Severe food poisoning has forced Ong Beng Hee to withdraw from this week’s Saudi PSA World Open Championship in Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia. The 19th seed from Malaysia, due to make his 9th successive appearance in the premier annual PSA event, will be replaced in the seedings by Simon Rosner, the world No33 from Germany. And making an unexpected last-minute appearance in the draw will be ‘lucky loser’ Kristian Frost Olesen (pic), the 21-year-old world No83 from Denmark who will now line up against second seed Ramy Ashour, the world No1 from Egypt, in the first round. The Saudi PSA World Open, which now features 64 players from 24 countries, is the first World Open ever to be staged in Saudi Arabia. The event gets underway on Thursday (2 December), leading to the final on Friday 10 December.
Finitsis goes for maiden World Open appearance!
Australian Steve Finitsis (pic), No73 of the world claimed the biggest upset in the qualifying finals of the Saudi World Open Squash Championship when he beat Mexican Arturo Salazar, ranked 24 places higher, to earn his first appearance in the premier …
World No1 Nick Matthew confirmed participation!
England’s newly crowned World No1 Nick Matthew (pic) has become the first top ten player to confirm his participation in the ROWE British Grand Prix, to be staged in the English city of Manchester from 15-20 September. The ROWE British Grand Prix will …
Ramy Ashour reclaims World No1 position!
As predicted by his victory in last week’s Hong Kong Open, Egypt’s Ramy Ashour (pic) has reclaimed the world no.1 ranking in the September world rankings. The 22-year-old from Cairo first secured the top spot in January this year – but was replaced in …
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…