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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

Reigning champion Fiona Moverley relishes return to Nantes

Reigning champion Fiona Moverley relishes return to Nantes

‘Biggest title of my career’ By ELLIE MAWSON England’s World No.24 Fiona Moverley is looking forward to heading back to Nantes to defend her title when the Open International de Squash de Nantes takes place between September 4-9. Held at the stunning Théâtre Graslin, the Open International de Squash de Nantes will be the first [...]

August 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop interview: Squash should not demean itself in the pursuit of a place in the Olympics

James Willstrop interview: Squash should not demean itself in the pursuit of a place in the Olympics

‘Squash must stop begging to join the party’ Interview by GEOFF BEW Squash should not demean itself in pursuit of being accepted into the Olympic Games, says one of the world’s top players. Three consecutive bids to get the sport into the global showpiece have been rejected in recent years, causing bewilderment among supporters. The [...]

August 22, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 3

Gregoire Marche excited to be in the spotlight on stage in Nantes

Gregoire Marche excited to be in the spotlight on stage in Nantes

Willstrop in the way as French ace bids for fourth Nantes title in a row By SEAN REUTHE France’s Gregoire Marche is relishing the prospect of playing in front of passionate home support when he returns to defend his title at the Open International de Squash de Nantes between September 4-9. Held at the stunning [...]

August 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

‘I try not to get hung up on food and sometimes you have to accept what’s available’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Editor Squash is recognised as one of the world’s most physically gruelling sports – so imagine competing at the highest level on a vegan diet. You might consider it [...]

August 15, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Reigning champion Laura Massaro faces day one danger in Dubai

Reigning champion Laura Massaro faces day one danger in Dubai

‘It feels nice and relaxed during the day, but then there’s the intensity of the matches at night’ By ELLIE MAWSON Defending champion Laura Massaro is looking forward to defending her title when the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals light up the Emirates Golf Club this week from June 5-9. The two-time World Series [...]

June 4, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Camille Serme looks forward to PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Camille Serme looks forward to PSA Dubai World Series Finals

‘It’s so special and I won’t feel under pressure’ By SEAN REUTHE France’s World No.5 Camille Serme is relishing a return to Dubai when the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals takes place from June 5-9 at the Emirates Golf Club. The Frenchwoman has endured a frustrating season by her standards after a hugely successful [...]

June 3, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Joelle King looks forward to Dubai debut

Joelle King looks forward to Dubai debut

‘I am so excited to be part of it’ says New Zealand’s golden girl By ELLIE MAWSON New Zealand’s World No.4 Joelle King is looking forward to competing in her first ever ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals when the tournament takes place at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club from June 5-9. The Kiwi has enjoyed [...]

May 31, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Date in Dubai is a dream come true for Miguel Rodriguez

Date in Dubai is a dream come true for Miguel Rodriguez

‘When I was a kid I dreamed of playing this tournament’ By ELLIE MAWSON Colombia’s World No.14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez cannot wait to return to Dubai when the ATCO PSA World Series Finals light up the Emirates Golf Club from June 5-9. The ‘Colombian Cannonball’ is currently in the form of his life after claiming [...]

May 30, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0