James Willstrop

Rösner beats Willstrop in ToC thriller!

In the men’s draw hard-hitting German Simon Rösner (ri) pulled off one of the most impressive wins of his career to defeat 2010 champion James Willstrop (le) and book his place in the quarter-finals against the current World Champion Gregory Gaultier from France.

English quartet in El Gouna quarters!

Daryl Selby (le) was the star of an English quartet which marched into the quarter-finals of the 2015 El Gouna International. Selby, ranked 15 in the World, showed incredible fighting spirit and desire to get the better of World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (ri) in 5 thrilling games (11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-4).

Simpson made 2nd round as Shabana got injured!

Egypt's 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana suffered a shock 1st round exit during the 2nd day of action at the 2015 El Gouna International, falling to England's unseeded Chris Simpson. The former World No.1 had cruised to an early 2-game lead against Simpson, ranked 22 in the World, and looked all was prepared for a straightforward victory. But the 34-year-old from Cairo got problems with his back and Simpson levelled the match to finally take the surprising 5-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 triumph.

Germany’s Rösner spoils English London party!

German World No.9 Simon Rösner prevented the semi-finals of the Canary Wharf Classic from being an all-English affair for the 1st time in the tournament's history with a straight forward 3-0 victory over former World No.1 James Willstrop at London's East Wintergarden.

Top seeds downed to set up all-Egyptian Zurich final!

After despatching the top 2 seeds in contrasting semi-finals, Amr Shabana and Tarek Momen will contest the 1st all-Egyptian final of the Grasshopper Cup in Zurich, Switzerland.

James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana!

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.

Gaultier and Shabana to contest ToC final!

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!

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.
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