In the men’s draw hard-hitting German Simon Rösner (ri) pulled off one of the most impressive wins of his career to defeat 2010 champion James Willstrop (le) and book his place in the quarter-finals against the current World Champion Gregory Gaultier from France.
Team USA's 2015 triple-PanAm Games Gold medal winning hero Amanda Sobhy (ri) pulled off the biggest win of her career, and arguably one of the most significant triumphs in the history of US Squash, as she eliminated defending champion and World No.2 Raneem El Welily (le) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 in the 2nd round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – taking place in her home city of New York.
On the opening day of Women’s action at the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which for the 1st time in tournament history is offering equal prize money across both the Men’s and Women’s draws, title favourites Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Raneem El Welily, the defending champion, signalled their intentions to triumph on the sport’s grandest stage with a trio of dominant first round performances.
The second day of 1st round action at the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York saw local wild card player Todd Harrity crashing out of the tournament losing 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8 to 21-year-old Egyptian talent Fares Dessouki.
On the opening day of action at the 2016 Men’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions staged in the iconic setting of New York’s Grand Central Terminal it was Spaniard and World No19 Borja Golan (le) who made the headlines as he downs crowd-favourite and World No5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (ri) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5. “I’m really happy to win today,” said Golan.