Youssef Ibrahim eliminated Mohamed ElShorbagy from the Qatar Classic for the second year in a row ©PSA

First seed Mohamed ElShorbagy has crashed out of the Qatar Classic at the hands of Youssef Ibrahim for the second year running.

The Egyptian duo met in the third round in 2020 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex with Ibrahim producing a stunning victory.

This time it was far more comfortable for the world number 17 at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) platinum event.

He took the first two games with ease, allowing ElShorbagy to rack up just eight points across them.

The world number two fought back to take the third set before Ibrahim finished him off 11-3, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9 in 47 minutes.

It was the first time in 12 years that ElShorbagy lost his opening match of a major tournament on the PSA World Tour.

Fourth seed Marwan ElShorbagy of Egypt, Mohamed's brother, pulled off a 11-9, 10-12, 11-13, 11-7, 11-6 comeback victory to avoid an upset against Spain's Borja Golan.

Like Ibrahim, Mohamed Abouelghar also took out a seeded opponent on the second day of the tournament with the Egyptian defeating compatriot, and world number six Karim Abdel Gawad in four games 4-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-3.

"I cannot put into words how much I needed this win," said Abouelghar.

"I’ve been losing a lot of 3-2s recently and it just got into my head too much.

"I managed to stay focused, put my head down and just keep working.

"I’m very happy with the performance tonight, I just kept it together until the end and without going for too much flashy stuff.

"I’m very, very happy."

In the first round, world number 68 Rui Soares made history as he became the first Portuguese player to ever win a match at a platinum level event on the PSA World Tour.

He beat Mexican Arturo Salazar 7-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, in a thrilling encounter.

However, the fairy-tale ended abruptly in round two as second seed Paul Coll of New Zealand crushed him in straight sets 11-4, 11-3, 11-5.

Play continues tomorrow in Doha with four round three fixtures including a British clash between England's Patrick Rooney and eighth seeded Welshman Joel Makin.