SQUASH PLAYER NEWS


The World of Squash
at Your Fingertips

HOME
NEWS
RESULTS 
CALENDAR
EVENTS
PLAYERS
CLUBS
RULES
LINKS
MAGAZINE
FEATURES
GEAR
DIRECTORY
WORKSHOP
PROMOTIONS
FEEDBACK
ARCHIVE
About SP
Squash on TV
Search
 
UK Counties
World Links

Online Store
Books, Subs, Videos

Squash Directory
Where to get it all

Classified Section
Job, Jobs, Jobs Something to sell ...

31/08/2017
SEPTEMBER - MEN'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH


Willstrop wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award

England’s James Willstrop has been named Squash Player’s Male Player of the Month for September, after being crowned European champion for the first time in August.

The 34-year-old second seed denied French favourite Greg Gaultier a 10th continental title in his 13th consecutive final with a dramatic 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 2-11, 11-8 victory in 68 minutes.

“That was a brutal match at times,” said Willstrop after the pair’s 42nd meeting. “It’s hard to believe we’ve been playing each other like that for so long!

“The third [game] was crucial. Greg came back, but he still has some demons in there. I’m glad I was able to come out on top in the fifth. Greg is a great champion, and I’m proud to beat him.”

Willstrop, who marked his first appearance in the revamped event since 2004 by becoming England’s first male European champion, dedicated his success to father and coach Malcolm.

“A special thanks to Malcolm,” he said. “For all he’s done for me over the years, this one is for you!”

 


 

 

 CONTACT:  SP Webmaster     Magazine Editor