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Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Eighth wonder: Record-breaker Nicol reigns again in Hong Kong By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter WORLD number one Nicol David continued her love affair at the Hong Kong Open, as she claimed an eighth successive title at the spectacular Cultural Centre with a 3-0 victory over world number three Raneem El Weleily. David, who [...]

December 8, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR was back on court today, less that 24 hours after injury blew away his hopes of glory at the Hong Kong Open. The world number one returned to the all-glass court in  Hong Kong harbour for a gentle hit to test out the hamstring injury…and was promply hit with a [...]

December 7, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

By LEE HORTON JAMES WILLSTROP came back from the brink of defeat to produce one of the greatest wins of his career, beating Egyptian star Mohamed Elshorbagy 20-18 in the fifth after a two-hour epic in Hong Kong today. The Englishman needed eight match balls before finally booking his place in the last four after [...]

December 6, 2013 Lee Horton News 6
Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR’S injury nightmare returned today to force him out of the Hong Kong Open midway through his quarter-final match with Spaniard Borja Golan. The world number one’s season has been cruelly dogged by hamstring problems already [...]

December 6, 2013 News
Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Tight shoe laces, dinner with Elvis and the Cayman Islands…11 points with world number seven Jenny Duncalf By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter JENNY DUNCALF is a former world number two and has won nine WSA Tour titles. But [...]

December 5, 2013 News
WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

By MICHAEL CATLING World number one Nicol David has called on the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) to focus on the long-term, rather than the short-term, when negotiating tournaments in the future. The WSA has come under-fire recently after the World [...]

December 3, 2013 News
Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

It’s always great to receive feedback about Squash Mad. Today’s postbag produced inspiring messages from two world champions, Ramy Ashour and Cassie Thomas (nee Jackman), who both love the site. Ramy is gearing up for a return to the PSA [...]

December 3, 2013 Fun Stuff, News
New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

By MICHAEL CATLING Teenage superstar Nour El Sherbini will return to action at the Tournament of Champions early next year, Squash Mad can reveal. The 18-year-old Egyptian, who has already won three WSA tour titles, has been plagued by injuries [...]

December 2, 2013 News
New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

By LEE HORTON Top coach squash coach Mark Sachvie has tragically died, while attending the memorial service of Canadian squash player Adrian Dudzicki who was killed in a road accident 10 days ago. Sachvie, who was racquets director at the [...]

December 1, 2013 News
Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

EGYPTIAN squash maestro Amr Shabana has become one of an elite group of squash legends to complete an unbroken 10-year run as a top 10 ranked player on the PSA World Tour. The 34-year-old four-time World Champion has climbed one place to ninth [...]

December 1, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

By ALAN THATCHER GOOD to see Ramy Ashour back in action in Hong Kong. Let’s hope the hamstring holds up and he can quickly get back to the dazzling form that preceded his unhappy withdrawal from the World Championships in Manchester. [...]

November 30, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH fans can throw away their hats, scarves and winter warmers, the Allam British Open is coming indoors. After last May’s failed gamble to stage the event outdoors on the pitch at Premier League Football Club Hull [...]

November 30, 2013 News
England Squash: Why we had to ban Pakistan from British Junior Open

England Squash: Why we had to ban Pakistan from British Junior Open

  By LEE HORTON ENGLAND Squash today explained to SquashMad.com why they were forced to ban all players from Pakistan from January’s British Junior Open in Sheffield. The governing body, who run the world’s most prestigious junior event, revealed they [...]

November 27, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist SQUASH star Chris Simpson appears on the BT Sport Channel this weekend. In a new series, BT bring together athletes from two different sports, and Simpson was filmed with British tennis No.2 Dan Evans [...]

November 27, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s 2020 Olympic bid could be set for a dramatic revival after International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach revealed that the number of Olympic sports could still be increased ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Toyko. The sport’s third Olympic campaign [...]

November 27, 2013 News