Mazen Hesham
Mazen Hesham is an up-and-coming player on the world tour and first rose to prominence in 2012 after securing his first title at the NSC Sram Series No.3 in Kuala Lumpur. He has since built up a prolific reputation for being something of a maverick with his thrilling shot-making and penchant for playing some unorthodox shots making him a firm crowd favourite. Hesham broke into the world’s top 30 for the first time in 2014 and reached the semi-finals of the Macau Open, the first time he had done so at a PSA M50 event. He started 2022 by reaching a maiden gold level final but lost out to world No.1 Ali Farag in Houston Open final. Hesham’s good form continued into the New Year, reaching the last four of a major for the first time when he did it at the Allam British Open, and followed it up by making the semi-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. Those results saw him break into the world’s top eight, and he featured in the season-ending World Tour Finals for the first time at the end of the 2021-2022 campaign.