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Paul Coll and Saurav Ghosal hit career highs

Paul Coll and Saurav Ghosal hit career highs

Ali Farag still ahead in April rankings By ELLIE MAWSON  New Zealand’s Paul Coll and India’s Saurav Ghosal have both risen to career-high rankings of World No.5 and World No.10, respectively, after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for April were released today (April 1). Coll, the highest ranked Kiwi male since Ross Norman in 1993, [...]

April 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tight at the top as Nour El Sherbini closes in on Raneem El Welily

Tight at the top as Nour El Sherbini closes in on Raneem El Welily

All-Egyptian top three in PSA women’s list By ELLIE MAWSON Nour El Sherbini’s title win at the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago last month has cut the gap between her and the current World No.1 Raneem El Welily to under 200 points after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for April were released today (April [...]

April 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy beats Tarek Momen to win Grasshopper Cup

Mohamed ElShorbagy beats Tarek Momen to win Grasshopper Cup

‘This season is far from over from me – I want that number one ranking back’ By SEAN REUTHE in Zurich World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy is the 2019 Grasshopper Cup champion after getting the better of fellow Egyptian Tarek Momen in the final of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament at Zurich’s Halle 622. ElShorbagy [...]

March 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Egyptian rivals Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen to clash in Zurich final

Egyptian rivals Mohamed ElShorbagy and Tarek Momen to clash in Zurich final

‘When the crowd cheer after every point, it’s what we play for – we’re entertainers’ By SEAN REUTHE in Zurich World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and World No.3 Tarek Momen will contest the final of the 2019 Grasshopper Cup, PSA World [...]

March 31, 2019 News
Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Stars on court at Edgbaston to support new foundation launched by Deon Saffery  By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter An initiative to encourage girls, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to get fitter and more active through participating in [...]

March 30, 2019 News
Mohamed Abouelghar topples world champion Ali Farag in Grasshopper shock

Mohamed Abouelghar topples world champion Ali Farag in Grasshopper shock

‘I’ve been knocking on the door all season’ says MoMo By SEAN REUTHE Egypt’s World No.8 Mohamed Abouelghar sent World No.1 and compatriot Ali Farag out of the Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour Gold tournament as Egyptians dominated quarter-finals day [...]

March 30, 2019 News
Abouelghar beats home hero Mueller in Grasshopper Cup

Abouelghar beats home hero Mueller in Grasshopper Cup

Joel Makin falls to Ali Farag in Zurich thriller By SEAN REUTHE Home hero Nicolas Mueller bowed out of the Grasshopper Cup on day three of the PSA World Tour Gold tournament after falling to Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar in straight [...]

March 29, 2019 News
Tribute to Andy Bunting, a true gentleman of squash

Tribute to Andy Bunting, a true gentleman of squash

‘Great at spotting raw talent, Andy was a caring man who kept the players’ wellbeing a priority’ By BOB JOHNSON Andy Bunting, age 74, died on Monday 25th March 2019 at home, a true gentleman and one of the most [...]

March 28, 2019 News
Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

Nicol David engages media in Malaysia

“The media, locally and internationally, have been very supportive of my squash career and I am thankful to all their contributions.” By Kng Zheng Guan and Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Correspondents Eight-time world champion and a true Malaysian [...]

March 28, 2019 News
Rodriguez and Gawad avoid upsets on day two in Zurich

Rodriguez and Gawad avoid upsets on day two in Zurich

Miguel saves four match balls against Zahed By SEAN REUTHE Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad narrowly avoided surprise defeats on day two of the Grasshopper Cup as they claimed 3-2 wins over World No.14 Zahed Salem and [...]

March 28, 2019 News
Swiss No.1 Mueller kicks off Grasshopper Cup campaign with victory on home soil

Swiss No.1 Mueller kicks off Grasshopper Cup campaign with victory on home soil

Selby squeezes past Pilley in 85-minute marathon By SEAN REUTHE Swiss No.1 Nicolas Mueller got off to a winning start at the 2019 Grasshopper Cup as he overcame Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip by a 3-1 scoreline to reach the [...]

March 27, 2019 News
Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

Let’s tidy up the rules on lets and strokes

It’s all far too confusing – even for the pros!  By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Columnist Now, I know this may be controversial. But I am just going to come straight out with it. The rules on strokes and [...]

March 21, 2019 Comment, Growing the game, News
Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Diego Elias and Annie Au are top seeds in Macau

Strong Asian influence in two $50k events running side by side By ELLIE MAWSON Peru’s World No.9 Diego Elias has been seeded to face India’s World No.12 Saurav Ghosal in the final of the 2019 Macau Open after the main [...]

March 21, 2019 News
Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

Farag and El Welily top seeds as stars head for Eindhoven

  Stars out to deliver top performances at postal company’s new HQ By ELLIE MAWSON and ALAN THATCHER The draws for the 2019 DPD Open Squash have been announced today, with some blockbuster clashes in store at the DPD Hub [...]

March 21, 2019 News
Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Virtual sports are big business By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor When pondering why squash has been overlooked yet again for the Olympics, understanding the impact of fun activities like breakdancing and skateboarding is one thing. Accepting why eSports [...]

March 19, 2019 Alan's Blog, Comment, News