Tarek Momen (Egy)

Tarek Momen in the World #4 and third seed for the Qatar Classic.

He first ensured he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the American University of Cairo before fully committing himself to squash.

He reached his first tour final at the 2006 Thessaloniki Open and had to wait five years before being able to claim a winner’s prize when he emerged victorious at the Irish Open.

Last year Momen reached the quarter-finals of te Honh Kong Open before losing out to Karim Abdel Gawad, then went on to reach his first ever World Series final here in Doha, falling to Mohamed ElShorbagy.

In the beginning of 2018, he made it to the final of the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions and was denied the title after a 3-1 defeat to Simon Rosner of Germany.

At the Windy City Open, he secured a semi-final berth before losing to Mohamed El Shorbagy, the eventual champion. The world number one also stopped Momen in the following month’s Canary Wharf Classic final, a M100 event.

In 2015, Momen achieved one of his finest moments when making it to the last four of the World Championship. He followed that up three months later by reaching his first M70 final in the Swedish Open, where he lost out to compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad.

His biggest title to date came just last week as he won the GOLD Channel VAS Championships at St George’s in England.