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It’s four national titles each for Low Wee Wern and Ivan Yuen

It’s four national titles each for Low Wee Wern and Ivan Yuen

Malaysian Nationals finished just in time ahead of partial-lockdown amid second wave of COVID-19 cases By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Low Wee Wern and Ivan Yuen both celebrated their fourth Malaysian national titles last weekend. The event was at risk of being cut short, as a second wave of COVID-19 infections [...]

October 18, 2020 Alex Wan News 0

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

Harleein Tan Nick(s) Uniqlo sponsorship and a prestigious education scholarship By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor At just a tender age of eleven, Malaysia’s Harleein Tan has joined the ranks of Roger Federer and previously, Novak Djokovic, as ambassadors of major Japanese label Uniqlo. While her deal is nothing in comparison to [...]

August 15, 2020 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Hong Kong’s Au siblings bow out at the top of their game

Hong Kong’s Au siblings bow out at the top of their game

Annie and Leo call their quits over the Covid-19 lockdown period By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong’s most decorated pair of siblings, Annie and Leo Au, both called time on their careers after a combined 28 years on tour – elder sibling Annie joining the tour in 2004 and Leo [...]

August 4, 2020 Alex Wan News 0

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Malaysian star Low Wee Wern shares her memories of soon-to-be-demolished Kallang and what would be an ideal replacement By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre may be aged, but it is an iconic and memorable squash venue for many. Back in 1989, the World Men’s Team Championship was held [...]

May 20, 2020 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Covid-19 continues to hit as major events in Asia postponed indefinitely

Covid-19 continues to hit as major events in Asia postponed indefinitely

Asian Team Championships and Asian Junior Championships halted but World Juniors set to run By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Asian squash continues to be hit by the Covid-19 coronavirus situation. Two major regional events, the Asian Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur and the Asian Junior Championships in Qingdao, China, have both [...]

March 7, 2020 Alex Wan News 0

Tarek Momen wins his first major – and it’s the World Championship!

Tarek Momen wins his first major – and it’s the World Championship!

Tarek Momen is the World Champion By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Egypt’s Tarek Momen was crowned World Champion today at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. The World No.3 put up a stellar performance to beat New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll in straight games to win his maiden World [...]

November 15, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Paul Coll and Tarek Momen to contest World Champs final

Paul Coll and Tarek Momen to contest World Champs final

Paul Coll creates history as first Kiwi to play in the World Champs final since Ross Norman in 1986 as Tarek Momen reaches his second successive final By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Paul Coll and Tarek Momen will contest the 2019 PSA Men’s World Championships final tomorrow after they both won [...]

November 14, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Marwan wins the ElShorbagy battle to ensure new World Champion

Marwan wins the ElShorbagy battle to ensure new World Champion

A new World Champion to be crowned after Marwan stops elder brother Mohamed By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor There will be a new name etched onto the PSA Men’s World Championship trophy on Friday after Mohamed ElShorbagy was beaten by his own younger brother Marwan in a seesaw match that went [...]

November 13, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Paul Coll fully tested by Omar Mosaad in two hour thriller

Paul Coll fully tested by Omar Mosaad in two hour thriller

Paul Coll survives while Zahed Salem takes out Miguel Rodriguez By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Zahed Salem produced the upset of the day here at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre in Doha, Qatar when he took out the flashy Columbian Miguel Rodriguez. But it was Paul Coll and Omar Mosaad [...]

November 12, 2019 Alex Wan News 2

Amazing display of accuracy sends Willstrop into the last eight

Amazing display of accuracy sends Willstrop into the last eight

It’s joy for England’s Willstrop while fairy tale for Tamimi ends By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor James Willstrop rolled back the years today as he put up a magnificent display to send third seed and 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad packing in the last 16 of the 2019 Men’s World [...]

November 11, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

All seeds from bottom half through to last 16

All seeds from bottom half through to last 16

No upsets but heartbreak for Leo Au By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor There were no upsets on the lower half of the draw today as all seeds made it through to the round of 16. Five Egyptians, led by top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy, Marwan ElShorbagy, Mohamed Abouelghar, Omar Mosaad and Zahed [...]

November 10, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

More Qatari joy as Abdulla Al Tamimi betters own record by making it into last 16 of World Champs

More Qatari joy as Abdulla Al Tamimi betters own record by making it into last 16 of World Champs

On fire Abdulla Al Tamimi powers through into the last 16 By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Abdulla Al Tamimi rewrote his own history today when he broke a record he made barely 24 hours ago at the Khalifah Tennis and Squash Centre in Doha. After being the first Qatari to reach [...]

November 9, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Historic double for Qatar as Tamimi and Amjad make second round of World Championships

Historic double for Qatar as Tamimi and Amjad make second round of World Championships

Tamimi overcomes home court jitters to make second round of World Champs By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor History was made today at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Centre when two Qataris made it into the second round of the 2019 Men’s World Championships held here in Doha, Qatar. Top player Abdulla [...]

November 8, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen win in Chennai ahead of Worlds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Malaysian contingent at the HCL SRFI Indian Tour Chennai Leg had plenty to celebrate for after Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen both won their finals, albeit in very contrasting fashion. While Rachel was dominant [...]

October 24, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

World Junior Champion not surprised at her senior success because of her hard work By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It has taken her five attempts and three finals to get there, but after playing second fiddle for two consecutive times, Hania El Hammamy can now proudly claim her title of World [...]

September 23, 2019 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0