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GAULTIER KEEPING HIS COOL

In an exclusive interview with Rod Gilmour, world no.1 and new British Open champion Gregory Gaultier reveals how he has finally found inner calm and that he is now ready for another tilt at that elusive first world title

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT

Richard Eaton investigates professional squash's latest attempt to improve its image and make it more watchable, as well as garnering opinions from some of the game's top players on the latest rule changes

TEENAGER'S DREAM

Fares Dessouki, the latest teenage talent to emerge from Egypt, talks to Rod Gilmour about his part-time attempt to gatecrash the top table of men's squash

GUYANA'S SHINING LIGHT

In-form Guyanese no.1 Nicolette Fernandes speaks to Vanessa Atkinson about her recovery from an injury that almost ended her career and her rise into the world's top 20

GLASGOW LOWDOWN

Rod Gilmour provides all the background you need for squash's participation in this summer's Glasgow Games

SQUASH'S GAMES

Richard Eaton looks back at squash's journey through the Commonwealth Games since its debut in 1998

 

WIDE OPEN

Richard Eaton asks whether this could be the best British Open ever as he names seven potential winners of the titles and Alison Waters writes exclusively about why the Open is her favourite tournament

MASSARO’S MOMENT

Richard Eaton talks to Laura Massaro about her World Championship win and her bid to retain the British Open title, and to her coach, David Pearson, about the difference he has made 

DREW'S BALANCING ACT

Richard Eaton talks to Lee Drew about his new role as the PSA's director of referees

DAVID'S DAUNTING BURDEN

A home World Championship may not be ideal for defending champion Nicol David

THE NO.1 CHALLENGERS

Rod Gilmour looks at the possible future candidates for the women's world no.1 ranking

MATTHEW HAS NEW GOALS

Richard Eaton discovers Nick Matthew’s new ambitions for 2014 after his phenomenal finish to 2013

PERRY'S IMPRESSIVE RETURN

Sarah-Jane Perry tells Simon Redfern about her impressive comeback from a frightening back injury

OWEN ODDS-ON TO BE A SUCCESS

Rob Owen, the ex-world no.19 turned pro gambler, talks to Rod Gilmour about his squash coaching role and colleague Chris Ryder has some advice for the squash hierarchy

LEEDER OF THE PACK

Jade Leeder outlines the ups and downs of her job as England’s head physiotherapist to Dominic Bliss

THE YOUNG ONES

National coach Chris Robertson picks out four young England players to keep an eye on in the future and Rod Gilmour also looks at the latest crop of male talent 

ENGLISH COACHES' HIGH HOPES

ESR's high performance coaches were encouraged by English players' British Junior Open performances as Egypt again dominated in Sheffield 

THE EQUALITY DEBATE

James Willstrop examines the current debate on equal prize money from both historical and sporting perspectives, and praises the U.S. Open organisers for their stance on the issue

MATTHEW'S TREBLE

Ian McKenzie reports on a superb third world title for Nick Matthew in Manchester

 

STAR OF INDIA

Richard Eaton talks to Saurav Ghosal about becoming the first Indian to reach the World Championship quarter-finals and why he feels the best is yet to come

THE TROUBLE WITH RAMY

Ramy Ashour talks exclusively to Squash Player about the hamstring problems which have blighted his recent tournaments

Courting Disasters

After the brave experiment of staging the British Open outdoors, Richard Eaton looks back at squash's innovative attempts at finding new venues for events

Massaro's Mission

British Open champion Laura Massaro talks to Vanessa Atkinson about her bid to end Nicol David's seven-year reign at the head of the world rankings

WORLD CHAMPS 2013 Previews
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TOP SIX IN SHOWDOWN (PDF)
Ian McKenzie picks his top six contenders for the World Championship in Manchester and give his reasons why one of them will lift squash's greatest individual men's prize

MATTHEW'S CHALLENGE (PDF)
As Nick Matthew prepares for a potential semi-final clash with world champion Ramy Ashour, he remembers his greatest ever win in an extract from his new book 'Sweating Blood: My Life in Squash'.

CHAMPION IS READY (PDF)
Ramy Ashour looks back at his British Open victory and forward to the defence of his world crown in a fascinating interview with Rod Gilmour

YARV BREAKS THE MOULD (PDF)
Yawar 'Yarv' Abbas, the man overseeing the biggest squash event ever to take place in the UK, tells Richard Eaton about how he is preparing for it

THE SQUASH ROAD MOVIE (PDF)
Omar S. Khodeir explains to Rod Gilmour why he decided to make Wallbangers, a riveting documentary about Egyptian squash 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Life In Squash:
The Official Nick Matthew Biography

Matthew Prepares for Ramy Semi
As Nick Matthew prepares for a potential semi-final clash with world champion Ramy Ashour he remembers his greatest ever win in an extract from is new new book 'Sweating Blood: May Life in Squash."

The Marine’s Corps

Former world champion David Palmer explains to Rod Gilmour how he has transformed the fortunes of South African Steve Coppinger and Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez in his new role as a coach

Fitz-Gerald moves on

Five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald tells Richard Eaton about her new life in Australia during a rare visit to Britain recently

Wagih’s American Dream

Richard Eaton talks to former Egyptian national coach Amir Wagih about his new life and project in the USA

WHAT’S ENGLAND’S FUTURE?

Will the Golden Era of Nick Matthew, James Willstrop, Peter Barker, Laura Massaro, Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters come to a shuddering end or is there more to come when they step aside. Richard Eaton investigates

RICHARD’S MOVES UP

Tom Richards KO’d before the Allam British Open is flirting with a top ten standing. Will he make it? Rod Gilmour reports

HEART OF THE MATTER

Dominic Bliss examines the issue of heart attacks in squash

Title chase wide open

Allam British Open Former world champion and no.1 Vanessa Atkinson looks forward to Nicol David’s title defence in Hull, where she expects the Malaysian to face a strong English challenge

Peruvian's Big  Future

 

Simon Redfern talks to Diego Elias, the first British Junior Open champion from Peru

 

Sky’s the limit

 

Rod Gilmour charts how Sky Sports’ much-praised coverage of the World Series

Finals began and calls on other broadcasters to match it

 

Mum’s the word for Shorbagys!

Basma El Shorbagy, mother and manager of talented Egyptian squash brothers Mohamed and Marwan, explains how she is plotting their route to the top

Federer backs the bid

Tennis great Roger Federer explains why he is supporting squash's bid for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics 

Womens Open  - David in Seventh Heaven

Richard Eaton looks back on a memorable 2012 women’s World Open in the Cayman Islands

 

 

My World Championship Diary
 

Rod Gilmour looks back at events off court at the Qatar Men's World Championship in Doha

 

WILLSTROP - Courting Success

James Willstrop outlines to Richard Eaton what a crucial part girlfriend Vanessa Atkinson has played in his rise to the top of world squash

 

 

West is best for Shorbagy

 

Rod Gilmour talks to surprise World Championship runner-up Mohamed El Shorbagy about his

stunning Doha displays and how the Egyptian has found an ideal base in the West Country

New Golan Heights

Richard Eaton reports on the extraordinary journey Spanish star Borja Golan has travelled to squash’s elite

 

David in Fast Lane

As she prepares to defend her world title, Nicol David talks to Rod Gilmour about her happy life off court in Amsterdam and how she relaxes

Head to Head

James Willstrop, the world no.1, and Nick Matthew, the
reigning world champion, face off in the build-up to the
Men’s World Championship, with Rod Gilmour posing the questions

Ramy’s Exorcism

In a wide-ranging interAgainst the Odds pdf that you omitted to provide.view, Egyptian genius Ramy Ashour talks to Alan Thatcher about his return to form, his challengers and his volatile home country

The Structural Integrator

Canadian Ronald Fauvel is the man who fixes Nicol David’s body when it is hurting. Rod Gilmour spoke to the former ice hockey goalie about his methods

AGAINST THE ODDS

Mike Lee, the man behind squash’s bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, tells Rod Gilmour to ignore the bookies’ early favouritism for karate

Waters Close To High

Richard Eaton reports on Alison Waters' extraordinary
comeback from a career threatening Achilles tendon injury

BEHIND THE TROJAN

Rod Gilmour examines ‘Team Matthew’ – the men
behind the success of England’s double world champion,
Nick Matthew

 

Right Moves

Phil Newton reviews an excellent new book that will have an important place on the book shelf of very expert coach and aspiring player.’

Azam Khan, Greatest of them all?

The least-acclaimed of all the great squash Khans, Azam migh have been the greatest of them all, claims Ijaz Chaudhry in part one of a two-part article.

Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Table Tennis
How do the four racket sports compare?

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the full Richard Eaton article. An edited version appears in the 2007 issue 3 of the Squash Player Magazine

NICOL DAVID
undisputed world no.1.
Richard Eaton Talks to the World Champion
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OLYMPIC GAMES:
A rich man's playground?
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ASHOURED OF SUCCESS 

In the Hong Kong Open 18-year-old Ramy Ashour is starting  to fulfil his precocious talent beyond the expectation of most obververs with wins over - John White, Thierry Lincou and David Palmer...

WHO IS ALISON WATERS?

When Alison Waters (right) reached the final of the British nationals in 2005, losing to a rampant Linda Elriani, there must have been a lot of scratched heads around the country. Who is Alison Waters? ...

SQUASH SUFFERS POWER CUT

A Squash Player Magazine Article (Issue 2006/2)
by Martin Bronstein...

Squash Is The Healthiest Sport
say Forbes Magazine

New Novel of Squash Match 'Saturday' by Ian McEwan
The most read about squash match of the year

Exclusive excerpts of Ian McEwan's novel Saturday
Henry Perowne's squash match runs over eight pages

 

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