Golan wins Squash Playerís Player of the Month award
Borja Golan is Squash Playerís Male Player of the Month for March
after his best World Series performance since August 2014 in
reaching the semi-finals of the $150,000 Windy City Open in the USA
The 34-year-old followed up his 15th Spanish national title by
beating world champion Karim Abdel Gawad 3/1 in the quarter-finals
before losing to Franceís Gregory Gaultier in the last four.
Golanís 3/1 first-round win over Hong Kongís Max Lee in Chicago was
the former world no.5ís first victory on the PSA Tour since last
"I had a back injury and a few months ago I didn't know if I'd be
able to play again - I was 34 and my back wasn't responding well,"
said Golan, who had slipped to 21st in the world rankings.
"I kept doing the work and I was so happy to get back on court last
year. But I hadn't won a match until this week and I think that
match-winning confidence is so important to help you increase your
"And today [against Gawad] I had nothing to lose. I knew I'd have to
be at my best and I took the opportunities. I defended well and
tried to be very aggressive as well and change the pace, and it