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Legend Amr Shabana retires

Legend Amr Shabana retires

Four-time world champion is new Egyptian national coach By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Amr Shabana, the four-times world champion and one of the greatest players in the history of the game, announced his retirement today. He is believed to be taking up a new post as Egyptian national coach. Shabana, a left-hander with sublime [...]

August 27, 2015 Alan Thatcher News 0

Exclusive interview with Sarah-Jane Perry

Exclusive interview with Sarah-Jane Perry

World No.12 SJP aims to build on her National title success, boosted by steak and sweet potato fries By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor England’s World No.12 Sarah-Jane Perry would love to see squash in the Olympics. She would also love to see more tournaments offering equal prize money. And she would definitely love to [...]

August 27, 2015 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Why squash is such a glass act

Why squash is such a glass act

Open-air court used for Orlando Masters gives squash an Eye to the world By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The staging of next month’s International Masters Squash Open in Orlando, USA, highlights the growing use of all-glass squash courts by event promoters around the world. The new event, which has attracted wide interest from the worldwide [...]

August 21, 2015 Howard Harding News 0
Interview with Mohamed Elshorbagy: Part 2

Interview with Mohamed Elshorbagy: Part 2

Dealing with the pressure of being world number one, and how living in Bristol helps me unwind By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World number one Mohamed Elshorbagy continues his fascinating interview, talking about his base in Bristol, the pressure of being the man [...]

August 15, 2015 Interviews, News
Exclusive Interview with World Number One Mohamed Elshorbagy

Exclusive Interview with World Number One Mohamed Elshorbagy

Mohamed Elshorbagy interview: Part One By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Mohamed Elshorbagy approaches the new season on top of the world rankings, with a powerful, dynamic brand of squash pushing him ahead of the chasing pack. He combines this [...]

August 14, 2015 Interviews, News
Kiwi double as Paul Coll and Joelle King win Australian Open titles

Kiwi double as Paul Coll and Joelle King win Australian Open titles

Joelle King and Paul Coll take out top seeds in Melbourne By ROSS SOLLY – Squash Mad Reporter in Melbourne New Zealand took the honours with a day of double glory in the Australian Open, with Joelle King beating Annie [...]

August 9, 2015 News
Qualifier Alfredo Avila wins Colombian Open

Qualifier Alfredo Avila wins Colombian Open

Avila stuns Saurav Ghosal as Victoria Lust takes women’s title By Squash Mad Reporter   Mexico’s Alfredo Avila continued his amazing run of form to beat India’s Saurav Ghosal to win the Colombian Open in Bogota. Avila triumphed 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, [...]

August 9, 2015 News
Cam Pilley holds off Ryan Cuskelly to reach Australian Open final

Cam Pilley holds off Ryan Cuskelly to reach Australian Open final

Kiwis Paul Coll and Joelle King reach Melbourne finals By ROSS SOLLY – Squash Mad Reporter in Melbourne Australia’s number one squash player Cameron Pilley powered into the final of the 2015 Australian Open courtesy of a hard fought win [...]

August 8, 2015 News
Shocks in Colombia as top seeds topple

Shocks in Colombia as top seeds topple

Rodriguez and Barker bow out as Catalina Peláez flies the flag for Colombia By ALAN THATCHER  Top seeds Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Peter Barker lost in the semi-finals of the Colombian Open, but Catalina Peláez made it a glorious day for the [...]

August 8, 2015 News
Squash knocks on Tokyo’s door for a place in the 2020 Olympics

Squash knocks on Tokyo’s door for a place in the 2020 Olympics

WSF president upbeat after passionate presentation to Tokyo 2020 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent World champion Nicol David took centre stage as the World Squash Federation made a powerful and impassioned presentation in Tokyo today in the hope [...]

August 8, 2015 News
Aussies close in on Melbourne finals

Aussies close in on Melbourne finals

Evergreen Grinham powers through to Australian Open semi-finals By ROSS SOLLY – Squash Mad Reporter in Melbourne Ten years after winning her only Australian Open squash title, evergreen Rachael Grinham is just one win away from playing in another final. The [...]

August 7, 2015 News, Squash Around The World
Alfredo Avila shocks Borja Golan in Bogota

Alfredo Avila shocks Borja Golan in Bogota

Miguel Rodriguez keeps home fans happy in Colombia By NATHAN CLARKE World No.54 Alfredo Avila, a 24-year-old qualifier, pulled off a second consecutive upset to defeat World No.12 Borja Golan in the quarter-finals of the Abierto Colombiano de Squash Club [...]

August 7, 2015 News
Rachael and Donna fly the flag for Aussie girls in Melbourne

Rachael and Donna fly the flag for Aussie girls in Melbourne

Finitsis fights back from two games down to reach last eight with Pilley and Cuskelly By ROSS SOLLY – Squash Mad Reporter in Melbourne   It took her five gruelling matches, but Australia’s Rachael Grinham is into the quarter finals of [...]

August 6, 2015 News
Squash Set For Tokyo 2020 Presentation

Squash Set For Tokyo 2020 Presentation

Japanese teenagers join WSF bid team presenting to Tokyo 2020 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Satomi Watanabe and Ryunosuke Tsukue, two Japanese teenagers who have already shown significant prowess on the international Squash stage, will join a World Squash Federation [...]

August 6, 2015 News
Diego Elias shocks Marwan Elshorbagy in Colombia

Diego Elias shocks Marwan Elshorbagy in Colombia

Avila beats Dessouki as Egyptian seeds fall in Colombia By NATHAN CLARKE Peruvian Diego Elias, the 18-year-old who last week became just the fourth player in history to win the Wold Junior Championship for a second time, produced a sublime [...]

August 6, 2015 News