Doha, Abdulla Al-Tamimi has added another historical achievement to his record. The 23-year-old squash player, who recently won the “Malaysia Open”, has climbed the PSA World Ranking to position 28. It is the first time he has broken into the world’s top-30. It is his best career ranking so far.
“I’m delighted to reach the top-30 this month. It’s a great way to kick off the new squash season and I am looking forward to the rest of the year,” Al-Tamimi, a graduate of Aspire Academy, commented on his achievement.
Abdulla is only 23-years-old, yet most top squash players are older than 30. This has led to players and experts believing that the huge improvements in his performance over the last 12 months will continue over the next few years.
In 2012, Al-Tamimi became world No.1 in the World Squash Federation’s junior circuit rankings (Under-19). He has also won several other prestigious titles, including the Under-19 Qatar Youth Open Championship, again in 2012, and the Under-19 Dutch Junior Open in July 2013. He also finished fourth in the World Youth Championship, held in Poland in July 2013.
Throughout 2014 and 2015, Al-Tamimi continued to shine at international squash championships in Qatar and around the world, reaching the final rounds of a number of different tournaments. These included the Guilfoyle Financial PSA Classic, the NASH Cup, the AnyPresence Open, the Qatar Classic Squash Championship, amongst others.
In 2017, his progress continued as he achieved a career-best world ranking of 37 after reaching the second round of the World Squash Championships in Manchester. Heading into the 2018 season, Al-Tamimi is now hoping to improve on his current world-ranking of 28.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee