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Nick Matthew masters Simon Rosner to claim fifth Canary Wharf title

Nick Matthew masters Simon Rosner to claim fifth Canary Wharf title

Matthew maintains momentum as he dominates Canary Wharf final  By JOEL DURSTON and ALAN THATCHER at Canary Wharf   Nick Matthew bagged his fifth Canary Wharf title, beating Simon Rosner 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 in a heavyweight battle full of ferocious hitting and frenzied rallies. The scoreline might suggest it was a fairly routine win against a [...]

March 28, 2015 Alan Thatcher News 0

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

The Bruise Brothers … and Sisters  SQUASH is no place for wimps, as our growing gallery of trophy ‘Campilley kisses’ will testify. If you have one to match it,  email lee@squashmad.com and I’ll add it to the the rogue’s gallery. Later, we’ll ask King of Sting, Cameron Pilley to vote for his favourite. Major prize for the [...]

March 27, 2015 Lee Horton Comment, Fun Stuff, News 4

Simon Rosner aims for third English scalp as he faces Nick Matthew in Canary Wharf final

Simon Rosner aims for third English scalp as he  faces Nick Matthew in Canary Wharf final

Rampant Rosner stops another all-English final as Matthew halts Selby  By ALAN THATCHER and JOEL DURSTON at Canary Wharf   Simon Rösner gatecrashed the party again to book a place in the final of the Canary Wharf Classic. After beating the English number three James Willstrop in straight games in the quarter-finals, he outfought home number two [...]

March 26, 2015 Alan Thatcher News 0
Super Selby sinks No.3 seed Golan in Canary Wharf marathon

Super Selby sinks No.3 seed Golan in Canary Wharf marathon

Tiebreak tussle decides second-longest match in Canary Wharf history as Rosner stops an all-English advance By LEE HORTON at Canary Wharf    England’s Daryl Selby came through a “boxing match” to reach his first Canary Wharf semi-final last night after [...]

March 25, 2015 News
Leading squash athletes would light up the Olympic Games

Leading squash athletes would light up the Olympic Games

Canary Wharf is the place to dispel any myths about squash deserving an Olympic place SQUASH MAD COMMENT By FRED NATHAN – Guest columnist from The Sun If any doubts remain about the popularity of elite squash in the UK, a [...]

March 25, 2015 Comment, Growing the game, News
James Willstrop is back with a bang … and a bagel

James Willstrop is back with a bang … and a bagel

Canary Wharf turns into a giants’ causeway as James Willstrop produces a magical return to his theatre of dreams By LEE HORTON at Canary Wharf JAMES WILLSTROP went through the menu on his return to Canary Wharf last night, a [...]

March 24, 2015 News
Daryl Selby sinks Joe Lee in marathon opening match at Canary Wharf

Daryl Selby sinks Joe Lee in marathon opening match at Canary Wharf

England veterans Selby and Matthew see off young challengers   By LEE HORTON and ALAN THATCHER at Canary Wharf    Joe Lee has hopes of becoming the new young English gun on the block but his 77-minute scrap with England [...]

March 23, 2015 News
Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Mazen Hesham

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Mazen Hesham

The crazy, reckless impatient Mazen Hesham gets ready for his Canary Wharf debut By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Young Egyptian Mazen Hesham describes his playing style as reckless, crazy and impatient. I can’t wait to see him in action on the [...]

March 23, 2015 Interviews, News
Canary Wharf drama in qualifying finals

Canary Wharf drama in qualifying finals

  Frenchman told to play more like an Egyptian in Canary Wharf comeback battle By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon Lucas Serme thanked Egytpian Yathreb Adel for helping him to beat Leo Au of Hong Kong in the qualifying finals of [...]

March 22, 2015 News
World Juniors cancelled due to terror alert

World Juniors cancelled due to terror alert

World Junior Championships cancelled in Egypt after Tunisian terrorist attacks provoke fears in squash community By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The World Junior Championships, scheduled to start in Cairo in July, have been cancelled because of rising fears over terrorist [...]

March 21, 2015 News
11 Points with Canary Wharf wild card Eddie Charlton

11 Points with Canary Wharf wild card Eddie Charlton

Getting up close with Nick Matthew on the glass court is a major milestone for wild card Eddie Charlton By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Eddie Charlton will be making his glass-court debut at Canary Wharf on Monday night, having [...]

March 19, 2015 Alan's Blog, Interviews
Lauren Selby is a girl on a mission

Lauren Selby is a girl on a mission

Jamie Oliver changed the way kids eat. Lauren Selby wants to do the same with sport By LAUREN SELBY – Squash Mad Guest Columnist   Off The Wall Squash head coach Lauren Selby is alarmed at the lack of PE opportunities in [...]

March 19, 2015 Coaching and Development, Comment, Growing the game, News
G-Spot Squash Column: Don’t let talk of winning ruin your game

G-Spot Squash Column: Don’t let talk of winning ruin your game

Focus on each point, shot by shot, and only think about winning when the match is over By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist and Author of G-Spot Squash How many times do you hear the phrase ‘It’s all about winning’? Parents, [...]

March 19, 2015 Coaching and Development, Comment
Canary Wharf Countdown: 11 points with LJ Anjema

Canary Wharf Countdown: 11 points with LJ Anjema

It’s not time for the coffee just yet as LJ finds a new thirst for squash after five months’ injury absence By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Dutch ace LJ Anjema is really looking forward to the Canary Wharf Classic. [...]

March 18, 2015 Alan's Blog, Interviews
Canary Wharf Countdown Interview: 11 Points With Max Lee

Canary Wharf Countdown Interview: 11 Points With Max Lee

Canary Wharf win over Karim Darkish sparked rise up the rankings for Max Lee By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Hong Kong number one Max lee has climbed to a career-high of 16 in the PSA World Rankings, and he [...]

March 16, 2015 Interviews, News