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End of the line at Grand Central as Karim Abdel Gawad rocks reigning champion Simon Rösner

End of the line at Grand Central as Karim Abdel Gawad rocks reigning champion Simon Rösner

‘Karim produced a masterclass and I never got into the game’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.5 Karim Abdel Gawad ended the title defence of Germany’s Simon Rösner after a commanding performance from the Egyptian saw him move into the semi-finals of the PSA Platinum event held at New York’s iconic Grand Central [...]

January 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Forget endless reps, trust your feelings and sensations that occur when you do things right By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent My Gevolution learning process started after writing my book “The G Spot, A Book about Squash”. I was given the book Deporte and Complejidad (Complex Sports Systems) written by Natalia Balague and [...]

January 21, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

ToC: Crowd favourite Amanda Sobhy sets up third round clash with Nour El Tayeb

ToC: Crowd favourite Amanda Sobhy sets up third round clash with Nour El Tayeb

‘Last year I was on the long road back. This time I might put a bit of pressure on myself’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy got her title challenge under way at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions with a 3-0 victory over Canada’s Danielle Letourneau in round two [...]

January 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Karim Abdel Gawad gets back on track with marathon win over Fares Dessouky

Karim Abdel Gawad gets back on track with marathon win over Fares Dessouky

‘I feel like I have been given a new life and my tournament is starting all over again’ By ALAN THATCHER, SEAN REUTHE and CHRIS McCLINTICK Karim Abdel Gawad admitted it felt like he was “given another life” after his [...]

January 20, 2019 News
Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

‘I feel honoured to share a court with guys like James’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.2 Ali Farag got the better of former World No.1 James Willstrop in the standout match of day three of the J.P. [...]

January 19, 2019 News
Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Tragic injury for Joel Makin as he dominates Karim Gawad By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.3 Simon Rösner kicked off the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title with a commanding 3-0 victory over Australia’s Ryan [...]

January 18, 2019 News
Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

11 Points with Amanda Sobhy: ‘Being out injured gave me the chance to rebuild my game and come back hungry to improve’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor On the eve of the Tournament of Champions, US No.1 [...]

January 17, 2019 Interviews, News
Home hero Harrity happy to stay on track to gain first win under the chandeliers at Grand Central

Home hero Harrity happy to stay on track to gain first win under the chandeliers at Grand Central

‘After all these years I am overjoyed to win on this stage’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York  The opening day of action at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions saw men’s United States No.1 Todd Harrity beat Hong Kong’s [...]

January 17, 2019 News
ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

‘We need more tournaments with unique venues like this’ By SEAN REUTHE Two-time J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winner Nour El Sherbini says that she is looking forward to appearing at one of the most unique locations on the PSA [...]

January 15, 2019 Interviews, News
Million-dollar blockbuster ready to roll in Chicago

Million-dollar blockbuster ready to roll in Chicago

Champions will bank $72,000 in squash’s biggest-ever showcase By SEAN REUTHE  The draws for the 2018-19 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family have been announced, with some blockbuster fixtures in store at Chicago’s Union Station between February 23 [...]

January 15, 2019 News
Tarek takes title but Dessouky is back with a bang

Tarek takes title but Dessouky is back with a bang

Mighty Momen the master in Mumbai  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and Sachika Irshwin Balvani (Squash Mad Correspondent in Mumbai) Tarek Momen halted Fares Dessouky’s comeback rampage to win the final of the CCI International in Mumbai. Momen took [...]

January 14, 2019 News
Jan the man in Kent Open final

Jan the man in Kent Open final

Tunbridge Wells triumph for Belgian Brummie  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Jan Van Den Herrewegen won the Colin Payne Kent Open after a punishing, pulsating final against top seed Rui Soares. The Birmingham-based Belgian won a massively entertaining [...]

January 13, 2019 News
Top seeds to contest Kent Open final

Top seeds to contest Kent Open final

Rui Soares wins Mexican stand-off as Leonel Cardenas shows massive potential By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Top seeds Rui Soares and Jan Van Den Herrewegen will contest the final of the Colin Payne Kent Open, sponsored by Select [...]

January 12, 2019 News
World champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to defend Canary Wharf title

World champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to defend Canary Wharf title

Yorkshire youngster Sam Todd is awarded Canary Wharf wild card By SEAN REUTHE World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy will return to London’s stunning East Wintergarden between March 10-15 as he aims to defend his Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic title. [...]

January 11, 2019 News
Colin Payne Kent Open: Nick hits the Wall after brutal week

Colin Payne Kent Open: Nick hits the Wall after brutal week

Top seeds coast through, with a tasty bagel for Soares By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Rising star Nick Wall is looking forward to a rest after completing the busiest week of his life. The Sheffield teenager bowed out [...]

January 11, 2019 News