Shajahan Khan Reaches Third Career Platinum Third Round in Qatar

World No. 31 Shajahan Khan made a strong start to the season by making this third career appearance in a PSA Platinum third round and recording two wins at the season-opening Qatar Classic.

Khan made a confident start with a quick 3-0 win over Qatar’s local wild card before a second round win against Spain’s former world No. 5 Borja Golan in four games.

The two wins sent Khan to the all glass showcourt where he put on a show against Egypt’s world No. 9 Marwan ElShorbagy. The American forced a fifth game with a dramatic 14-12 win in the fourth, but fell short 11-8 in the fifth after eighty minutes.

Elsewhere in the draw U.S. teammate and world No. 39 Todd Harrity recorded a first round win over Egypt’s world No. 54 Mazen Gamal. Harrity then exited the tournament in three games against England’s world No. 35 George Parker in the second round.