Nick Matthew

Farag claims biggest career title in Detroit!

“I’ve showed myself that I can compete with these guys and have the mental toughness to do it three days in a row,” said Farag. (Photo: Bryan Mitchell / BAC)
23-year-old Egyptian Ali Farag capped the most impressive week of his squash career to date by defeating England’s World No.3 Nick Matthew in the final of the 2016 Motor City Open to claim the trophy and the biggest tournament title of his career.

Ali Farag’s run continues – now final vs Matthew!

“It’s always tough to back up a good win, especially against number one”, Ali Farag said after the victory over Mathieu Castagnet of France. (Photo: Bryan Mitchell / BAC)
Giant-killer Ali Farag (ri) of Egypt continued his run at the 2016 Motor City Open downing France’s World No9 Mathieu Castagnet (le) 12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9 (61m) in the semis 1 day after taking out World No1 Mohamed El Shorbagy. “It feels awesome,” Farag said afterwards.

El Sherbini & Elshorbagy ToC champions!

"Nick and myself always have great battles. I told him after the match that it’s always an honour to play him in a World Series final and I was really happy to get my second title here,” Elshorbagy said.
World No.5 Nour El Sherbini and World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy made history as both Egyptian stars taking the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crown in different styles.

Sobhy vs El Sherbini & Elshorbagy vs Matthew in ToC final!

“It was a battle. Even though it was 3-0 it was so tough from the beginning to the end. I just tried to stay in my bubble and not let the pressure of getting to the finals in front of my home crowd get to me,” Sobhy said.
History has been made at 2016 women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions as US-girl Amanda Sobhy has moved into her 1st ever PSA World Series final with a scintillating 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 victory over Egypt’s Nouran Gohar in the semis. “I’m a little shocked, I don’t really have any words,” a breathless Sobhy said.

Gaultier and Matthew to meet in ToC semis!

“I played well, but all of a sudden I found myself 0-2 down and it shows you, how quickly things can go away from you. I really had to regroup. I’ve not won from 0-2 down for a while", said Nick Matthew.
In the men’s 2 remaining quarter-finals (bottom half) World Champion Greg Gaultier withstood the attacks of Simon Rösner to overcome the Germany in tough 4 games 11-8, 9-11, 14-12, 12-10.

Home hopes done – favorites gone through!

“All credit to Diego for how he fought back, especially in the second, but certainly a few things for me to work on ahead of the second round,” Nick Matthew said.
The second day of 1st round action at the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York saw local wild card player Todd Harrity crashing out of the tournament losing 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8 to 21-year-old Egyptian talent Fares Dessouki.

Get into the driver’s seat of the 24-hours race!

On television, the on-board perspective of the ROWE RACING drivers can be watched, too: for the SPORT1 coverage, an additional camera will be installed into the sister car, #23 SLS AMG GT3
ROWE Motoroil, the powerful German lubricant brand which is involved in Squash for many years now (engaged at the Worms Bundesliga team, Mohamed Elshorbagy, Nick Matthew, Greg Gaultier, and Miguel Angel Rodriguez as brand ambassadors and several events) gives all the squash and speed fans the chance of getting in the driver’s seat at the famous 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany.

English quartet in El Gouna quarters!

"I had really tough hard-fought match yesterday against Nicolas Mueller and today was another really tough match," said Daryl Selby (pic: Steve Cubbins).
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).
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