2010

World No1 & World Champion To Lead World Series Finals!

Egypt’s world No.1 Ramy Ashour and England’s new World Open champion Nick Matthew will lead the 8-men field for next year’s ATCO PSA World Series Finals, which will be staged at London’s Queen’s Club from 11-15 January. It’s the culmination of the PSA Super Series tour which will see the world’s 8 top players competing for the title. Matthew and Ashour will be joined by Egyptians Karim Darwish, Amr Shabana and Wael El Hindi; Frenchman Thierry Lincou; and Englishmen James Willstrop and Peter Barker. France’s defending champion Greg Gaultier also qualified, but has been forced to withdraw after an injury. The 8 players will play best-of-3-game matches in 2 pools of 4 before best-of-5 game semi-finals and the final. The World Series Finals are specifically created as a show-piece event on the ‘Z-Court’ which is constructed by ASB, the world’s most innovative court manufacturer. It will contain the very latest in squash-viewing – enabling uninterrupted 360° views of the action.
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Hisham’s demo video of the Mizuki-shot!

Yesterday we showed all squash fans Hisham Ashour’s execution of the Mizuki-shot during the quarter-final match at the PSA Masters. To learn more about this tricky shot sit back, relax and get the idea of it – watch out and try yourself.
Hisham Ashour Squash Shot – THE MIZUKI!
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Hisham Ashour shows us how to play the Mizuki shot


Hisham Ashour – King of Mizuki-shot!

The Egyptian Hisham Ashour is famous for his special shot selection, but to execute his favourite trick shot “the Mizuki Shot” at a crucial point in the quarter-final match (PSA Masters, Delhi) against French former World Champion Thierry Lincou is even more exiting. Sit back, watch it and post your comments.
Lincou Hisham QF Punj2010 Mizuki
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Nick Matthew – the winner takes it all!

“It was the best year of my career so far”, was the 1st comment of English World No.2 Nick Matthew (pic) after he won the PSA Masters in Delhi by beating English rival James Willstrop in straight games (11-7, 11-8, 11-7). It was the 15th defeat by Matthew in a row Willstrop had to take while Matthew’s won his 5th Super Series title this year and the 11th title overall including 2 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. This success will bring him back to the World No.1 spot, when January’s rankings will be presented. Additionally Matthew leads the Super Series rankings to lead the top 8 players into the Atco World Series Finals in London (11th to 15th of January 2011).

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Jenny Duncalf takes Delhi Masters crown!

Jenny Duncalf (pic), the English World No.2 was not in the mood of long rallies today, when she hammered Australian 2nd seed Kasey Brown in straight games (11-5, 11-5, 11-4) to win the WISPA Masters title in Delhi. It was the 4th victory of Duncalf over Brown and the 2nd WISPA title for the 28-years-old English women in this year.

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ROWE British Grand Prix 2011 with exclusive pre-sale offer!

The ROWE British Grand Prix will be staged in Manchester from 19th to 25th September 2011. www.isquashstore.com have secured an exclusive pre-sales window for the I love squash community to buy tickets before they go on general sale, including a buy one, get one free offer for all quarter-final, semi-final and final tickets purchased prior to 1st January 2011. The ROWE British Grand Prix is the biggest PSA Super Seri
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Top seeds in Delhi Masters finals!

Either in the WISPA Masters event or in the PSA Masters, the two top-seeded players made the final. While the two women semis took the full distance the men went for short ways. No.1 seed Jenny Duncalf (ENG, pic le) beat French girl Camille Serme (pic ri) 11-8, 8-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5 to meet Australian 2nd seed Kasey Brown (AUS) who battled it out with Annie Au of Hong Kong (11-6, 11-9, 3-11, 2-11, 11-8. After the final of the Commonwealth Games and the World Open final it will be the 3rd time that an all-English climax is on the line. 2nd seed James Willstrop stopped the giant-killer Hisham Ashour of Egypt in straight games (11-8, 11-2, 11-5) and World Open Champion Nick Matthew overcame Amr Shabana as the Egyptian conceded the match after being 0:2 to Matthew.

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Ashour outs Lincou to make Delhi semis!

The big upset of today’s PSA Masters quarter-final matches was produced by Hisham Ashour (pic le), the elder brother of Egypt’s world No.1 Ramy Ashour (pic ri). Hisham was on fire, when he beat French 34-year-old World Champion 2004 Thierry Lincou 11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5. Ashour will meet England’s Saudi World Open runner up James Willstrop, who smashed Australian Cameron Pilley 12-10, 11-1, 11-3. New World Open Champion Nick Matthew secured his semi-final slot, by defeating English compatriot Daryl Selby in straight but tight games (11-9, 11-7, 13-11). Almost the same result got 4 times World Champion Amr Shabana in the all-Egyptian quarter against his young country fellow Mohamed El Shorbagy (11-8, 11-9, 11-9). Semi-finals line up: [2] James Willstrop (ENG) v [14] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY), [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [3] Amr Shabana (EGY).

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