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BLOG: Dives and Bumps and Bruises

Alan Thatcher
Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad, the Kent Open and co-promoter of the Canary Wharf Classic. Launched the Squash 200 Partnership to build clubs of the future. Talks a bit.

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OUCH!  This the bruise left behind on the leg of Mexican player Alfredo Avila after being struck by Egyptian powerhouse Omar Mosaad in the quarter-finals of the recent Colombian Open.

Mosaad overwhelmed Avila in straight games, and beat home hero Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the semis before finishing runner-up to England’s Peter Barker in the final.

Alfredo has posted a video clip to his Facebook page to show Omar’s shot connected with his leg.

It looked pretty bad, but clearly did not stop him from diving around the court against Miguel Rodriguez, as this YouTube clip shows:


BATTERED: Alfredo Avila who was hit…hard
BIG DRILLER: Omar Mosaad creamed Avila

Rodriguez himself is one of the game’s top divers.

His spectacular leap across court at Canary Wharf against Nick Matthew is one of my screensavers!

And, if we’re talking about bruises, no article on the subject is complete without the Dangerous Brothers (otherwise known as Cameron and Morgan Pilley) and their well-documented exploits with a racket test that almost put young Morgo (below) in intensive care!



Here’s the video link. Please note the parental guidance instructions.

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And, of course, it’s not just the guys who suffer such injuries.

Here’s a picture of Vicky Botwright sporting a multi-coloured bruise after being struck by the ball a few years ago.





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