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Gaultier wins his own battle of Water-loo

Gaultier wins his own battle of Water-loo

By LEE HORTON GREGORY GAULTIER overcame a night on the loo and three hour’s sleep to defeat Egyptian star Mohamed El Shorbagy and book a World Championship final date with Nick Matthew. The French world No.2 came through a nail-biting four-game semi with Shorbagy then reveled that stomach troubles had severely curtailed his match preparations. [...]

November 2, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

Greg holds his nerve to end Shorbagy dream

Greg holds his nerve to end Shorbagy dream

By JOEL DURSTON Grégory Gaultier and Mohamed Elshorbagy had the full-house crowd – many of whom new to squash – enraptured in a match full of spectacular squash which Gaultier, eventually, won 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. After 78 minutes of furious, frantic, gruelling rallies, and three game balls in the fourth saved, the Frenchman took [...]

November 2, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ashour: Sometimes it gets pretty dark inside our heads

Ashour: Sometimes it gets pretty dark inside our heads

  The Guardian’s Kate Mason sets the scene for tonight’s World Championship semi-final showdown in Manchester. For more Guardian stories go to http://www.theguardian.com   Ramy Ashour, the world’s best squash player, does not have a coach. He does not have a physiotherapist, full-time manager, fitness coach or psychologist either. In fact he travels alone. But the Egyptian tops [...]

November 2, 2013 Lee Horton News 0
WORLDS: Birth of a new order in squash?

WORLDS: Birth of a new order in squash?

From JOEL DURSTON  in Manchester Mohamed Elshorbagy sprang the surprise upset of the quarter-finals as he defeated James Willstrop 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9. In a reprisal of the Egyptian’s shock win against Willstrop in the World Championships in Qatar last [...]

November 2, 2013 News
Super Greg’s the three love(r), lover, lover man

Super Greg’s the three love(r), lover, lover man

Mohamed El Shorbagy joined fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour in the last four of the World Championships scalping England’s James Willstrop 3-1 in Manchester last night. The 22 year old from Alexandria will face Frenchman Greg Gaultier who denied Daryl Selby [...]

November 1, 2013 News
Greg’s earned the right to cheeky banter says Selbs

Greg’s earned the right to cheeky banter says Selbs

  By LEE HORTON Gregory Gaultier added a little spice to tomorrow’s quarter final showdown with Daryl Selby with his post match comments following his win over Tarek Momen. “Daryl played exceptionally well against Darwish, it was a massive effort [...]

October 31, 2013 News
Talks planned to unite PSA and WSA tours

Talks planned to unite PSA and WSA tours

Squash chiefs are looking at ways to unite the men’s and women’s tours in a bid to attract ‘big fish’ sponsors. Alex Gough (pictured), CEO of the men’s Professional Squash Association, revealed in a BBC interview that talks are planned [...]

October 31, 2013 Uncategorized
Revenge is sweet as Selby downs Darwish

Revenge is sweet as Selby downs Darwish

  ENGLAND’S Daryl Selby turned the form book upside down last night when he dumped five seed Karim Darwish out of the World Squash Championship in Manchester to secure his first ever quarter final appearance. The battle with Egyptian Darwish [...]

October 30, 2013 News
Ramy has to scrap as Pilley drives him hard

Ramy has to scrap as Pilley drives him hard

  MATCH REPORTS AND ANALYSIS TO FOLLOW SOON   World No,1 Ramy Ashour had to scrap for his life before booking himself a place in the last eight at the in the AJ Bell World Championship in Manchester. Aussie bruiser Cameron [...]

October 30, 2013 News
Women go for gold in New York

Women go for gold in New York

Women’s squash is celebrating after the prize money on offer in the 2014 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions has been doubled. The kitty has been increased from $25k to $50k, which means an upgrade from WSA Silver Level to Gold. [...]

October 29, 2013 News
Hong Kong: Ramy ready for harbour hat-trick

Hong Kong: Ramy ready for harbour hat-trick

Ramy Set To Retain Hong Kong Crown 29 October 2013 Egypt’s world number one Ramy Ashour is seeded to win his third Hong Kong title in four years. The draw for the 2013 PSA World Series event  was announced in Hong Kong today. Ashour will begin the [...]

October 29, 2013 News
Will James quit the Worlds if baby arrives?

Will James quit the Worlds if baby arrives?

    By LEE HORTON WILL James Willstrop walk away from the World Squash Championships if his heavily pregnant partner Vanessa Atkinson goes into labour? That was the intriguing question on everyone’s lips in Manchester last night after the number [...]

October 27, 2013 News
WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

  NICOL DAVID bagged the $50k China Open in Shanghai after hauling herself off the floor to come from two to beat Egyptian Ran El Weleily. Victory sealed the Malaysian world No.1’s fourth WSA  title in just 42 days following her [...]

October 27, 2013 News
SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

German squash star Simon Rosner has had to make a heartbreaking decision and trade in his favourite pink shirt for a new clothing range this season. Here, in an interview with ALAN THATCHER, he reveals his love of tournament hotels [...]

October 26, 2013 Fun Stuff, Interviews
Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

    It’s all Chris Evans’s fault. It’s thanks to that notorious radio DJ that my relationship with James Willstrop is so acrimonious. It all kicked off at the 2009 British Open in Manchester when James and I found ourselves [...]

October 26, 2013 News