Omar Mosaad

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Omar Mosaad
Full name Omar Mosaad Abouzid
Nickname(s) Hammer of Thor
Country  Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Born (1988-03-17) March 17, 1988 (age 26)
Cairo, Egypt
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 90 kilograms (200 lb)
Turned Pro 2005
Retired Active
Plays Right Handed
Coached by Mohamed Mosaad (Squash Coach) Iman El Amir (squash coach) and Ahmed Galal (physiotherapy)
Racquet used Head
Men's singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (December, 2012)
Current ranking No. 12 (November, 2014)
Title(s) 9
Tour final(s) 21
Last updated on: November, 2014.

Omar Mosaad Abouzid, (born March 17, 1988 in Cairo) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 8 in December 2012.

Career overview[edit]

After a promising junior career in which he won U17 and U19 British Junior Open titles and reached the World Junior Championship final in 2006, Omar Mosaad quickly established his senior credentials by going on to win eight PSA World Tour titles from 20 final appearances - and celebrating a career-high world No8 ranking in December 2012.

After joining the PSA in 2005, the tall and imposing Cairo-based Egyptian reached his first Tour final the following year in Iran where he won the FAJR International in Tehran.

Success in 2008 earned him the PSA Young Player of the Year Award at the end of the year.

But Mosaad began to make his elite breakthrough in 2010: In his first two events of the year he picked up two Tour titles in the USA - firstly the new Kig Open in Los Angeles, then the Racquet Club Invitational in St Louis. By the end of the year, Mosaad had broken into the world top 20.

It was at the Kuala Lumpur Open last year that Mosaad picked up the eighth – and biggest - title of his career. After despatching former champion and local hero Ong Beng Hee in the semis, the third-seeded Mosaad survived a 112-minute final over Adrian Grant, beating the experienced Englishman 11-6, 12-10, 12-14, 6-11, 11-8 to claim his first PSA International 50 title.

In November, he reached the biggest final of his career after a major breakthrough in the quarter-finals of the PSA International 70 Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas in Mexico, where he upset compatriot Karim Darwish, the No2 seed. Another five-game win over Germany’s Simon Rosner took the unseeded Mosaad into the final, where he went down in straight games to France’s Gregory Gaultier.

Mosaad made his long-awaited debut for Egypt in the 2013 World Team Championship in France – recording four wins out of four.

It was in the Colombian capital Bogota later that Mosaad reached the 20th Tour final of his career. He denied local hero Miguel Ángel Rodríguez a place in the Colombian Open final after beating the former champion 3/0 in the semis, before going down to England’s top seed Peter Barker.

In October of 2013 "Hammer of Thor" won the Macau Open. He played the final against Adrian Grant and beat him 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8. Taking with him another title. The talented Egyptian is unequivocal about his ambition: "I want to be world number one!" [1][2]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ramy Ashour
PSA Young Player of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Mohamed El Shorbagy