Another top Egyptian player in an
amazing era for Egyptian squash. To be top nine in the world and
four in your own country is a bit hard. Wael is a very talented
player with a great competitive streak. In the past two or three
years he has played more tournaments and that has made him
has trained a lot with Jonah Barrington and you can only hazard
a guess at the workload he was forced to undertake.
Wael is a great mixture of Egyptian flair and European fitness
and is always an entertaining character. He made his world top
ten debut in 2007 after impressive performances in both the
Kuwait Open and Qatar Classic. In the July, he successfully
defended his Heliopolis Open crown after overcoming fellow
Egyptians in each round, including Karim Darwish in the final.
El Hindi's 2008 campaign began with victory in the El Ahly Open
in Egypt in February but his standout performance of the year
came in the new Petrosport International Championship in Cairo
where, seeded five, he beat favourite Amr Shabana in the
semi-finals before overcoming Darwish in the final to clinch not
only the sixth Tour title of his career but the biggest by far.
Current world ranking: 9
Born: June 25, 1980 (Cairo)
TITLES: Six titles in 11 finals including KL Open, Spanish Open,
El Aly Open (twice), Heliopolis Open, Petrosport International