Men’s World Open

Ashour took World Championship title in style!

"I am very, very, very glad I have won this title. But what makes me most happy is that I have done this after coming back from injury", said new world champion Ashour (photo: Steve Line).
Ashour took World Champion title in style! In the all-Egyptian final affair the more experienced Ramy Ashour beat his compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagy 2-11, 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8 in a thrilling 90 minutes match. After 2008 it’s the 2nd World Champion...

Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha!

"He was the world champion, probably the fittest guy on the tour," added the 25-year-old Egyptian. "It was not easy to beat Nick tonight."
Ashour dethrones Matthew in Doha! The 2nd semi-final - also an England v Egypt affair – showed Ramy Ashour (ri), champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2009 and defending champion since 2010 Nick Matthew (le). After 4 tough games ...

Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final!

Egyptians Rule In World Semis In Doha
13 Dec 12

The final of the Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will be an all-Egyptian affair for the third time in the last five years after underdogs Mohamed El Shorbagy and Ramy Ashour triumphed against higher-ranked Englishmen in today's semi-finals of the premier PSA World Tour championship in Doha.

Boasting a $325,000 prize-fund, the second biggest in the sport's history, the Qatar PSA World Championship is being hosted by Qatar for the third time and being held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.

El Shorbagy, aged 21 and the youngest player in the world top 25, faced top seed James Willstrop in the opening semi-final. The 29-year-old world number one from Leeds boasted a 7/1 career head-to-head record over the young Alexandrian - but had been stretched to five games in a 90-minute US Open clash only two months ago.

It was one-all after 46 minutes - and it took a further 34 minutes to resolve the third game, El Shorbagy taking it 14-12 after his third game-ball.

But the experienced Willstrop, eager to win the title for the first time, battled back from 2-4 down in the fourth to draw level.

The favourite led up to 8-7 in the decider, but it was El Shorbagy who then held his nerve to win the next four points in a row to clinch the match 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8 after 112 minutes - and earn his maiden appearance in a world final.

"Before anything I want to hug my mother," the eighth seed Shorbagy (le) told event MC Robert Edwards (in Arabic) before charging off the court and into the arms of his weeping mother.
Shorbagy downs Willstrop for World Championship final! The first semi-final of the Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha was a brutal match as Mohamed El Shorbagy fought for 114 minutes to down No1 seed James Willstrop ...

El Shorbagy gate-crashes World semis in Doha!

After his sensational 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 upset over the former world No1, El Shorbagy "fell to the floor and lay there prone as the cheers washed over him," tournament MC Robert Edwards said.
El Shorbagy gate-crashes World semis in Doha! Egypt's 21-year-old Mohamed El Shorbagy (ri) - the youngest player in the world top 25 - upset 4th-seeded compatriot Karim Darwish (le) 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 to reach the World Championship semi-finals ...

Qatar to Host 2012 PSA World Championship!

Nick Matthew has the chance to become the 1st player after Jansher Khan (1996) to win 3 consecutive times (photo: Fritz Borchert)
The 2012 PSA World Squash Championship will be held in Doha in December, following an agreement reached between the Professional Squash Association and the Qatar Squash Federation. The $300,000 event, the second richest in the ...

Manchester to host PSA Men’s World Championship 2013!

World Champion Nick Matthew and current World No. 1 James Willstrop presenting the globe at the World Open announcement in Manchester.
The City of Manchester will host the prestigious PSA Men’s World Squash Championships in 2013. Manchester follows Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City as recent locations, staged under the auspices of the Professional Squash Association ...

Matthew retains World Open title!

Nick Matthew (ENG) and Greg Gaultier (FRA) will meet in the semi-final of the Tournament of Champions in New York (photo: Fritz Borchert)
In a 92 minutes encounter Englishman Nick Matthew (pic le) retained his World Open crown as he beat Frenchman Greg Gaultier in four very tough games 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5. Matthew is now the 1st player within 15 years who was ...

Gaultier made his third World Open final!

Greg Gaultier (FRA) beat James Willstrop (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 in the semi-finals of the World Open 2011 (photo: Fritz Borchert)
Greg Gaultier (pic le) presented himself in an impressive form, when he beat World No3 James Willstrop (pic ri) in straight games 11-6, 11-8, 11-4. In all 3 games Gaultier managed to stay on top and never let the Englishman into his rhythm ...
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