England and Egypt underlined their dominance at the ATCO PSA World Series Finals when the two rival nations hogged the four semi-final berths for Friday’s matches at The Queen’s Club in London. Yorkshire’s Nick Matthew, the world No1, will play arch rival James Willstrop, while Egyptian duo Amr Shabana and Ramy Ashour face off in the other semi-final after the quartet progressed from the group stages in contrasting circumstances. Now there are 2 questions left: Will James Willstrop turn the tide against Matthew and may win the 1st time after 15 defeats in a row? Is Amr Shabana able to win his 1st big tournament on English soil? Your comments are most welcome?
All-Egyptian final in Kuwait!
There were two very different games at the semi-finals stage. Amr Shabana (pic) and Greg Gaultier (pic) just battled it out for one game of 28 minutes high-intense squash, which was followed by an easy 2nd game. At 7:5 Gaultier had nothing left and con…
All-English men’s final in Delhi!
England’s Nick Matthew and James Willstrop (pic) secured an all-English final for Commonweath gold. In the semis Matthew beats his compatriot Peter Barker in straight games (11-9, 11-2, 11-9) and took revenge on the Barker’ defeat in Australia in A…
World top two to content into Canberra final!
Top seeds Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour (pic ri) will fight out the Australian Open final after contrasting semi-finals. Nick Matthew celebrated a straight games win (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) over fellow Englishman James Willstrop. Matthew looked incredibly re…
Nick Matthew – first Englishman who takes the World Open crown!
The final of the Saudi World Open 2010 was gone into the history books even before it started. Never ever in squash history have been two Englishmen in a World Open final and the winner would be the first English World Champion. Willstrop started impre…