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15 minutes with the World Junior Champion

15 minutes with the World Junior Champion

The pint-sized pocket dynamite from Alexandria By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Standing at just over 5 feet tall in a slender frame, looks are definitely deceiving when it comes to Rowan Reda El Araby as she is living proof that size doesn’t always matter. She may be small in size, but [...]

October 21, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Double Egyptian delight in Macau

Double Egyptian delight in Macau

Mohamed Abouelghar and Nouran Gohar champs in Macau By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It was a double Egyptian delight as second seeds Mohamed Abouelghar and Nouran Gohar took top honours at the rain interrupted finals of the Macau Squash Open 2017. After a few days of good weather with the occasional [...]

September 24, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Ghosal stuns Rosner in Macau semis

Ghosal stuns Rosner in Macau semis

Ghosal stuns Rosner and King ends Adel’s run in Macau semis By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Indian number one Saurav Ghosal put on his A-game tonight to turn the tables on top seed Simon Rosner in the semi-final of the Macau Squash Open. Playing in the opening match on the all-glass court [...]

September 23, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

The dream run of comeback kid Yathreb Adel continues

The dream run of comeback kid Yathreb Adel continues

Yathreb Adel and Omar Abdel Meguid gate crash into Macau semis By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The dream run of Yathreb Adel continues at the Macau Squash Open. The Egyptian has just made it into the semi-finals and this would be her biggest achievement to date. After taking out world number 2 [...]

September 22, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Yathreb Adel star in another Macau shocker

Yathreb Adel star in another Macau shocker

Yathreb Adel ejects top seed in Macau By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor In the opening day of the main draw of the Macau Squash Open, top seed and world number two Raneem El Welily suffered a shock defeat in the hands of giant killing compatriot Yathreb Adel. Comeback kid Yathreb Adel, who’s playing [...]

September 21, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Yathreb Adel continues to upset in Macau

Yathreb Adel continues to upset in Macau

Yathreb Adel and Rowan Elaraby gate crash Macau main draw By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Egyptian youngsters Yathreb Adel and Rowan Elaraby ran riot over their more illustrious opponents from Hong Kong to gate crash into the main draw of the $50k Macau Squash Open. Yathreb Adel continued her giant killing run [...]

September 20, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Hania El Hammamy dumped in Macau qualifiers

Hania El Hammamy dumped in Macau qualifiers

All men through and Yathreb Adel star in only upset of the day By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   It was all according to the seeding in the men’s qualifying, with top seed Raphael Kendra leading the way, easing into the next round after seeing off Thailand’s Arnold Phat in just 20 [...]

September 19, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Macau Open to run for sixth consecutive year

Macau Open to run for sixth consecutive year

El Weleily and Rosner top Macau seedings By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Macau Squash Open will be making its sixth consecutive appearance on the PSA World Tour this year. Like last year, it offers $50,000 on-site prize money and bonuses each in the men’s and women’s categories. The event will run [...]

September 12, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title and Philippines chalk up historic win

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title and Philippines chalk up historic win

SEA Games : Singapore regain men’s team title after 22 years By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hosts Malaysia won 6 of the 9 golds on offer at the squash event of the 29th South East Asian, or SEA Games for short, and it was considered a major failure no matter how one justifies it. [...]

September 6, 2017 Alex Wan News, Squash Around The World 0

Jordan and Japan have first ever titles, Malaysia win big in Asian Juniors

Jordan and Japan have first ever titles, Malaysia win big in Asian Juniors

First Asian Titles for Mohammad Al Saraj and Satomi Watanabe  By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Having made history earlier by reaching the last four at the recent World Juniors, Japan’s Satomi Watanabe and Jordan’s Mohammad Al Sarraj stamped their mark on the Asian level when both clinched the under-19 titles in Amman, Jordan. [...]

August 25, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Malaysian trio head to US for college squash

Malaysian trio head to US for college squash

Malaysian youngsters quit national team for college squash By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian youngsters Teh Min Jie, Zoe Foo and Marcus Sim recently quit the national team to take up offers from American institutions to play college squash. TThe trio, who were all part of the successful CIMB Foundation junior [...]

August 19, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

Tributes pour in for popular Ronald Fauvel

In loving memory of Ronald Fauvel A collection of memoirs for the Structural Integrator By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   For Sandra, Antoni and Giovanni – The Dubai Opera House where the PSA World Series Finals is held right now would be missing a familiar voice. The voice of Ronald Fauvel [...]

June 7, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Ivan Yuen bags his first national title and Nicol David makes a winning return By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor World number 43 Ivan Yuen bagged his first ever Malaysian national title after a gruelling 97-minute cruncher against the higher ranked and defending champion Nafiizwan Adnan, while eight-time world champion Nicol David [...]

May 28, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Japanese teenager wins her maiden PSA title in Manila By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Japan’s young rising star Satomi Watanabe clinched her maiden PSA tour title as she triumphed over Wales’ Deon Saffrey in a 73-minute thriller at the final of the 2017 Nissan Makati Open in Manila, Philippines. After taking [...]

May 22, 2017 Alex Wan News 0

Max Lee and Joshana Chinappa are new Asian champions

Max Lee and Joshana Chinappa are new Asian champions

First time Asian champions crowned in “hot” fashion By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Max Lee of Hong Kong and India’s Joshana Chinappa were crowned Asian for the first time today at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, India amidst boiling temperatures as the air conditioning did not seem to be working [...]

April 30, 2017 Alex Wan News 0