The last two quarter-finals of the Australian Open saw French Greg Gaultier (piv ri) and Egypt’s Ramy Ashour playing immaculate matches beating Karim Darwish (EGY, pic le) and Thierry Lincou (FRA) to take the last to semi-final spots. Right from the beginning the 5th seed Gaultier was powering through to a two games lead against Karim Darwish. The Egyptian managed to stay in the match by taking the 3rd but Gaultier was able to close down in the 4th game. His semi-final opponent will be World Champion 2008 Ramy Ashour who produced unbelievable shoots to down former World Champion (2004) Thierry Lincou in straight games.
Eight top seeds complete the quarters!
Also the last four matches of 2nd round of the Australian Open went into the favourites (four former world no. 1) direction. 5th seed Frenchman Greg Gaultier never let Englishman Tom Richards get into the match and Egyptian Karim Darwish always stayed …
Richards rocks Selby in Canberra!
England’s Tom Richards (pic) caused the biggest upset in the men’s Australian Open when he outlasted fellow countryman Daryl Selby, the 9th seed, in five games in the 2nd day of 1st round in Canberra. There were no worries for France’s former world n…
Top seeds in form at the Australian Open!
First four matches in the 2nd round of the men’s draw of the Australian Open saw that all higher seeded players passing their opponents. World no. 1 Nick Matthew (ENG) did not face big problems beating Egyptian 11th seed Wael El Hindi in straight gam…
World Champions field compete in Manchester!
A star-studded field, boasting six World No.1’s, four World Champion and eight players from the current world’s top 10, will compete in the ROWE British Squash Grand Prix, to be staged in Manchester, England from the 15th to 20th September. England’s…
Greg Gaultier beats Mark Krajcsak!
EICC: French 5 times European Champion Greg Gaultier (pic) beat Hungarian Mark Krajcsak in straight games 11-5, 11-5, 11-7. This result surprises so far, that Gaultier had to take an injury break after 7-0 in the 1st game, because he twisted his ankle …