Ahmed Barada

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Ahmed Barada
Country  Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Born (1977-04-25) April 25, 1977 (age 37)
Egypt
Turned Pro 1996
Retired 2001
Plays Right handed
Men's singles
Highest ranking No. 2 (December, 1998)
Last updated on: August, 2013.

Ahmed Barada (born 25 April 1977, in Cairo, Egypt) is a former professional squash player from Egypt. He finished runner-up at both the World Open and the Super Series Finals in 1999 (losing in both finals to Peter Nicol). His career-high world ranking was World No. 2, which he reached in December 1998.

Barada won the World Junior Open squash title in 1994, as well as 4 British Junior Open titles in 1991-94 (1 under-14, 2 under-16, and 1 under-19). He shot to stardom on the professional circuit in 1996, when he became the first wildcard player ever to reach the final of a Professional Squash Association Super Series event, finishing runner-up at the inaugural Al-Ahram International Championship in Cairo.

In 2000, Barada was stabbed by an unknown assailant outside his home in Cairo. Following his recovery from this injury, Barada had a short-lived comeback, before officially announcing his retirement from the game in August 2001. [1] [2]

Barada is now a professional singer.


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  1. ^ "The day 5,000 Egyptians walked out on Ahmed Barada at World Squash Open". The Telegraph. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Egyptian squash star Barada stabbed, recovering". The Hindu. 2000-03-21. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 



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