Nick Matthew to Retire in 2018; Set for Twelfth and Final U.S. Open

Last year, Nick Matthew defeated current world No. 2 Karim Abdel Gawad 12-10 in the fifth after a ninety-one-minute semifinal.

One decade after claiming the U.S. Open title, Nick Matthew–three-time world champion, and former world No. 1–announced his retirement from professional squash after the 2017-2018 season.

The current world No. 4 from Sheffield, England, will be competing his twelfth and final U.S. Open this October as the four seed in the first PSA Tour World Series event of the season.

This year, Matthew is set for a first-round match up against Egypt’s world No. 20 Zahed Mohamed, on the first day of ASB GlassCourt play Saturday, October 7, at 4:30pm.

Sharp and Perry Clinch U.S. Open Qualifying Spots

Dane Sharp (l) and Madeline Perry.

Philadelphia locals Dane Sharp and Madeline Perry earned the final two qualifying spots at the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management by winning the pre-qualifying finals Tuesday night, September 12, at Drexel University.

More than thirty Philadelphia area players competed in the men’s and women’s pre-qualifying draws throughout the summer, culminating in Tuesday’s finals.

Drexel to Host U.S. Open Pre-Qualifying Finals Night September 12

2016 women’s pre-qualifying champion Georgina Stoker (l) and finalist Low Wee Nee.

The Philadelphia squash community is invited to enjoy the pre-qualifying finals for the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management Tuesday, September 12, at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The women’s final will be the first match on court at 6pm local time, with the men’s final following on at 6:45pm. Follow live scores on www.clublocker.com.

Discounted tickets to all rounds of the U.S. Open will be available on site.

U.S. Open to Host Inaugural Doubles Day October 7

The U.S. squash doubles community will be recognized at the inaugural Doubles Day during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management Saturday, October 7, at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

National doubles champions from the 2016-2017 season are invited to celebrate last season and the beginning of the 2017-2018 season during the first day of main draw play on the ASB GlassCourt. All attending national doubles champions will be recognized on the glass court after the 3:30pm match.

Germantown to Host Intercollegiate Doubles During U.S. Open

The 2017 U.S. Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships will be held alongside the U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management for the seventh year in Philadelphia at Germantown Cricket Club, October 6-8.

There is no entry fee, and all participants receive free General Admission tickets to the U.S. Open, October 7-8. Players must compete with a partner from the same school. Intercollegiate doubles champions receive automatic entry into the 2018 National Doubles in Philadelphia, March 2-4.

2017 U.S. Open Draws Released

2016 U.S. Open champions Camille Serme (L) and Mohamed Elshorbagy enter the 2017 draw as three seeds.

The 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management main draws have been revealed, as the world’s top men and women prepare to vie for equal prize money in the first PSA World Series tournament of the season, October 5-14, at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

World No. 1’s Gregory Gaultier—three-time U.S. Open champion—and Nour El Sherbini—two-time U.S. Open finalist—lead the men’s and women’s draws as top seeds and title favorites. Both face difficult first round opponents in the form of Australian world No. 18 Cameron Pilley and fellow Egyptian and world No. 26 Mariam Metwally, respectively.

View both draws on www.usopensquash.com/draws.