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Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

‘I grew up watching the great legends of the game at the Pyramids’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tarek Momen, runner-up at Canary Wharf last season, is back this year aiming to go one better. In this insightful interview, he talks revealingly about his amazing Egyptian rivals, his delight at another major [...]

March 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

From best of seven to best of three, Willstrop loves innovation at Canary Wharf By ALAN THATCHER  James Willstrop is one of the most experienced players on the PSA World Tour. At 35, he has travelled round the world many times and amassed an incredible knowledge of the game. While admitting to being something of [...]

March 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

‘The reason I became a squash player was because of Canary Wharf’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Two of England’s rising stars, Josh Masters and Richie Fallows, will clash in the Wildcard Challenge at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic next week. The prize for the winner is a place [...]

March 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

‘There is no stopping the future of squash’ says American number one By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy believes there is no stopping the future of squash ahead of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family, which will offer the sport’s first $1 million prize purse when it takes place [...]

February 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, 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

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

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

Simon Rösner ready to get back on track for ToC

Simon Rösner ready to get back on track for ToC

‘It was the greatest year of my life’ By SEAN REUTHE Germany’s World No.3 Simon Rösner will kick off the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title on Friday January 16 as he makes his first PSA Tour appearance since the birth of his son, Liam. Rösner made history last January as he [...]

January 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Aussie pro turns to coaching but still loves the challenge of playing rising stars Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian Steve Finitsis is enjoying his “retirement” from the PSA World Tour, heading back home to the northern outpost of Cairns to rejoin family, friends and team up with his old squash coach. [...]

November 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

‘I have reached six finals in six years; I always feel at home on that court’  By SEAN REUTHE  World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is relishing the prospect of defending his Qatar Classic title between October 27 – November 2 and says that he feels at home at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex after [...]

October 24, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

‘I keep coming back because the Weymuller embodies everything good about women’s squash’ By PAULINA ROJEK – Squash Mad Correspondent Brooklyn-born Olivia Blatchford Clyne (note the new hyphen and double-barreled surname) is looking forward with extra anticipation to next week’s Carol Weymuller Open at the Heights Casino in her home patch of New York City. [...]

October 12, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Piedro Schweertman wins all-Dutch final in St Petersburg

Piedro Schweertman wins all-Dutch final in St Petersburg

Iceman Piedro loves the cold  By JAMES GROSVENOR – Squash Mad Correspondent The fourth edition of the Squash Open (PSA Closed Satellite) took place at the LIGA Squash Centre in St Petersburg, ably hosted by Denis Rudakov and his team. In the match of the tournament, Piedro Schweertman squeezed through a fast-paced semi-final against Daniel [...]

October 6, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Sarah-Jane Perry opens up on ‘emotional’ Oracle NetSuite Open title win

Sarah-Jane Perry opens up on ‘emotional’ Oracle NetSuite Open title win

‘Death of my Nan spurred me on to win in San Francisco’ By SEAN REUTHE England’s World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry will appear at the Oracle NetSuite Open, PSA World Tour Silver event in San Francisco later this week, 12 months after taking the biggest title of her career there in emotional scenes. Perry, a runner-up [...]

September 26, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy back where his power show began in San Francisco

Mohamed ElShorbagy back where his power show began in San Francisco

World number one raring to go again after dominating last season  By SEAN REUTHE World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy will play his first tournament of the season at the Oracle NetSuite Open as he aims to defend the title he won with style last year at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza. ElShorbagy’s debut appearance at this tournament [...]

September 25, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Declan James takes success in his stride

Declan James takes success in his stride

‘It was nice to win but I need to go back to basics’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Columnist Rising star Declan James plans to celebrate the biggest win of his career by “going back to the drawing board”. Fresh from his victory over James Willstrop at the PSA International Open in Nantes, you [...]

September 25, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0