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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.