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Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

‘I feel honoured to share a court with guys like James’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.2 Ali Farag got the better of former World No.1 James Willstrop in the standout match of day three of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – the PSA Platinum event currently taking place inside New York’s [...]

January 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Tragic injury for Joel Makin as he dominates Karim Gawad By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.3 Simon Rösner kicked off the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title with a commanding 3-0 victory over Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly inside New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal. Rösner became the first German player ever [...]

January 18, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

11 Points with Amanda Sobhy: ‘Being out injured gave me the chance to rebuild my game and come back hungry to improve’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor On the eve of the Tournament of Champions, US No.1 Amanda Sobhy has announced a switch to Head Rackets. In a no-strings-attached interview, Amanda explains [...]

January 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Home hero Harrity happy to stay on track to gain first win under the chandeliers at Grand Central

Home hero Harrity happy to stay on track to gain first win under the chandeliers at Grand Central

‘After all these years I am overjoyed to win on this stage’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York  The opening day of action at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions saw men’s United States No.1 Todd Harrity beat Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip to book his place in round two as the PSA World Tour [...]

January 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA sign retail deal with Squash Pro Shop

PSA sign retail deal with Squash Pro Shop

Sales deal for World Champs and North American territory By ELLIE MAWSON The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have signed a partnership with Chicago-based retailer Squash Pro Shop, Inc which will see them become the PSA’s Official North American Retailer. As part of the agreement, Squash Pro Shop will also be the Official Retailer of the [...]

January 16, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

‘We need more tournaments with unique venues like this’ By SEAN REUTHE Two-time J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winner Nour El Sherbini says that she is looking forward to appearing at one of the most unique locations on the PSA Tour as she begins her title defence later this week at New York’s Grand Central [...]

January 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Million-dollar blockbuster ready to roll in Chicago

Million-dollar blockbuster ready to roll in Chicago

Champions will bank $72,000 in squash’s biggest-ever showcase By SEAN REUTHE  The draws for the 2018-19 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family have been announced, with some blockbuster fixtures in store at Chicago’s Union Station between February 23 and March 2. A total of 128 of the world’s greatest male and female squash [...]

January 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tarek takes title but Dessouky is back with a bang

Tarek takes title but Dessouky is back with a bang

Mighty Momen the master in Mumbai  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and Sachika Irshwin Balvani (Squash Mad Correspondent in Mumbai) Tarek Momen halted Fares Dessouky’s comeback rampage to win the final of the CCI International in Mumbai. Momen took the the title, but throughout the tournament the main international talking point was the return [...]

January 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Jan the man in Kent Open final

Jan the man in Kent Open final

Tunbridge Wells triumph for Belgian Brummie  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Jan Van Den Herrewegen won the Colin Payne Kent Open after a punishing, pulsating final against top seed Rui Soares. The Birmingham-based Belgian won a massively entertaining five-setter 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 after 76 minutes of high-quality squash in front of [...]

January 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seeds to contest Kent Open final

Top seeds to contest Kent Open final

Rui Soares wins Mexican stand-off as Leonel Cardenas shows massive potential By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Top seeds Rui Soares and Jan Van Den Herrewegen will contest the final of the Colin Payne Kent Open, sponsored by Select Gaming, after two contrasting semi-final encounters. Soares was made to battle hard by the tenacious [...]

January 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

World champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to defend Canary Wharf title

World champion Mohamed ElShorbagy back to defend Canary Wharf title

Yorkshire youngster Sam Todd is awarded Canary Wharf wild card By SEAN REUTHE World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy will return to London’s stunning East Wintergarden between March 10-15 as he aims to defend his Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic title. ElShorbagy, the reigning men’s world champion, prevailed in a marathon five-game battle with compatriot Tarek [...]

January 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Colin Payne Kent Open: Nick hits the Wall after brutal week

Colin Payne Kent Open: Nick hits the Wall after brutal week

Top seeds coast through, with a tasty bagel for Soares By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Rising star Nick Wall is looking forward to a rest after completing the busiest week of his life. The Sheffield teenager bowed out of the Colin Payne Kent Open, sponsored by Select Gaming, after losing to fellow Yorkshire [...]

January 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Amanda Sobhy ‘back at full force’ as she plans for ToC

Amanda Sobhy ‘back at full force’ as she plans for ToC

‘Making my comeback after injury at Grand Central was an emotional rollercoaster’ By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy will return to New York’s Grand Central Terminal next week as she competes for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA Platinum title – and the 25-year-old says she’s back at full fitness as she [...]

January 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Marwan falls to Mango on Mumbai return

Marwan falls to Mango on Mumbai return

Home favourites Ghosal and Tandon to clash By SACHIKA IRSHWIN BALDANI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Mumbai India’s World No.66 Mahesh Mangaonkar caused a big upset in the second round of the CCI International PSA Silver tournament after he defeated number two seed Marwan ElShorbagy in straight games. The Indian played some of his best [...]

January 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Reigning champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily top seeds in Chicago Worlds

Reigning champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily top seeds in Chicago Worlds

Squash on track for first million-dollar tournament By SEAN REUTHE Reigning champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily will top the seedings for the 2018-19 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family when the sport’s first $1 million tournament takes place in Chicago’s Union Station between February 23 – March 2. The World Championships [...]

January 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0