Two weeks ago, the Egyptians won the world title 2016/17, relegating to the French throne skvoshista Gregory Gaultier. Now Gawad won the Qatar Classic tournament, winning the final of his compatriot, the leader of the world ranking Mohamed El Shorbagi.
The winner of the previous two tournaments in Qatar (2013, 2015) El Shorbagi could not hold back the onslaught of his opponent, losing in three intense games per 67 minutes of playing time.
25-summer Gawad, occupies in the world ranking in third place, El Shorbagi ahead and reached the first position in the debate of candidates for participation in the final tournament in Dubai.
“I am very pleased with today's game”, – said Gawad.
“Being a world champion and champion of Qatar – OK, very good. I'm living the dream. But next season, I know, I have to be very consistent, if I want to stay in competition with top players”.
Mohamed Shorbagi not restrain their emotions and effusively praised his opponent: “Karim deserves, to be a champion. It was a great match, and the best player on the day won “.
Result – finale: 2016 Qatar Classic
 Karim Abdel Gawad ( ONE ) v  mohammed ElShorbagy ( ONE ) 3-0: 12-10, 15-13, 11-7 (67t)
transfer: Anna Tesleva