Karim Abdel Gawad

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Karim Abdel Gawad
Karim Abdel Gawad 2017.jpg
Nickname(s) The Baby Faced Assassin
Country  Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Born (1991-07-30) July 30, 1991 (age 27)
Alexandria, Egypt
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Turned Pro 2008
Retired Active
Plays Right Handed
Coached by Hisham El Attar
Racquet used Harrow
Men's singles
Highest ranking No. 1 (May, 2017)
Current ranking No. 5 (March, 2018)
Title(s) 13
Tour final(s) 18
World Open W (2016)
Last updated on: March, 2018.

Karim Abdel Gawad, (born July 30, 1991 in Alexandria) is a professional squash player who has represented Egypt. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in May 2017.[1][2]

In November 2016, he won the 2016 World Open Squash Championship in Cairo in Egypt against Ramy Ashour. He became the third Egyptian to win the World Championship after Amr Shabana and Ramy Ashour.

World Open final appearances[edit]

1 title & 0 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Cairo, Egypt Egypt Ramy Ashour 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-1 (retired)


Major World Series final appearances[edit]

Qatar Classic: 1 finals (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy 12-10, 13-15, 11-7


Hong Kong Open: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2016 Egypt Ramy Ashour 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6

Al-Ahram International: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Egypt Ali Farag 11-4, 11-7, 11-5[3]

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marwan El Shorbagy
PSA Young Player of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Fares Dessouky