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 this year and has not played competitively since winning a record-breaking third World Junior Championship in July.
But the 2012 British Open runner-up, who has fallen to 15th in the latest world rankings, is confident her remodelled training routine will pay dividends in the New Year.
“I had a lot of injuries this year so I decided to spend the other half of this season to recover and start from the beginning of the year fresh and a hundred percent ready”, the former world number four told the Cairo Post.
“I changed everything in my training routine so I could blend in with the life of top 10 pro. You have to be ready for anything and that’s why I decided to slow things down and start some new training techniques.”
The Greenwich Open champion last featured on the WSA Tour at the British Open in May, where she suffered a second-round exit at the hands of Omneya Abdel Kawy.
However, the Alexandria-based youngster is now back in full training and will be looking to better her 2012 performance at the Tournament of Champions, where she fell at the semi-final stage to Natalie Grinham.