Ahmed Barada

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Ahmed Barada
Country  Egypt
Residence London, United Kingdom
Born (1977-04-25) April 25, 1977 (age 39)
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.

He represented the winning Egyptian team in the 1999 Men's World Team Squash Championships held in Cairo.

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]

References[edit]

  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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