29 Nov 2022
Abdulla Al Tamimi has thanked Aspire Academy as he was ranked at number 20 in the latest Professional Squash Association world rankings.
The Aspire Academy graduate has been enjoying a successful few months that has seen him climb the rankings and for the first time in his career break into the world’s top 20 players.
“Allah, praise be to you after 10 years of playing professionally, alienation, fatigue, exhaustion, insistence, patience, success from God, I have reached my ranking among the top 20 in the world,” he posted on Instagram.
“I would like to thank all those who have stood by me all these years, especially my father, may God protect him, my whole family, the Qatar Squash Federation, the Aspire Academy, and the Qatar Olympic Committee for believing in me all this time.”
He is now aiming to climb further up the rankings next year.
“The next stage is to focus on reaching the top 10, God willing, and a medal at the Asian Games next year.”
One of the highlights in recent months for Al Tamimi was a win over world number 2 Paul Coll of New Zealand at the Qatar Squash Classic in September. He went on to reach the quarter-finals at that event which launched his rapid rise from number 44 on the rankings to his career-high 20.
Since then he has also reach the Robertson Lodges New Zealand Open semi-final and the last 16 of the MARIGOLD Singapore Squash Open.
Al Tamimi now has a break before the season restarts in the new year.