Squash champion Amr Shabana, arguably one of the greatest players of all time, is back in the United States and ready to defend his U.S. Open title this week in Philadelphia.
England’s Laura Massaro, winner of last year’s U.S. Open, is looking forward to the challenge of defending her title in a couple of weeks time at the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open.
One of the biggest shake ups of the 2011 Delaware Investments U.S. Open was during the quarterfinals of the women’s event when sixth seed Kasey Brown, ranked #6 in the world at the time, beat the robust and long-standing world #1 Nicol David.
As a child, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up it’s likely James Willstrop replied ‘a top international professional squash player’ while other children were saying astronauts, racecar drivers, ballerinas or Hollywood actors.
A surprise upset in the quarterfinals of last year’s U.S. Open has Malaysia’s Nicol David looking toward the 2012 championship with fresh and determined drive.
‘The Artist’ Ramy Ashour, long hailed as one of the most innovative, intriguing and fascinating players in the squash world, has confirmed that he will head to the 2012 U.S. Open.
It’s not often that any squash player walks off the court after a three-love loss bursting with happiness and excitement, but that was the case recently for Egyptian youngster Nour El Sherbini.
Current world number two Nick Matthew has confirmed he will play the U.S. Open again this year, and also says he has plans to reclaim the world number one position once more in his career.