Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha!

"He was the world champion, probably the fittest guy on the tour," added the 25-year-old Egyptian. "It was not easy to beat Nick tonight."
Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha! The 2nd semi-final - also an England v Egypt affair – showed Ramy Ashour (ri), champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2009 and defending champion since 2010 Nick Matthew (le). After 4 tough games ...

Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final!

Egyptians Rule In World Semis In Doha
13 Dec 12

The final of the Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will be an all-Egyptian affair for the third time in the last five years after underdogs Mohamed El Shorbagy and Ramy Ashour triumphed against higher-ranked Englishmen in today's semi-finals of the premier PSA World Tour championship in Doha.

Boasting a $325,000 prize-fund, the second biggest in the sport's history, the Qatar PSA World Championship is being hosted by Qatar for the third time and being held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.

El Shorbagy, aged 21 and the youngest player in the world top 25, faced top seed James Willstrop in the opening semi-final. The 29-year-old world number one from Leeds boasted a 7/1 career head-to-head record over the young Alexandrian - but had been stretched to five games in a 90-minute US Open clash only two months ago.

It was one-all after 46 minutes - and it took a further 34 minutes to resolve the third game, El Shorbagy taking it 14-12 after his third game-ball.

But the experienced Willstrop, eager to win the title for the first time, battled back from 2-4 down in the fourth to draw level.

The favourite led up to 8-7 in the decider, but it was El Shorbagy who then held his nerve to win the next four points in a row to clinch the match 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8 after 112 minutes - and earn his maiden appearance in a world final.

"Before anything I want to hug my mother," the eighth seed Shorbagy (le) told event MC Robert Edwards (in Arabic) before charging off the court and into the arms of his weeping mother.
Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final! The first semi-final of the Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha was a brutal match as Mohamed El Shorbagy fought for 114 minutes to down No1 seed James Willstrop ...

El Shorbagy gate-crashes World semis in Doha!

After his sensational 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 upset over the former world No1, El Shorbagy "fell to the floor and lay there prone as the cheers washed over him," tournament MC Robert Edwards said.
El Shorbagy gate-crashes World semis in Doha! Egypt's 21-year-old Mohamed El Shorbagy (ri) - the youngest player in the world top 25 - upset 4th-seeded compatriot Karim Darwish (le) 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 to reach the World Championship semi-finals ...

PSA & ASB join forces in squash innovation!

The ASB Show Glass Court put up at Hong Kong habour with the view to the skyline of the Asian metropolis in the back ground
PSA & ASB join forces in squash innovation! The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has signed an agreement with leading court manufacturer ASB to develop new initiatives to enhance the presentation of the sport. An early result of the new ...

“Don’t Get Too Close”!

Check out the Squash Song: Video for “Don’t Get Too Close” from the upcoming ‘Property of White Pigeon’ …


Egypt Snatch Women’s World Team Title!

The younf Egyptian team (average age 23 years) might have the chance to dominate in the upcoming years. Next chance to win a big title is the World Open on the Cayman Islands
Egypt Snatch Women's World Team Title in Nimes In a dramatic final of the WSF Women's World Team Championship in Nimes which went to the wire, 2nd seeds Egypt recovered from a match down to upset favourites England to win the title ...

Top seeds England & Egypt to contest World Final!

Team Egypt straight after their semi-final victory: Coach Amir Wagih, Nour El Tayeb, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Raneem El Weleily, Nour El Sherbini and Manager Hanny Hamouda (f.l.t.r.)
Top seeds England & Egypt to contest World Final! Londoner Alison Waters marked her comeback from career-threatening injury in sensational style in the WSF Women's World Team Championship in Nimes when she beat Malaysian Low Wee Wern ...

Australia make World Semi-Finals in Nimes!

Picture shows the jubilant Aussie squad (L to R) Rachael Grinham, Sarah Cardwell, Melody Francis, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Patrick Hermanns, Vicki Cardwell and Donna Urquhart
Australia make World Semi-Finals in Nimes! Australia pulled off a sensational upset in the quarter-finals of the WSF Women's World Team Championship in Nimes when former world No1 Rachael Grinham and world No17 Donna Urquhart led the team to ...
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