All seeds got through the 1st round in the end, but some had to fight hard to do so. World No1 Ramy Ashour (ri) faced more problems as he liked to beat Dutch Laurens Jan Anjema 10-12, 13-11, 11-3, 11-4 (65m).
Colombian squash star Miguel Angel Rodriguez upset top seed Daryl Selby (4-11, 11-2, 11-2, 11-6 ) in the final of the Bluenose Classic to consign the Englishman to runner-up of the event in Halifax for the 3rd time since 2010.
The tournament comperes love to refer to us players by our nicknames. Many of these monikers were originally coined by the main Squash TV commentator Joey Barrington in an effort to reintroduce to squash some of the gladiatorial features the sport ...
Malaysian Nicol David and Frenchman Greg Gaultier are the new US Open champions. As David beat Laura Massaro from England in 5 tough games (13-11, 11-13, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5) to repeat her last year's title, Gaultier ...
The 1st US Open semi-final between Egyptian Karim Darwish and Frenchman Greg Gaultier was a repeat of last year's quarter-final. This time Gaultier needed 46 minutes to take the 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 victory and making his 4th PSA Tour final in a row.
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v  Karim Darwish (EGY)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
will be the semi-final line-up which will go on in a few hours in Philadelphia. At the quarters the World No3 James Willstrop was in sparkling form when he beat Simon Rosner - the world No12 from Germany 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.
In her 1st ever victory over the world No3 from Egypt, Low Wee Wern (le) upset 2012 runner-up Raneem El Weleily (ri) in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Championship (7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8) in Philadelphia to ensure double Malaysian interest in the semi-finals for the 1st time in the event's history.
Wern will meet in the semi-final World No2 Laura Massaro (ENG) who beat Kasey Brown (AUS) (10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5) after coming back from 1 game down.
In the 2nd semi, World No1 Nicol David (MAS) will face Joelle King (NZL), after dispatching Madeline Perry (IRE) in straight games (11-6, 11-6, 11-4). Before King surprisingly beat 4th seed Alison Waters (ENG) 12-10, 11-2, 11-3 in just 37 minutes.