Ali Farag is number one seed for the Canary Wharf Classic ©Getty Images

Squash world number one Ali Farag goes into the Canary Wharf Classic tomorrow hoping to win one of the few tournaments that has escaped him so far in his illustrious career.

The 29-year-old Egyptian, a beaten finalist in last year’s edition, is the top seed and travels to London in good form, having won two of his last four tournaments.

Farag is duly the top seed at the tournament as three of the top four seeded players come from Egypt.

Tarek Momen and Abdel Gawad are third and fourth, respectively, while New Zealand's Paul Coll takes the second seeding.

For home fans, there will be a number of English players to cheer for at the East Wintergarden.

World number 64 Daryl Selby, who is playing in his final Canary Wharf Classic, is set to meet compatriot and world number 37 George Parker in the first round.

London's East Wintergarden is set to host the Canary Wharf Classic ©Getty Images
London's East Wintergarden is set to host the Canary Wharf Classic ©Getty Images

Joining Selby and Parker in the first round are compatriots Adrian Waller, wildcard Charlie Lee, Declan James and James Willstrop.

Former world number one Willstrop, a late addition following Marwan ElShorbagy’s withdrawal, plays Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar, while Lee faces France’s Baptiste Masotti and James takes on Germany’s Raphael Kandra.

Waller, meanwhile, plays in the tournament’s opening match, against Malaysian Eain Yow Ng.

Egypt’s former world number one Karim Abdel Gawad has withdrawn from the tournament after having close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Peru’s Diego Elias takes over Gawad’s position as the number four seed and will receive a bye into round one.

Meanwhile, Frenchman Gregoire Marche moves up to the number eight seeded position and also receives a bye.

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Gold event will reach its climax on November 19 with a total prize pool of $100,000 (£74,543/€87,389).