6 WAEL EL HINDI (Egypt)

LOOK OUT FOR: His fashion sense, flair and personality on court, and his speed retrieving balls at the front of the court.
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 physically stronger.

He 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.
FACT FILE:

Current world ranking: 9
Highest: 8

Born: June 25, 1980 (Cairo)

TITLES: Six titles in 11 finals including KL Open, Spanish Open, El Aly Open (twice), Heliopolis Open, Petrosport International (Cairo).
 
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