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Diego Elias and Annie Au are new Macau Open champions

Diego Elias and Annie Au are new Macau Open champions

Annie Au wins biggest career title while Diego Elias win second title in a month By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The wrath of the weather once again denied tonight’s final matches the prestige of being played at the impressive all-glass court set up at the Tap Seac Square. However, that did [...]

April 14, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Low Wee Wern continues dream run in Macau

Low Wee Wern continues dream run in Macau

Low Wee Wern beats third Egyptian in a row to make Macau final By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The semi-final matches at the Tap Seac Square had to be cut short after heavy rain interrupted play halfway through the second game of the men’s first semi-final. Then, third seed Omar Mosaad [...]

April 13, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Annie Au saves four match balls and Saurav Ghosal beaten in Macau

Annie Au saves four match balls and Saurav Ghosal beaten in Macau

Au makes the greatest escape while Lobban takes out Ghosal By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Local favourite Annie Au pulled off what might be the greatest escape of her career when she saved four match balls at two games to one down, and come back to win her quarter final match [...]

April 12, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Low Wee Wern sends second seed Salma Hany packing in Macau

Low Wee Wern sends second seed Salma Hany packing in Macau

Low Wee Wern scores biggest win since injury comeback and seeds tested By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern achieved her biggest win since coming back from a 20-month injury break here today when she ousted world number 14 and tournament second seed Salma Hany in convincing fashion. The [...]

April 11, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Women seeds all through in Macau while upsets in the men’s

Women seeds all through in Macau while upsets in the men’s

Women safely through while trio of men seeds falter on opening day in Macau By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Macau Squash Open 2019 opened today with a trio of upsets in the men’s event, while the seeds in the women’s all through to the next round. There was also no [...]

April 10, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Elias to make Macau Open debut as top seed

Elias to make Macau Open debut as top seed

Diego Elias to make Macau debut as top seed alongside local favourite Annie Au By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The annual Macau Squash Open returns onto the PSA calendar once again and will continue to feature equal prize money of US$ 50,000 each for both the men’s and women’s events. The [...]

April 8, 2019 Alex Wan News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

“The media, locally and internationally, have been very supportive of my squash career and I am thankful to all their contributions.” By Kng Zheng Guan and Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Correspondents Eight-time world champion and a true Malaysian legend Nicol David, had a little special treat for the Malaysian media as she took [...]

March 28, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

‘What she has achieved will be impossible to match’ By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Tributes poured in today following the news that Nicol David has announced plans to retire from playing and revealed her plans to support and encourage a new generation of players. Messages came not only from Malaysia, where [...]

February 19, 2019 Alex Wan News 1

Ryunosuke Tsukue and Satomi Watanabe win Japanese Nationals

Ryunosuke Tsukue and Satomi Watanabe win Japanese Nationals

Young Japanese duo defend national titles in style By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Japan’s young duo of Ryunosuke and Satomi Watanabe successfully defended their national titles in Yokohoma on 25 November 2018. Ryunosuke won his fifth successive title while Satomi defended hers for the first time. The All-Japan Squash Championships, as [...]

December 23, 2018 Alex Wan News 1

Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern wins in Singapore

Low Wee Wern produces A-game on final day to win Singapore title By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seed Low Wee Wern put on her A-game on the final day to comfortably see off the challenge of second seeded Lee Ka Yi of Hong Kong in straight games. The 28-year old [...]

December 1, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi to contest in Singapore final

Young Indians run halted by top seeds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Lee Ka Yi will play for the title here in Singapore tomorrow after both saw off their surprise Indian opponents. Wee Wern staved off the challenge of teenager Sunayna Kuruvilla, while Ka Yi [...]

November 30, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Indian pair gate crash Singapore Open semis

Tanvi Khanna and Sunayna Kuruvilla upset the seeding to go into last four By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It was a good day for India on quarter-finals day as both their representatives took out higher ranked opponents. Tanvi Khanna got the ball rolling for the team, taking out Malaysia’s Jessica Keng, [...]

November 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Trio of upsets in Singapore as top seed Wee Wern stays on course

Tanvi Khanna leads a trio of upsets in Singapore By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor India’s Tanvi Khanna continued her giant-killing run at the Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open, taking out fourth seed Colette Sultana in straight games. Her win today is her second consecutive upset, after taking out the ninth seed yesterday. [...]

November 28, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

Singapore Open : Local juniors halted in opening round

No joy for local hopefuls By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Tecnifibre Singapore Squash Open 2018 kicked off this afternoon with five local hopefuls aiming to progress into the next round. Things did not start great for the hosts as Yukino Tan was forced to pull out after spraining her ankle [...]

November 27, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag produces masterclass performance to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag today produced a well thought out masterclass performance to deconstruct the German tree chopper Simon Rosner in straight games to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy. Playing to a full house in [...]

November 2, 2018 Alex Wan News 0