James Willstrop

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.

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.

Selby takes out Willstrop at Qatar Classic!

"It's an amazing win for me," exclaimed Selby after his victory over Willstropd seed in 89 minutes. "I've lost 12 times on PSA against James and about 100 times in other competitions - so I'm ecstatic to win.”
World No11 Daryl Selby toppled England team-mate James Willstrop in the 2nd round of the Qatar Classic to claim his 1st ever win (11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 13-11) over the world No 3. "It's a big confidence-boost, especially coming off making the quarters of the worlds last week.

El Shorbagy 3rd contender in the World semis!

"At 9-7 down in the fourth, I just went for it - he was playing more accurately than me at the time," explained Elshorbagy later, describing the sensational four points in a row he won to clinch the match 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9.
Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy repeats his victory from last years World Championship's semi-final, when he beat James Willstrop. At this year's AJ Bell PSA World Championship the 6th seed ...

Darwish, Gaultier, Willstrop and Matthew set up US Open semis!

"I really wanted to win this one and it's such a great feeling to be in the semi-final of the US Open. There were a few collisions in the second", said Karim Darwish after his victory.
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [4] Karim Darwish (EGY) [2] James Willstrop (ENG) v [3] Nick Matthew (ENG) will be the semi-final line-up which will go on in a few hours in Philadelphia. At the quarters the World No3 James Willstrop was in sparkling form when he beat Simon Rosner - the world No12 from Germany 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.

Ashour & Willstrop set up 1st San Francisco semi!

"Well it was nice to play Tom since we know each other from 13 years old and, yes, well, we could hit some special shots while still focusing on the win", Ashour said.
Egyptian Ramy Ashour (le) and England’s James Willstrop set up the 1st NetSuite Open semi-final after despatching their quarter-final opponents in straight games.
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