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Miguel Rodriguez and Mohamed ElShorbagy to meet in British Open final repeat

Miguel Rodriguez and Mohamed ElShorbagy to meet in British Open final repeat

‘His mum and my mum are hanging out with each other in Alexandria right now’ By SEAN REUTHE in Hull The quarter-finals of the men’s 2019 Allam British Open will see Colombia’s World No.7 Miguel Rodriguez and Egypt’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy go head-to-head in a repeat of last year’s blockbuster title decider after both [...]

May 23, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb fights back to beat Annie Au in British Open thriller

Nour El Tayeb fights back to beat Annie Au in British Open thriller

Nour saves two match balls before winning 13-11 in the fifth By SEAN REUTHE in Hull Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb overturned two match balls to come through a gripping five-game battle with Hong Kong’s Annie Au at Hull’s Allam Sport Centre as she booked her place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Allam [...]

May 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Flashing units will increase your speed, footwork and reaction time By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent World No.6 Paul Coll is among a growing group of enthusiasts who are using the new ROXs training system. When I was first introduced to the ROXs (pronounced rocks) a couple of months ago, their value for [...]

May 22, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0
Alan’s Blog: Bad vibrations over sex toy prize in Spain

Alan’s Blog: Bad vibrations over sex toy prize in Spain

Culprits resign after complaints of sexism By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Female squash players in Spain have complained bitterly after a sex toy was among the prizes on offer in a recent tournament. Competitors in the recent Asturias [...]

May 22, 2019 News
End of an era as Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf end careers at British Open

End of an era as Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf end careers at British Open

Hull of a way to say goodbye as three squash legends bow out with hugs and smiles By SEAN REUTHE in Hull An emotional second day of action at the 2019 Allam British Open saw three of squash’s most decorated [...]

May 21, 2019 News
Jenny Duncalf puts off retirement for another day

Jenny Duncalf puts off retirement for another day

‘I have a shocking record in Hull, but just wanted to put in a decent performance’   By SEAN REUTHE in Hull England’s former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf claimed her first victory at the prestigious Allam British Open since 2013 as [...]

May 21, 2019 News
Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

‘Being in the history books is an amazing feeling after a lifetime of training and travelling’ Interview by SEAN REUTHE Ahead of next week’s Allam British Open, Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez says that he is heading to Hull with the aim [...]

May 17, 2019 Interviews, News
Kiwi King is crowned in Manchester

Kiwi King is crowned in Manchester

‘She never gives up and I had to treat the third game like the first’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester New Zealand’s World No.5 Joelle King reigned victorious at the National Squash Centre after she claimed a 3-0 victory over [...]

May 13, 2019 News
Marwan ElShorbagy downs Fares Dessouky as seeds wilt at Wimbledon

Marwan ElShorbagy downs Fares Dessouky as seeds wilt at Wimbledon

Mostafa Asal takes out home hope Tom Richards By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Top seed Marwan ElShorbagy imposed himself on the tournament as he beat fellow Egyptian Fares Dessouky in the second round of the Squash Squared Open [...]

May 13, 2019 News
Tenacious Tesni Evans topples Nour El Tayeb to reach Manchester final

Tenacious Tesni Evans topples Nour El Tayeb to reach Manchester final

‘I just kept digging and played my best squash at the end’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester Tenacious Tesni Evans produced a monumental comeback to take out Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and reach the biggest PSA final of [...]

May 13, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb makes it a Manchester farewell for Laura Massaro

Nour El Tayeb makes it a Manchester farewell for Laura Massaro

‘I just wanted to fight hard, play well and put a few blows into the top five’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester England’s former World No.1 Laura Massaro exited her penultimate event, the Manchester Open, at the quarter finals stage [...]

May 12, 2019 News
‘That could have been my last match’ says nervy Laura Massaro

‘That could have been my last match’ says nervy Laura Massaro

  ‘It has been an emotional week and I was very nervous today’ By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester England’s former World No.1 Laura Massaro got her 2019 Manchester Open campaign off to a winning start after she overcame compatriot Millie [...]

May 11, 2019 News
England’s Julianne Courtice leads home hopes in Manchester Open

England’s Julianne Courtice leads home hopes in Manchester Open

Day one drama at National Centre  By ELLIE MAWSON in Manchester The opening day of action at the inaugural 2019 Manchester Open saw home hopes prevail as Manchester-based Julianne Courtice led the English charge at the National Squash Centre. Courtice [...]

May 9, 2019 News
Laura Massaro to retire at the end of this season

Laura Massaro to retire at the end of this season

World and British Open titles crown career of the greatest British female player of the modern era By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE England’s former world champion Laura Massaro has announced that she will retire from professional squash at the [...]

May 8, 2019 News
Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Brother and sister Leo and Annie Au are runners-up in KL By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent India celebrated an historic first-ever double as Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa won the men’s and women’s crowns at the 20th [...]

May 6, 2019 News