Elshorbagy wins Squash
Player’s Player of the Month award
no.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy has been named Male Player of the Month for
April by the London-based Squash Player magazine after taking his
domination of the sport to a new level in March.
The English-based Egyptian not only won his first Windy City Open
title when England’s Nick Matthew was forced to retire at 2/0 and
1-0 down in the Chicago final, but he also retained the British Open
trophy by beating compatriot Ramy Ashour 3/0 in the Hull final.
The 25-year-old has now won five World Series events in a row and
has lost only one PSA Tour match in 2016 – back in January to fellow
Egyptian Ali Farag at the Motor City Open.
“It’s been a crazy season for me,” Elshorbagy commented. “Last
season, when I won four World Series titles, I was telling my mother
and brother that I didn’t know how I was going to keep up with that,
but I’ve won five already, so this is a dream for me. I’m just
really proud of what I’ve been achieving this season.”
Elshorbagy – who has also won the Qatar Classic, Hong Kong Open and
Tournament of Champions – will now bid for a sixth consecutive World
Series title at the El Gouna International Open in his home country