Amr Shabana

James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana!

Amr Shabana: "I feel it was time for a change and we will have a wonderful future as the Eye rackets are perfect for my style of game!
James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana! This article is a MUST – all credit to James Willstrop. The name Amr Shabana isn’t, I assume, one with which the readers of the YEP are too familiar, so this week is a good time to fill you in. Racket sports require a very particular set of skills and Shabana is one of the subtlest and most individual racket players the game of squash has ever seen.

David and Shabana taking ToC title!

"Everything came together for me this week. You can do all the training you want but you still need things to go your way and that's what happened for me this week," said Amr Shabana (pic: Steve Line).
It was squash queen Nicol David and squash maestro Amr Shabana who dominated the finals at the 2014 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC) in New York.

Gaultier and Shabana to contest ToC final!

"I'm happy to make the final but I'm trying to take it day by and day and do my best. Playing in a final at Grand Central is an amazing experience”, Amr Shabana (ri) said after the victory (pic: Steve Line).
Top-seeded Frenchman Gregory Gaultier and 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana will contest the final of the 2014 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions after impressive semi-final victories at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

Shabana outs Matthew in ToC quarter-final!

Amr Shabana (le) is enjoying his 14th appearance in the ToC since making his debut in 1999, as the maestro won the title in 2006 and 2007 (pic: Steve Line).
Egypt's 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana (le) pulled off a major upset in the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions when he beat England’s 3-time World Champion and World No1 Nick Matthew (ri) in a thrilling 5-game quarter-final in New York.

Seeds making quarters in New York!

"I think today I played as well as I ever could. LJ is a big guy with a lot of great skills so I was very focused to play the right game against him", said Shabana.
On day 1 of the split round format of the 2nd round matches all seeded players booked their places in the quarter-finals for the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions played in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

World Series Finals from London to Richmond!

With two titles (2013, 2012) and 2 final appearances (2011, 2008), Amr Shabana will be, beside Greg Gaultier (also 2 and 2), the most successful World Series Finals participants in 2014.
After the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has postponed, the 2013 World Series Finals, now they have announced that it will take place in Richmond, Virginia, USA, from 15-19 March 2014, 1st time ever held on American soil.

ATCO World Series Finals postponed!

PSA hoping that the World Series Finals can be played at another venue at another time. PSA’s CEO Alex Gough and CCO Lee Beachill are working hard to make it happen.
One of the most prestigious squash events, the ATCO World Series Finals (2nd to 6th January 2014, has been postponed. The showpiece event has been staged for the previous 5 years by Saudi businessman Ziad Al-Turki (mi) at London’s Queen’s Club.

Nick Matthew takes first semi-final spot!

"I can't get too carried away by that win," Matthew told MC Andy Kay afterwards. "I've got to keep my feet on the floor - there are two rounds to go yet.
In a match where 6 World Championship titles have been on the new ASB glass court in Manchester, English 2-times winner Nick Matthew (le) was most of the time in control of Egyptian maestro and 4-times champion Amr Shabana (ri).
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