Ali Farag (EGY) 3-0 Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-1, 11-3, 11-7 (29m)
It’s so strange. Since Omar reached WR3, he had that terrible terrible loss in his family, and although I cannot compare what happened to us to what he went through, I can relate to him. You don’t want it anymore, then when you are ready to come back, you lose the motivation, then you want the motivation but you feel sort of guilty because you want the motivation, and when you have it back, you don’t feel confident because you lost so many matches.
Normally, Omar is somebody very hard to beat. But today, fortunately for me, and unfortunately for him and for the Tour, it wasn’t. And I was surprised.
Omar is truly a very nice man, there is always a pleasant vibe around him, he never has a bad word about anybody, and he was so hard, I’ve seen how hard he works, so it must be so hard not to see it paying off.
I have been on high and lows, but I just put my head down, and keep working hard. I don’t like feeling sorry for myself, and I hate even more people feeling sorry for me. I truly believe that if you keep doing what you have to do, with dedication, with the right attitude, you’ll find the solutions, and it’s going to pay off.
Sometimes, the result is not winning all the tournaments. The result is being proud of yourself.