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Ramy Ashour

Date of Birth: 30th September 1987

World Ranking: 5
World Series Ranking: 4

Height: 180
Weight: 75

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Residence: Cairo, Egypt

Racquet: Prince
Sponsors:EgyptAir

Coach: Squash Feeder: Haitham Ashoush Massage: Hossam Shaddad / Doctors: Cristiano Eirale, Paul Klein

Interests: Music, badminton, watersports
Clubs/Teams:Heliopolis Club/Cairo

Biography:The 2013 British Open Champion, Ramy Ashour is one of the most technically gifted players ever to play the game. ‘The Artist’ reached World No.1 in January 2010 at just 22 years of age, becoming the youngest player to do so for 26 years. Ashour won his first major professional title in 2007, defeating David Palmer in the Canadian Squash Classic. He followed up his Canadian Squash Classic win by winning the Kuwait Open the same year, beating compatriot Amr Shabana to win.

2012 was the pinnacle of Ashour’s career so far. He made the final of every tournament he competed in and won the Qatar World Championship, US Open, Hong Kong Open and Australian Open.

The Egyptian was the first player to win two World Junior Championships and has also won two senior World Championships and Tournament of Champions three times to write his name into the Squash history books.

Mohamed Elshorbagy

Date of Birth: 12th January 1991

World Ranking: 1
World Series Ranking: 2

Height: 185
Weight: 82

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Residence: Bristol, UK

Racquet: Tecnifibre carboflex 125
Clothing Sponsor: Tecnifibre
Sponsors: Rowe, Courtwall, Smouha Club, UWE, CW-X

Coach: Jonah Barrington, Hadrian Stiff, My mother
Interests: Tennis, watching series, reading

Twitter: @moelshorbagy
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shorbagysquash

Biography: Current Qatar Classic champion, Mohamed Elshorbagy has flown up the world rankings since joining the PSA in 2006 as a 15-year old schoolboy. He became only the second man after Ramy Ashour to win the World Junior Squash Championships twice, in 2008 and 2009.

The talented Egyptian also became the first player to win his first PSA World Tour title at a five star event, winning the Indian Challenger in 2010 with a defeat of Tarek Momen in the final. He came close to tasting success at the 2012 World Championship after beating James Willstrop in an intense semi-final, but he lost to Ashour at the last hurdle. Most recently, El Shorbagy reached a career high world ranking of World No.3 in February 2014.

Gregory Gaultier

Date of Birth: 23rd December 1982

World Ranking: 2
World Series Ranking: 1

Height: 176
Weight: 75

Birthplace: Epinal

Racquet: Dunlop
Clothing Sponsor: Dunlop
Sponsors:ASB, Manutan

Coach: Lavigne, Benoit, Adriaens
Interests: Music, cinema

Website: greg-gaultier.com

Biography: Current US and British Open Champion, Gregory Gaultier is one of the most charismatic characters on the tour. Known as ‘Asterix’, he became the first French winner of the British Open in 2007 when he defeated compatriot Thierry Lincou in the final. He is also currently the only Frenchman to have won the renowned Tournament of Champions, when he beat Nick Matthew in 2009.

He became just the second French player to reach the rank of World No.1 when he first topped the rankings in November 2009. His list of honours includes titles triumphs at the British Open, Qatar Classic, Windy City Open, US Open and the Tournament of Champions. He has finished runner up at the World Championship four times.

Nick Matthew

Date of Birth: 25th July 1980

World Ranking: 3
World Series Ranking: 5

Height: 183
Weight: 76

Birthplace: Sheffield
Residence: Sheffield

Racquet: Dunlop
Clothing Sponsor: Dunlop

Sponsors:SportsDirect.com, AJ Bell, ROWE motor Oil, Benz Bavarian Motors, Sea Island Resort, Rehband, Trion:Z

Coach: David Pearson
Interests: Sheffield Wednesday, movies, music

Website: nickmatthew.co.uk
Twitter: @nickmatthew
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nmsquash

Biography: Nick Matthew has enjoyed a prolific career since turning pro in 1998 – achieving a string of historic breakthroughs which have led the Yorkshireman to become one of England’s most successful squash players of all-time. In 2006 he won his first British Open title to become the first home-grown winner of the world’s most prestigious event for “67” years. Just over a year later, he underwent career-threatening shoulder surgery – but came back stronger than ever, winning the world-famous trophy for a second time in 2009 after beating national rival James Willstrop in a 122-minute climax, the longest British Open final for more than ten years.

In June 2010, Nick topped the world rankings for the first time and in December became the first Englishman in the premier event’s 35-year history to win the PSA World Championship. The triumph took Matthew back to number one in the world rankings – a position he held throughout 2011. “Becoming world number one is every sports person’s dream and it’s something I’ve worked towards every single day of my life since I turned professional in 1998,” said Matthew at the time. In November 2011, Matthew successfully defended his world crown in Rotterdam – becoming the first player for 15 years to retain the title. His record-making run continued on home soil in 2012: In May, at the famous O2 Arena in London, he became the first Englishman ever to win the British Open title for a third time. Matthew marked another milestone in September 2012 when he reached the 50th PSA Tour final of his career at the British Grand Prix in Manchester – and celebrated his 25th Tour title win after beating national rival James Willstrop.

The Sheffield star’s 2013 campaign began well – with a return to the final of the ATCO PSA World Series Finals in London, where he went down to Egyptian wizard Amr Shabana for the second time in the week. It was a runner-up berth too for Matthew in February’s Swedish Open when Gregory Gaultier avenged his Queen’s Club defeat to beat the three-time former champion. Just a month later, Matthew celebrated the 54th Tour final of his career when he defeated Gaultier in four games in the semi-finals of the North American Open in Virginia. But awaiting him was Ramy Ashour, Egypt’s new world number one who was unbeaten since losing to Matthew in the 2012 British Open final. The match lasted more than one hour, but it was Ashour who prevailed to claim his fourth successive win since the O2 Arena meeting.

Away from the Tour, Matthew claimed a further chapter in squash history in February when he extended his long winning streak over Willstrop in the British National Championship final to win a record fifth title. In June, he celebrated his sixth successive appearance in the World Team Championship by leading England to success over favourites and defending champions Egypt in the 2013 championship in France. And later in the month, Matthew married GB cycling team physiologist Esme.

 Miguel Angel Rodriguez

miguel1Date of Birth: 20th December 1985

World Ranking: 12
World Series Ranking: 26

Height: 170
Weight: 73

Birthplace: Bogota, Columbia
Residence: Colombia

Racquet: Tecnifibre
Clothing Sponsor: Salming

Coach: David Palmer, Angel Rodriguez
Interests: Music, go karts, shooting, football

Twitter: @squashmar

Biography: Miguel Angel Rodriguez is known for being the first Colombian ever to make the top 20 in the world rankings. Known as ‘The Cat’, he has particularly excelled in his home country, winning the Colombian Open on two occasions in 2008 and 2010. He also finished runner up in the competition in 2006 and again six years later in 2012.

In September 2013, Rodriguez became the highest-ranked South American of all time, exceeding Fernando Usandizaga in a year that also saw him emerge victorious at the Bluenose Classic and achieve a bronze medal finish at the World Games in Cali.

Peter Barker

peter2Date of Birth: 26th September 1983

World Ranking: 6
World Series Ranking: 7

Height: 183
Weight: 82

Birthplace: London
Residence: Hutton, Essex

Racquet: Wilson BLX Tour
Clothing Sponsor: Wilson

Coach: Paul Carter and Chris Robertson
Interests: Food, coffee and flying

Biography: 2013 Colombian Open Champion, Peter Barker is known for his consistency, having achieved a quarter-final place at all 13 PSA World Series events he competed in during 2011 and 2012. The Englishman, heralding from Harold Wood, won bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi after defeating Mohd Azlan Iskandar.

He also came close to knocking out the eventual tournament winner, Ramy Ashour, in the 2012 US Open quarter-final after securing match point but the Egyptian managed to turn things around. He had a good 2013, defeating Nick Matthews for only the second time in his career at the Canary Wharf Classic, before losing to James Willstrop in the final.

Borja Golan

borja1Date of Birth: 6th January 1983

World Ranking: 7
World Series Ranking: 10

Height: 182
Weight: 76

Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela
Residence: Santiago de Compostela

Racquet: Eye 120 Control
Clothing Sponsor: Asics and Eye

Interests: Cinema, sports, reading

Twitter: @golansquash
Facebook: http://borjagolansquash

Biography: 2013 Hong Kong Open runner-up, Borja Golan has fought through a serious knee injury, sustained in 2009, to emerge as Spain’s greatest ever Squash player. The injury was sustained in the Columbian Open final, which he went on to lose to David Palmer. Despite this, the Spaniard climbed into the top 10 the month after the tournament had come to a close.

He would have to wait until 2013 before he could rank as highly again when he reached the semi-final of the Qatar Classic that year. In December 2013 he finished runner up to Nick Matthew in the Hong Kong Open and his current world ranking of World No.5 is a career high.

James Willstrop

james1Date of Birth: 15th August 1983

World Ranking: 8
World Series Ranking: 8

Height: 194
Weight: 90

Birthplace: North Walsham, England
Residence: Harrogate, England

Racquet: Prince
Clothing Sponsor: Adidas

Coach: Malcolm Willstrop, David Campion
Interests: Cooking, poetry, my bed

Clubs/Teams:Pontefract, Mulhouse, Paderborn

Website: www.willstrop.co.uk
Twitter: @james_willstrop

Biography: 2012 Hong Kong Open runner-up, James Willstrop is one of England’s most competitive Squash players, known for his rivalry with current World Champion Nick Matthew. Known as ‘The Marksman’ after his accurate shot placement, he has a large, rangy build and stands at an impressive 6 feet 4 inches, which allows him to reach shots others would find impossible.

He lifted the Qatar Classic in 2005 and picked up a silver medal alongside Vicky Botwright in the 2006 Commonwealth games. Willstrop capped off 2010 with an impressive win at the Tournament of Champions, dropping just one game throughout the whole tournament.

Willstrop had a stunning 2011, winning fifteen matches in a row to clinch the Hong Kong Open, the Kuwait Open and the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters. This led to him reaching a career high World No.1 ranking in January 2012 but he surrendered it to compatriot Matthew after defeat in the Tournament of Champions the same year.

Tarek Momen

tarek1Date of Birth: 23rd February 1988

World Ranking: 9
World Series Ranking: 8

Height: 174
Weight: 66

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Residence: Cairo, Egypt

Racquet: Prince
Clothing Sponsor: Awsome Sports

Interests: Music, reading, swimming

Website: www.tarekmomen.com
Twitter: @tkmomen

Biography: Tarek Momen first ensured he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the American University of Cairo before fully committing himself to the sport of Squash. He reached his first Tour final at the 2006 Thessaloniki Open but lost to Borja Golan in the final.

He had to wait five years before being able to claim a winner’s prize when he emerged victorious at the 2011 Irish Open in Dublin after defeating Stewart Boswell. In 2012, an impressive showing at the Columbian Open saw him win the tournament ahead of Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the final.

The Egyptian then shocked everyone at the Malaysian Open. Despite being unseeded for the tournament, Momen forced his way to the final and, once getting there, dispatched compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy. He made his debut for his country at the 2013 World Championship in March and won all but one of his games.

Simon Rösner

simon2Date of Birth: 5th November 1987

World Ranking: 10
World Series Ranking: 6

Height: 190
Weight: 89

Birthplace: Würzburg
Residence: Paderborn

Racquet: Apex RS7
Clothing Sponsor: Oliver/Flyeralarm

Coach: Tomi Niinimäki, Thomas Prange
Interests: Cars, music, movies

Website: www.simon-roesner.de
Twitter: @simonroesner
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simon.roesner

Biography: Simon Rösner is Germany’s leading Squash player and is known for his tall build and has made good progress on the PSA World Tour.

In October 2012, Rösner won the Santiago Squash Open, defeating Cameron Pilley in the final. In 2013 he had a strong showing in the North American Open. He participated in a closely-fought ‘battle of the giants’ against Omar Mosaad in the second round, beating the Egyptian in a five game thriller. He then went on to face eventual winner Ramy Ashour in the final.

He followed that up with a silver medal at the World Games in Cali and won the Alwatan and Asnan International against Borja Golan in December 2013.

Omar Mosaad

omar2Date of Birth: 17th March 1988

World Ranking: 11
World Series Ranking: 10

Height: 193
Weight: 90

Birthplace: Egypt
Residence: Egypt

Racquet: Head
Clothing Sponsor: Awesome

Coach: Hossam Shaddad, Mohamed Mosaad, Islam Hani
Interests: Swimming, sushi

Twitter: @omarmosaad1

Biography:Omar Mosaad is known for his tall and imposing play and hard-hitting style. ‘The Hammer of Thor’ won his first PSA Tour final at the 2006 FAJR International and his successes over the years earned him the 2008 PSA Young Player of the Year Award.

The Egyptian rose quickly through the world rankings and broke into the top twenty at the end of 2010 after successes at the Kig Open and the Racquet Club Invitational. 2012 saw Mosaad win the biggest and most important title of his career so far. He beat the seasoned Adrian Grant over five games to win the Kuala Lumpur Open.

Daryl Selby

Date of Birth: 3rd November 1982

World Ranking: 13
World Series Ranking: 10

Height: 180
Weight: 75

Birthplace: Harlow, Essex
Residence: Chelmsford, Essex

Racquet: Black Knight
Clothing Sponsor: Adidas
Sponsors:Principle Biomass, Push Nutrition

Coach: Paul Selby, Paul Carter, Chris Robertson, Lee Drew
Interests: Golf, football, running, family

Website: darylselby.co.uk

Twitter: @darylselby

Facebook: http://facebook.com/daryl selby

Biography: 2013 World Team Championships Gold Medallist with England, Daryl Selby has represented his country at the highest level and is the brother of Lauren Selby who has also played Squash for England. He won the British National Squash Championships in 2011, shocking reigning World Champion Nick Matthew by defeating him in the final. He reached the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions in 2012 but lost to James Willstrop . 2013 saw Selby gain his highest finish at the World Championship, losing to Gregory Gaultier in the quarter-finals.

 

Marwan Elshorbagy

Date of Birth: 30th July 1993

World Ranking: 14

World Series Ranking: 25

Height: 183

Weight: 72

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Residence: Bristol, UK

Racquet: Dunlop

Clothing Sponsor: Dunlop

Sponsors:Smouha Club, UWE

Interests: Football, tennis

Twitter: @maelshorbagy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marwanelshorbagyofficial

Biography:Marwan Elshorbagy is only the third player ever to win the World Junior Championships twice. The Egyptian maestro made his World Championship debut at just 17 years of age in 2011 and, after an impressive tournament, made it to the last 16 before being knocked out by then World No.1 James Willstrop. He won his first PSA Tour title the same year, winning the Amarex Open in Jordan. Elshorbagy had a good 2013, winning two titles in the Northern Ontario Championship and the Edmonton Open.

 

Mathieu Castagnet

Date of Birth: 14th November 1986

World Ranking: 15

World Series Ranking: 13

Height: 178

Weight: 78

Birthplace: Saintes

Residence: Aix-en-Provence

Racquet: Black Knight

Clothing Sponsor: Craft

Sponsors:Idea, Leclerc sport

Coach: Renan Lavigne, Arnaud Hays

Interests: Cinema, tennis, being with friends, restaurants

Twitter: @castagnetmatt

Facebook: http://castagnet mathieu

Biography:Mathieu Castagnet finished runner-up at the 2014 French Nationals, losing 3-1 to Gregoire Marche in the final. The Frenchman hasn’t been as successful as he would have liked recently on the PSA Tour with his last success coming at the 2009 PSA Super Satellite de Sannois but he is always looking to spring a surprise on his more illustrious opponents.

Nicolas Mueller

Date of Birth: 24th August 1989

World Ranking: 17

World Series Ranking: 15

Height: 189

Weight: 81

Birthplace: Zurich, Swizerland

Residence: Hirzel, Switzerland

Racquet: Wilson Ripper 133

Clothing Sponsor: Wilson

Sponsors:Gebr Burkhardt Bautrocknung AG, Alfa AG, Rolf Schlagenhauf AG, Buchli & Hochuli Rechtsanwaelte

Coach: Michael Mueller, John Williams

Interests: Golf, eating

Twitter: @muellernicolas

Facebook: http://nicolas mueller sportler

Biography:Nicolas Mueller is the only Swiss player to have reached 20 in the world rankings, achieving the feat in 2012. Since joining the PSA in 2005, Müller has gone on to establish himself as Switzerland’s greatest player. The 2011 PSA Young Player of the Year was victorious in February’s Finnish Open, defeating Olli Tuominen 3-1 in the final. He was unlucky to finish runner-up in the Pittsburgh Open the same month. Müller is unmatched in his home country and has won the last 8 consecutive Swiss National Championships.

Cameron Pilley

Date of Birth: 27th October 1982

World Ranking: 18

World Series Ranking: 19

Height: 193

Weight: 83

Birthplace: Yamba

Residence: Yamba

Racquet: Karakal Tec Gel 120

Clothing Sponsor: Karakal

Sponsors:Healthy People

Interests: Backgammon, golf, beach

Website: cameronpilley.com

Twitter: @campilley

Facebook: http://facebook.com/campilley

Biography:Cameron Pilley is Australia’s number one player. He attended the Australian Institute of Sport on a Squash scholarship from 2001 to 2005. Pilley broke a record for hitting a squash ball at 175 mph, beating the previous record by 3 mph. In 2006, Pilley finished runner up in the mixed doubles event at the World Doubles Squash Championships where he partnered up with Amelia Pittock. Pilley reached the final of the Canary Wharf classic in 2008 but he lost to James Willstrop in an intense five-game match but the Australian claimed a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the mixed doubles event, this time partnered with Kasey Brown. November 2010 saw Pilley impress at the Dutch Open when he defeated Laurens Jan Anjema to claim the championship title.

Karim Abdel Gawad

Date of Birth: 30th July 1991

World Ranking: 19

World Series Ranking: 19

Height: 174

Weight: 73

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Residence: Giza, Egypt

Racquet: Harrow

Coach: Mohamed Abbas, Mohamed Ali

Interests: Football

Biography:Karim Abdel Gawad experienced something of a breakthrough year during 2013. The hugely talented 2013 PSA Young Player of the Year produced a terrific performance at the Qatar Classic, narrowly losing to Karim Darwish in the quarter-finals. The Egyptian’s highest ever ranking was at World No.16.

Laurens Jan Anjema

Date of Birth: 1st December 1982

World Ranking: 20

World Series Ranking: 19

Height: 188

Weight: 86

Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Residence: The Hague, Netherlands

Racquet: Harrow Stealth

Clothing Sponsor: 305

Sponsors:AA-drink

Coach: Lucas Buit

Interests: Guitar, coffee, cycling, skiing, talking nonsense

Twitter: @ljanjema

Biography:Laurens Jan Anjema became the highest ranked Dutchman of all time in March 2007 when he overtook former World No.22 Tommy Berden. Anjema won the 2008 Bluenose Classic in five games against Borja Golan but had to wait another couple of years before he could taste success again, winning the Open de Squash Banque Nationale Groupe Financier in Canada. Later that year he made it to the US Open final but was gunned down by the higher-ranked Wael El Hindi. Anjema did however claim victory over Omar Mosaad at the NetSuite Open the year afterwards, which saw the Dutchman qualify for the 2011 PSA World Series Finals. 2012 saw Anjema reach the quarter-finals of the British Open and made it to the second round of the World Championship in 2013 before being knocked out by Nick Matthew. Anjema has won 9 consecutive Dutch national titles in a row, with the latest of those titles coming in February 2014.

Stephen Coppinger

Date of Birth: 24th September 1984

World Ranking: 21

World Series Ranking: 22

Height: 190

Weight: 85

Birthplace: Dublin

Residence: Orlando

Racquet: Maxed Elite

Clothing Sponsor: Mr Price Sport

Sponsors:Laser Logistics, Pro Bike Shop

Coach: David Palmer

Interests: Kite surfing

Twitter: @copsquash

Biography:Stephen Coppinger enjoyed a fruitful 2013 reaching a career-high World No.16 position in June. By achieving that feat, Coppinger became the first South African to break into the top twenty since the late 1970’s. His last tour triumph, the most recent of seven, came in the 2011 Hibiscus Gardens Open, defeating Martin Knight in the final. In June he played in his fourth successive World Team Championship tournament for South Africa in France and helped guide the team into a sixth place finish.

Chris Simpson

Date of Birth: 30th March 1987

World Ranking: 22

World Series Ranking: 15

Height: 176

Weight: 71

Birthplace: Guernsey

Residence: Harrogate

Racquet: Harrow Vibe

Clothing Sponsor: AWsome Clothing

Sponsors:Dataisland.co (cloud storage)

Coach: David Pearson

Interests: Rock n’roll music, sweet foods, tv series

Website: www.chrissimpsonsquash.co.uk

Twitter: @Simposquash

Biography:Chris Simpson broke into the top twenty players in the world for the first time in April 2014 when the junior England representative reached a career-high World No.20. Simpson made his debut at the Metro Squash Windy City Open in February 2014 after navigating the qualifying finals of the second PSA World Series event of the year. Despite a strong showing, he was knocked out in the first round against Simon Rösner. He celebrated a successful 2013, emerging victorious at both the Nottingham Open and the Jersey Classic. He also narrowly missed out on winning the London Open at the turn of the year.

 

Saurav Ghosal

Date of Birth: 10th August 1986

World Ranking: 23

World Series Ranking: 14

Height: 168

Weight: 65

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Residence: Kolkata, India

Racquet: Prince

Clothing Sponsor: Adidas

Coach: Malcolm Willstrop

Interests: Watching sport, movies, listening to music, sampling food at restaurants

Twitter: @sauravghosal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saurav.ghosal.35

Biography:Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian player to claim a place in the world’s top 20 when he rose to his current career-high World No.16 PSA ranking in February of last year. Not only that, he became the first Indian ever to reach the quarter-finals at the World Championship in 2013, narrowly losing out to Ramy Ashour. Ghosal is coached by Malcolm Willstrop, father of current World No.6 James Willstrop and his career has come on leaps and bounds since Willstrop senior took over the coaching reins. He has won the Indian National Championships eight times in a row.

Fares Dessouki

Date of Birth: 29th September 1994

World Ranking: 24

World Series Ranking: 15

Height: 176

Weight: 76

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Residence: Alexandria, Egypt

Racquet: Tecnifibre

Interests: Singing

Twitter: @faresdessouky

 

Adrian Waller

Date of Birth: 26th December 1989

World Ranking: 26

World Series Ranking: 24

Height: 193

Weight: 90

Birthplace: Enfield, England

Residence: Enfield, England

Clothing Sponsor: Adidas

Interests: Movies

Biography:Adrian Waller has represented England at the highest level since bursting onto the scene as a junior. In 2007, he became the first player ever to win the British Junior National titles at under 13’s, under 15’s, under 17’s and under 19’s level. Whilst Waller hasn’t been at the forefront when it comes to winning titles recently, he did come close at the National Capital Open in January 2013, coming runner up to Shawn Delierre in the longest tour match for thirty years. The match lasted 157 minutes, which shows Waller’s ability to play the long game.

Alister Walker

Date of Birth: 19th September 1982

World Ranking: 25

World Series Ranking: 26

Height: 175

Weight: 72

Birthplace: Gaborone, Botswana

Residence: USA

Racquet: Tecnifibre

Clothing Sponsor: Adidas

Coach: David Pearson, Paul Johnson

Interests: History

Website: www.facebook.com

Twitter: @alisterwalker

Biography:Alister Walker represented England in the World and European Championships before switching his international allegiance to Botswana, the country of his birth. Walker made his first appearance for Botswana in February 2013 and made history by winning the countries first gold medal in an international squash event, beating Zambian Kelvin Ndhlovu in the Men’s Individual All-Africa title. He reached a career-high World No.12 ranking in 2009 following victory at the Open de Squash Banque Nationale Groupe Financier and 2012 saw him win the Berkshire Open title when he defeated Tom Richards in the final. Less than two weeks later, Walker beat Alan Clyne to win the Irish Open. 2013 was also a successful year for Walker. He tasted victory at the PSA International 35 Grasshopper Cup in Switzerland after beating Daryl Selby in a marathon 102 minute final.

 

Adrian Grant

Date of Birth: 6th October 1980

World Ranking: 27

World Series Ranking: 26

Height: 178

Weight: 74

Birthplace: London, UK

Residence: London, UK

Racquet: Harrow

Clothing Sponsor: Salming

Coach: David Pearson

Interests: Music production, sport marketing, fashion, property

Twitter: @adrian1grant

Facebook: http://adrian d grant

Biography:London’s Adrian Grant claimed his first PSA Tour title in 2000 at the Wellington Open in New Zealand, fighting back from 2 games down against Liam Kenny. Ten years later he secured the biggest win of his career, toppling Egypt’s Omar Mosaad in the final of the Santiago Open. That same year Grant teamed up with current World No.2 Nick Matthew during the Men’s Doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, for which he won a Gold Medal. His last big win came in 2011 when he picked up the 18th Tour title of his career in the Manitoba Open. This led to him becoming the Englishman with the second highest tally of titles, behind Nick Matthew.

 

 

Gregoire Marche

Date of Birth: 3rd March 1990

World Ranking: 28

World Series Ranking: 22

Height: 170

Weight: 68

Birthplace: Valence

Residence: Aix en provence

Racquet: Tecnifibre

Clothing Sponsor: Tecnifibre

Sponsors:FHM Solutions, BV Sport

Coach: Renan Lavigne, Thomas Adriaens

Interests: Golf, cinema

Website: www.gregoiremarche.com

Twitter: @gregmarche

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregoiremarche

Olli Tuominen

Date of Birth: 15th April 1979

World Ranking: 29

World Series Ranking: 31

Height: 176

Weight: 68

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Residence: Helsinki, Finland

Racquet: Dunlop

Clothing Sponsor: Dunlop

Interests: Music, backgammon

Website: ollituominen.com

Biography:Olli Tuominen is Finland’s highest ranked player and currently occupies the World No.26 spot. The experienced Fin rose to a career-high World No.13 spot in February 2006 and, after a 25-month absence, breached the top 20 again in June of last year. He has dominated the squash scene in Finland, winning an unprecedented 15 successive Finnish National events and cementing his status as one of the greatest players to grace the courts in his home country.

Omar Abdel Meguid

Date of Birth: 23rd February 1988

World Ranking: 29

World Series Ranking: 31

Height: 192

Weight: 92

Birthplace: Giza, Egypt

Residence: Giza, Egypt

Racquet: Harrow

Clothing Sponsor: Awsome sports

Coach: Mohamed Abbas

Interests: Sports, dentistry

Twitter: @abdelmeguido

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azbawy

Biography:Omar Abdel Meguid currently occupies the World No.30 spot and has represented his country. He is currently at his highest ranked position since joining the PSA Tour in 2005, aged just seventeen. Meguid won two tour events during 2013, celebrating a 3-0 win over Andrew Wagih Shoukry in the final of the Atlanta Open and emerging victorious over Leo Au at the Japan Pro Yokohama.

Mazen Hesham

Date of Birth: 29th March 1994

World Ranking: 32

World Series Ranking: 31

Height: 180

Weight: 76

Birthplace: Cairo,Egypt

Residence: Cairo, Egypt

Coach: Karim Darwish, Omar Abdel Aziz. Fitness coach: Dr.Mohamed el Dafrway

Interests: Sports

Twitter: @mazsabry

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/mazenheshamofficialpage

 

Joe Lee

Date of Birth: 6th October 1989

World Ranking: 33

World Series Ranking: 30

Height: 187

Weight: 84

Birthplace: London, UK

Residence: Weybridge, UK

Racquet: Tecnifibre

Clothing Sponsor: Hitthenick.com

Sponsors:Luxfords of Weybridge

Coach: Chris Robertson, Chris Tomlinson

Interests: House & techno, dark chocolate

 

Mohamed Abouelghar

Date of Birth: 1st October 1993

World Ranking: 34

World Series Ranking: 38

Height: 175

Weight: 73

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Residence: Cairo,Egypt

Racquet: Prince

Interests: Music, football

Website: twitter.com/mabouelghar

Twitter: @mabouelghar

Nafiizwan Adnan

Date of Birth: 24th April 1986

World Ranking: 35

World Series Ranking: 31

Height: 179

Weight: 85

Birthplace: Kuala Terengganu

Residence: Malaysian

Racquet: Head

Coach: Peter Genever

Interests: Anything that can create a better future

Twitter: @nafiizwan

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