World’s leading squash stars renew rivalry in Richmond!

World champion Nick Matthew (pic ri) will be seeking revenge from his great rival Ramy Ashour (pic le) next week in the North American Open which is being staged in Richmond, Virginia. The two players enjoyed a series of phenomenal battles last year as they competed for the world number one ranking position. That rivalry was renewed in the 1st major PSA World Series event of the year in January, when the mercurial Egyptian Ashour triumphed over Englishman Matthew in the final of the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. The duo have shared the world number one ranking for the past year and have featured in the past two Richmond finals, Ashour winning in 2009 and Matthew triumphing last year.