The popular Egyptian Omar Mosaad is known for his tall and imposing figure and hard-hitting style and we look forward to welcoming him to Wales this season to join our strong squad.
‘The Hammer of Thor’ won his first PSA World Tour final at the 2006 FAJR International and his successes over the years earned him the 2008 PSA Young Player of the Year Award. He rose quickly through the World Rankings and broke into the top twenty at the end of 2010 after successes at the Kig Open and the Racquet Club Invitational.
2012 saw Mosaad beat the seasoned Adrian Grant over five games to win the Kuala Lumpur Open and he went on to shock compatriot Karim Darwish and Simon Rösner at the Abierto Mexicano de Raquetas before losing to Gregory Gaultier in straight games in the final.
He made his debut for Egypt in the 2013 World Team Championship and had a 100% record, winning all four of his matches, before finishing as runner-up in the Colombian Open to Peter Barker. Mosaad captured the Macau Open in October 2013 after another win over Adrian Grant.
The talented Egyptian was unable to add to his PSA World Tour title successes in 2014, but did finish runner-up on two separate occasions, at the Colombian Open and the Macau Open again.
However, Mosaad ended his title-drought by battling to supremacy at the Internacional PSA Sporta to lift his 10th PSA World Tour title.
After a difficult summer that saw the Egyptian lose his sister and mother in a tragic car accident, October 2015 saw Mosaad reach his first PSA World Series final at the US Open but he fell to Gaultier.
A heroic effort at the World Championship a month later saw him reach the final stage but it was Gaultier again who ended his ambitions of lifting the title. His fine form didn’t go unnoticed though and Mosaad climbed into the world’s top 4 players for the first time in his career in December 2015.
2016 brought with it runner-up finishes at both the Colombia Open and Canary Wharf Classic and he was rewarded for his fine season with by leapfrogging three-time World Champion Nick Matthew to reach a career-high World No.3 ranking.
Mosaad was also named runner-up for the 2016 PSA Men’s Player of the Year award, but a period of poor form at the beginning of the 2016/17 season saw him slip out of the world’s top three.
Mosaad went onto make the semi-finals of the Al Ahram Squash Open Newgiza in 2016 but then suffered a number of early round exits during the rest of the season.