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New columnist Ashley Davies: I’m tipping Gregory Gaultier and Laura Massaro to win in Dubai

New columnist Ashley Davies: I’m tipping Gregory Gaultier and Laura Massaro to win in Dubai

Dubai World Series Finals will be a great showcase By ASHLEY DAVIES – Squash Mad Correspondent   What a fantastic season of squash it has been. I have never seen such active competition for the world number one spot. With players earning the one spot for the first time in their careers, players having to relinquish [...]

June 4, 2017 Ashley Davies Comment, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy feels at home in Dubai for the World Series Finals

Mohamed ElShorbagy feels at home in Dubai for the World Series Finals

‘I want to finish a disappointing season on a high’ By ELLIE MAWSON    Former World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is aiming to end a disappointing 2016-17 season on a high with victory at next month’s PSA Dubai World Series Finals – with the lucrative tournament set to light up Dubai Opera between June 6-10.  The [...]

June 2, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Alison Waters delighted to part of the show in Dubai

Alison Waters delighted to part of the show in Dubai

‘I’ve got nothing to lose; there is no pressure on me’ By ELLIE MAWSON   England’s World No.9 Alison Waters says she can’t wait for the action to get under way at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, which takes place at Dubai Opera from June 6–10. Waters originally finished ninth on the PSA Women’s [...]

June 2, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0
Nicol David bids for World Games gold record

Nicol David bids for World Games gold record

Malaysian superstar chases fourth title in Poland By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Malaysia’s eight-time women’s world squash champion Nicol David is bidding to win a record fourth World Games gold medal when the 2017 event takes [...]

June 2, 2017 News
Gregory Gaultier meets Ali Farag in World Series Final opener in Dubai

Gregory Gaultier meets Ali Farag in World Series Final opener in Dubai

Reigning champion meets new boy in opening match on stage By SEAN REUTHE   Defending champion Gregory Gaultier, the French World No.1 who has gone 27 matches and six consecutive tournaments undefeated in 2017, will take on Egyptian World No.5 [...]

June 1, 2017 News
Nouran Gohar aims to conquer big-match nerves in Dubai

Nouran Gohar aims to conquer big-match nerves in Dubai

‘I was too excited last year’ By ELLIE MAWSON   World No.5 Nouran Gohar says she is determined to put nerves to one side and improve on last year’s disappointing performance when the 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals takes [...]

June 1, 2017 News
Gregory Gaultier returns to summit of men’s world rankings

Gregory Gaultier returns to summit of men’s world rankings

Lead changes four months in a row By SEAN REUTHE   Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has become World No.1 for the sixth time in his career, overtaking Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad to top the PSA Men’s World Rankings after they were [...]

June 1, 2017 News
Nour El Sherbini stays at World No.1 for 14th month in a row

Nour El Sherbini stays at World No.1 for 14th month in a row

By SEAN REUTHE   Egypt’s two-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini has maintained her position as World No.1 for a 14th consecutive month after the latest PSA World Rankings were released today (June 1). El Sherbini sits a place ahead [...]

June 1, 2017 News
Camille Serme won’t let pressure affect her in Dubai

Camille Serme won’t let pressure affect her in Dubai

‘There are so many good players around and anyone can win it’  By ELLIE MAWSON   Despite enjoying the most successful season of her career to date France’s Camille Serme says the pressure is off ahead of next month’s PSA [...]

May 31, 2017 News
Gregory Gaultier wants to maintain that winning feeling in World Series Finals

Gregory Gaultier wants to maintain that winning feeling in World Series Finals

‘I’ve been training for 30 years and it’s all about hard work’  By ELLIE MAWSON   Current World No.2 Gregory Gaultier will be aiming to keep his 27-match unbeaten streak – the longest of his career – alive as he [...]

May 31, 2017 News
Ali Farag replaces Ramy Ashour in World Series Finals

Ali Farag replaces Ramy Ashour in World Series Finals

Ali Farag steps up to make his Dubai debut By NATHAN CLARKE   Egyptian Ali Farag is set to make his first ever appearance at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals after three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour today withdrew from [...]

May 31, 2017 News
Back to the Future … version française

Back to the Future … version française

Back to the Future … version française By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   A nostalgic trip back to Angers, France, provided Squashmad.com reporter James Roberts with a ‘Back to the Future’ style experience in more ways than one as [...]

May 30, 2017 News
Karim Gawad aims to end dream season on a high note at the Opera

Karim Gawad aims to end dream season on a high note at the Opera

‘Best-of-three format will be tricky because I am a slow starter’ By NATHAN CLRKE   Egyptian World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad says he is relishing the chance to compete in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals for the first time [...]

May 30, 2017 News
James Willstrop keen to appear on stage at Dubai Opera

James Willstrop keen to appear on stage at Dubai Opera

‘It’s a new iconic place to add to the list of amazing venues for squash’ By NATHAN CLARKE   England’s World No.6 James Willstrop says he can’t wait to appear at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals and test himself [...]

May 30, 2017 News
The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

‘People spat at me and insulted me’ says former professional player who came out in 1997 EXCLUSIVE: By ALEXIA CLONDA   The revelation in an interview by American writer James Zug that squash stars Rachael Grinham and Jenny Duncalf were [...]

May 28, 2017 Comment, Growing the game, News