Ali Farag

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Ali Farag
Ali Farag 2017.jpg
Nickname(s)Mr. Fantastic, Rubber-band Man
Country Egypt
ResidenceCairo, Egypt
Born (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 26)
Cairo, Egypt
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (150 lb)
Turned Pro2009
RetiredActive
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byWael Farag, Mike Way, Basem Makram, Karim Darwish
Racquet usedDunlop Hyperfibre+ Revelation Pro
Websitehttps://twitter.com/alifarag https://dunlopsports.com/team/squash/pros/ali-farag/
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 2 (March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 2 (March 2019)
Title(s)11
Tour final(s)8
World OpenQF (2015) SF (2017)

Ali Amr Farag, (born April 22, 1992 in Cairo) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. He is the current world number two and will become the new world number one in the March rankings for the first time in his career.[1] Farag graduated from Harvard University in 2014, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Farag is married to, current World No.3, Nour El Tayeb.

Career[edit]

He graduated from Harvard University in May 2014 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Farag also graduated as one of the best squash players in college history, suffering only two defeats in his three years. As a member of Harvard's Varsity Squash Team, Farag won two individual national titles and helped lead Harvard to its first team title in 17 years in 2014. Upon graduating, he has returned to the pro circuit where he has since begun a rapid climb up the world rankings. He was named the PSA Player of the Month in April 2015 for reaching the main draw of the El Gouna Invitational as a qualifier and for winning back-to-back titles in Ireland. Farag is known for his sportsmanship and fair play. [2][3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to fellow squash professional Nour El Tayeb and the pair set a new record becoming the first married couple to both win the same major title on the same day after winning the US Open in 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ali Farag (Egypt)
  2. ^ PSA Player Profile
  3. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  4. ^ "US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day". BBC Sport.

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