In 2008, Karim reached six major World Tour finals, including the World Open in October, Macau Open and Petrosport Open, winning the Oregon Open, Qatar Classic and Saudi International, the world’s richest professional squash championships. Furthermore, he reached the semi-finals of the Dayton Open, Canadian Classic, Davenport Professional Championship, Hurghada International, and the prestigious British Open. Due to his great recent performances on court, the 27 year-old Darwish has enjoyed tremendous success and was crowned World No.1 for the first time in the January Men’s World Rankings issued by the Professional Squash Association.
I am very excited to have signed this agreement with HEAD” announced the World No.1 on “2008 in many ways feels like a new beginning for me and I am thrilled to have the support from HEAD, a brand and company I have long admired. I am very excited to become a part of the HEAD family and I can’t wait for the upcoming tournaments to get out on the court and play my new racket.”
The Egyptian will see his profile raised considerably, with an extensive marketing campaign planned by HEAD to promote his endorsement and reinforce the company’s status as the world’s leading racket brand.
“We are glad to have the World’s No.1 player on Tour as part of the HEAD team,” said Robert Marte, Executive Vice President of the HEAD Racquetsports Division.
Paul Walters of internationalSPORTgroup, the squash specialist marketing and management company that represent the Egyptian star, said: “The timing of Karim’s partnership with HEAD could not be better and at just twenty-seven years of age his best years are still ahead of him.”
Born in Cairo, Egypt, Darwish is married to female fellow HEAD player Engy Kheirallah and since turning professional in 1999, the former World Junior Champion has claimed fifteen (15) PSA World Tour titles from twenty-four (24) final appearances.
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internationalSPORTgroup have announced that Egypt’s World No.1 squash player Karim Darwish has signed a long-term contract with HEAD Sport to endorse the brand’s range of squash rackets, footwear and apparel.