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Mathieu moves up as Momen misses out

World No.9 Tarek Momen kicks his heels after a foot injury in Canada
By Squash Mad Reporter

Nick Matthew in action
Nick Matthew will be a fans’ favourite in Manchester

Egyptian World No.9 Tarek Momen has been forced to withdraw from the up-coming AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix – Manchester 2014, after picking up a foot injury during the recent ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open.


Tarek Momen
Tarek Momen

As a result, Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet, currently ranked a career high World No.15, will move up in the draw to occupy the number eight seeding which will see him face a qualifier in the opening round while rising Egyptian talent Fares Dessouki is promoted from qualification to join the main draw, where he will face England’s Daryl Selby.

Promoters the InternationalSPORTgroup have announced that the tournament will be broadcast live in the UK by BT Sport.

The pioneering agreement will deliver live coverage and a highlights package from the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. It is a further endorsement of the sport’s growing appeal following the unprecedented success of the AJ Bell World Squash Championship staged in Manchester last year.

Mohamed Elshorbagy, Gregory Gaultier and England’s Nick Matthew, the world’s three highest ranked players, will head a stellar field that will challenge for one of the most eagerly contested events on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour to be staged from December 5-8 at National Squash Centre in Manchester.

Further broadcast details will be confirmed nearer to the championship. Alongside BT Sport, the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix will be shown live in its entirety on

The amended draw is as follows:

AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix 2014 – First Round:

[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [WC] Richie Fallows (ENG)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [5] Peter Barker (ENG)
[6] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Fares Dessouki (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [3] Nick Matthew (ENG)
[4] Borja Golan (ESP) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [7] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
[8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [Qualifier] [Q
ualifier] v [2] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)

The main draw action gets under way on Friday December 5 at the National Squash Centre, Manchester.

Tickets for the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix – Manchester 2014 can now be booked online at or by telephone on 0844 8797 949.

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