, the 2011 champion who has a wildcard entry.
In their bid to ensure that the tournament is held under the strictest health and safety condition, all the members of the organizing committee had also undergone a PCR test to ensure the safety of all the participants.
Qatar Squash Federation Secretary General & Tournament Director, Tariq Darwish Zainal, said:
“The Qatar Classic 2020 is here, and we are impressed with the level of our preparations and readiness for this tournament. The event popularity is increasing by the day, and we are highly encouraged with the level of enthusiasm. Despite being held under unusual circumstances, we believe that this year’s event, will nevertheless generate greater interests than the past”
Expectedly, this year’s tournament is a limited spectator event because of the current COVID 19 global pandemic, but fans can enjoy all the actions live on SquashTV – https://psaworldtour.com/tv