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Grand Central Terminal






$180,000 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions 2023, Grand Central Terminal, New York
PSA World Tour Platinum


Tournament of Champions 2023
Men's Draw

18 - 26 Jan

Grand Central Terminus, New York , USA, $180k
- 23 MAY
24-25 Jan
24-25 Jan
26 Jan

2] Mostafa Asal (EGY)
12-10 retired (19m)
[9/16] Victor Crouin (FRA)

Victor Crouin
 11-5, 11-1, 11-4 (26m)
Marwan ElShorbagy
Marwan ElShorbagy
11-5, 11-7, 11-8
Miguel Rodriguez
Marwan ElShorbagy
Diego Elias
[5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
11-6, 11-4, 11-7 (29m)
[9/16] Nicolas Müller (SUI)
[7] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (39m)
Moustafa El Sirty (EGY)
Mazen Hesham
11-6, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8 (59m)
[9/16] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-1 (67m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
[4] Diego Elias (PER)
11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3 (51m)
Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY)
Diego Elias
11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (49m)
Tarek Momen
Diego Elias
13-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8
Paul Coll
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY)
11-9, 11-8, 11-7 (36m)
[9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY)
[8] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 (33m)
Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT)
Fares Dessouky
11-6, 12-10, 11-3 (33m)
Paul Coll
Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA)
11-8, 12-10, 11-5 (43m)
[1] Paul Coll (NZL)

ROUNDS 1 & 2

2nd round:
[2] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Patrick Rooney (ENG) 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 11-3 (49m)
[9/16] Victor Crouin (FRA) bt Nick Wall (ENG) 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8 (72m)
[9/16] Nicolas Müller (SUI) bt [9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9 (76m)
[5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [9/16] Grégoire Marche (FRA) 11-6, 17-15, 11-8 (52m)
[7] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt [9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 12-14, 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9 (81m)
Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-6 (70m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4 (45m)
[9/16] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-5 (52m)
[4] Diego Elias (PER) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (47m)
Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) bt Ramit Tandon (IND) 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-3, 12-10 (73m)
[9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7 (89m)
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 (33m)
[8] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-8, 11-8, 11-1 (40m)
Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (37m)
Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt Greg Lobban (SCO) 7-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 (43m)
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt Nathan Lake (ENG) 11-8, 12-10, 11-7 (51m)

1st round:
[2] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bye
Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt [WC] Dillon Huang (USA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 (27m)
Nick Wall (ENG) bt Shahjahan Khan (USA) 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 (31m)
[9/16] Victor Crouin (FRA) bye
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) bye
[9/16] Nicolas Müller (SUI) bye
[9/16] Grégoire Marche (FRA) bye
[5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bye
[7] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bye
[9/16] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bye
Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9 (43m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (46m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Leonel Cardenas (MEX) 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 (34m)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt Henry Leung (HKG) 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10 (51m)
[9/16] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bye
[3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) bye
[4] Diego Elias (PER) bye
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt Faraz Khan (USA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 (40m)
Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 (38m)
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Raphael Kandra (GER) 8-11, 15-17, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (71m)
[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bye
[9/16] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bye
Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt James Willstrop (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (35m)
[6] Tarek Momen (EGY) bye
[8] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bye
Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 12-10, 3-11, 14-12, 6-11, 12-10 (63m)
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (36m)
Abdulla Al-Tamimi (QAT) bt Todd Harrity (USA) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (41m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt Balázs Farkas (HUN) 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 14-12 (59m)
Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt [WC] Hollis Robertson (USA) 11-0, 11-7, 11-5 (34m)
Nathan Lake (ENG) bt Baptiste Masotti (FRA) 14-12, 14-12, 11-9 (44m)
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bye

Tournament of Champions 2023
Women's Draw

18 - 26 Jan

Grand Central Terminus, New York , USA, $180k
- 23 MAY
24 Jan
25 Jan
26 Jan

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
11-3, 11-8, 12-10 (31m)
Mariam Metwally (EGY)

Nouran Gohar
11-13, 11-2, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6 (75m)
Nour El Tayeb
Nouran Gohar
12+10, 11-9, 11-7
Joelle King
Nouran Gohar
Nour El Sherbini
[6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
11-5, 11-7, 11-1 (25m)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
14-12, 14-12, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9 (62m)
Jana Shiha (EGY)
Jana Shiha
11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (28m)
Joelle King
[4] Joelle King (NZL)
11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (36m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL)
[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
11-9, 11-3, 11-2 (27m)
Tomato Ho (HKG)
Hania El Hammamy
11-6, 12-10, 11-3 (33m)
Georgina Kennedy
Hania El Hammamy
11-13, 15-13, 11-9,
Nour El Sherbini
[7] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
8-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-2 (52m)
[9/16] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)
[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6 (46m)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA)
Amanda Sobhy
11-8, 11-3, 11-13, 11-5 (47m)
 Nour El Sherbini
Mélissa Alves (FRA)
11-2, 11-4, 11-6 (25m)11-2, 11-4, 11-6 (25m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY)

ROUNDS 1 & 2

2nd round:
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [9/16] Olivia Fiechter (USA) 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8 (64m)
Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Sana Ibrahim (EGY) 10-12, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8 (67m)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bt Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (38m)
[6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt Yathreb Adel (EGY) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (19m)
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) 7-11, 14-12, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3 (54m)
Jana Shiha (EGY) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 6-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (38m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) bt Satomi Watanabe (JPN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 (38m)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt Emily Whitlock (WAL) 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-3 (55m)
[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Hana Ramadan (EGY) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (30m)
Tomato Ho (HKG) bt Jasmine Hutton (ENG) 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8 (48m)
[9/16] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bt [9/16] Tinne Gilis (BEL) 11-9, 9-11, 1-11, 11-7, 11-9 (61m)
[7] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Aifa Azman (MAS) 11-8, 11-2, 11-6 (23m)
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA) bt [9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 (27m)
Mélissa Alves (FRA) bt Hana Moataz (EGY) 4-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 13-11 (60m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt Nadine Shahin (EGY) 11-5, 11-5, 11-2 (19m)

1st round:
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bye
[9/16] Olivia Fiechter (USA) bye
Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 13-11 (49m)
Sana Ibrahim (EGY) bt Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (33m)
Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) bt Ka Yi Lee (HKG) 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (27m)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bye
Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) 7-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (29m)
[6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bye
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye
[9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
Jana Shiha (EGY) bt Zeina Mickawy (EGY) 16-14, 11-8, 11-3 (33m)
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 12-10 (45m)
Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt Georgia Adderley (SCO) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (25m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) bye
Emily Whitlock (WAL) bt Marie Stéphan (FRA) 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6 (38m)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bye
[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bye
Hana Ramadan (EGY) bt Lucy Beecroft (ENG) 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 11-9 (40m)
Tomato Ho (HKG) bt Cristina Gomez (ESP) 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 (27m)
Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt [WC] Caroline Fouts (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (28m)
[9/16] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bye
[9/16] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bye
Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Énora Villard (FRA) 11-8, 13-11, 11-8 (32m)
[7] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bye
[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bye
Aifa Azman (MAS) bt Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 11-1, 11-3, 11-6 (17m)
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bye
[9/16] Olivia Clyne (USA) bye
Hana Moataz (EGY) bt Lucy Turmel (ENG) 8-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (58m)
Mélissa Alves (FRA) bt Grace Gear (ENG) 11-5, 11-1, 11-7 (23m)
Nadine Shahin (EGY) bt [WC] Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (17m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bye



Elias and El Sherbini Claim J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Crowns

Diego Elias and Nour El Sherbini with the brand new J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions trophy

Peru’s Diego Elias and Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini have captured the 2023 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crowns, winning their respective finals under the chandeliers of Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, New York City on Thursday evening.

The ‘Peruvian Puma’ made the final of this event last year, losing out to then-World No.1 Ali Farag in an exciting battle. This year, he came up against another Egyptian, in Marwan ElShorbagy, in the final and he was in sublime form, winning the match in straight games to secure his second Platinum title of the season.

Elias came into the final after a gruelling 85-minute battle with New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the last match of yesterday’s semi-finals, but he showed no sign of any fatigue in the opening exchanges, allowing ‘the Jackal’ to score just two points in the first game.

Elias and ElShorbagy on court during the men's final in NYC
Elias and ElShorbagy

That form continued, and ElShorbagy had no answer for the Peruvian’s play. Elias was too quick across the next two games as well, and took the victory after 50 minutes of action, becoming the first South American to lift the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions trophy.

“First of all, I am just super excited. I still can’t believe it! It is like a dream come true. This tournament, it has always been my favourite,” Elias said after his win.

“This is such an amazing city, and it’s always full for all the matches. I can’t believe I am here! I just want to thank everyone for making this tournament possible. J.P. Morgan, John [Nimick, Tournament Promoter] and everyone that has made it possible.

I also want to thank my team. The week it was very special, I had my dad, Jonathon [Power], Wael [El Hindi] and Greg [Gaultier], the four people who have helped me throughout my whole career. It is just like a dream come true, having them all here with me this week. Also to the people that have helped me in my whole career outside the career. To all my sponsors.. I want to thank everyone.

“To Marwan, I think he is playing great squash and I want to congratulate him, and I hope we can play many more finals together!”

The women’s final was unfortunately cut short, with Nour El Sherbini claiming her fourth J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crown after World No.1 Nouran Gohar had to retire early on in the second game.

Prior to that point, both women had shown glimpses of their very best squash, but neither had been able to put together a run of points. Gohar saved a couple of game balls late on, but it was the ‘Warrior Princess’ that won the opening game 11-9.

She then opened up a 3-1 lead in the second, before Gohar offered her opponent her hand, retiring from the contest, and relinquishing the crown she had claimed in New York City back in May. El Sherbini now has four wins in Grand Central to her name, adding the 2023 edition to her 2016, 2018 and 2019 triumphs. El Sherbini now also qualifies for the season-ending CIB PSA World Tour Finals thanks to this victory.

El Sherbini and Gohar during the women's final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
El Sherbini and Gohar

“There are a lot of people I would like to thank. Firstly, I would like to thank Nouran for what she said,” El Sherbini said.

As she said, we have had a lot of battles together from a long time ago and I am glad we are still having them now. I wish her a speedy recovery and hopefully she will be back again quickly, recover well and we can play another final at the next Platinum event hopefully.

“I just want to thank everyone back home. My parents, my brother, my sister, my fiancee, everyone who has been supporting me and believing in me the last year and a half. I would also like to thank my squash coaches for all the support.
Semi Finals
Semis Roundup

Diego Elias v Paul Coll
Peru’s Diego Elias closed out semi-finals day at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions with a hard-fought win over top seed Paul Coll to reach back to back finals in New York and his third successive PSA World Tour final.

Elias celebrating his win

It was an attritional start to the opening game with both players trying to adapt to the hot and bouncy conditions. Both players started hitting terrific length from the outset, not allowing each other many opportunities to attack. Elias was the first to reach game ball but was forced into a tiebreak by Coll, to which the ‘Puma’ responded with an outrageous backhand cross-court drop to earn other game ball, which he took.

Coll straightened up his play in game two and reverted to his strengths of hitting accurate, straight lines to the back corners and follow up with controlled straight drops. He ran to 9-5 up and despite Elias finding some winners, Coll equalised 11-8.

Elias started the better of the two in the third game and established a 6-2 lead after several brutal rallies. Both players were backing up the tough rallies over and over again but an uncharacteristic error from Coll piled the confidence into Elias, who ran through to take the game 11-3 and the lead 2-1.

With the new fitness levels of Elias serving him well, Coll looked to be struggling to find areas in which to hurt Elias and score points. The World No.5 continued to move the ball around the court effortlessly and make Coll do many tough movements over and over again. Elias managed to reach 10-8 and earned. stroke on match ball to give him a place in his third successive PSA World Tour final.

Marwan ElShorbagy v Miguel Rodriguez
No.5 seed Marwan ElShorbagy is the first player through to the men’s final at this years Tournament of Champions after beating ‘Colombian Cannonball’ Miguel Rodriguez in three games.

Marwan ElShorbagy (in white top)

ElShorbagy has been in terrific form all week and is yet to drop a game in the competition. He continued that run in todays match as he showcased smart and solid squash to defeat Miguel Rodriguez and reach his first Platinum event final since March 2012, where he lifted the Black Ball Open title.

ElShorbagy has been proud of his fast starts this week and displayed that once again at Grand Central Terminal as he hit crisp lines to the back of the court and looked to intercept Rodriguez’s returns and fire the ball short. He took the first game 11-5 to lead 1-0 in the contest.

More entertaining rallies followed as Miguel was being fuelled by the energetic crowd who were all being well entertained by the Colombian’s random style of play. ElShorbagy kept his head down and continued to work the ball into space and close down the angles and restrict the game of Rodriguez.

After 49 minutes, ElShorbagy took the match again in three games and ended the terrific run from Rodriguez to reach the final and avenge his brother’s defeat from earlier in the tournament.

Nour El Sherbini v Hania El Hammamy
In the highly anticipated all-Egyptian battle between Nour El Sherbini and , it was the three-time champion, El Sherbini who came out on top in an entertaining and hard fought four game to take her place in a fifth final in New York.

El Hammamy & ElSherbini (white skirt)

El Sherbini got off to a great start in game one, leading 7-3 by playing aggressive squash and minimising attacking opportunities for Hania El Hammamy. The younger Egyptian came back however and started to find her rhythm and came back to within one point at 10-9. El Hammamy produced some amazing squash just when she needed to save two game balls and take the game on her first opportunity 13-11.

El Sherbini was given some words of wisdom by her coach Greg Gaultier in-between games and came out firing in the second game again to lead 6-1 and looked sure to be levelling the match at 1-1. But again, El Hammamy came back, she again saved game balls to go from 10-7 down to not only force a tiebreak but hold a game ball at 12-11. ‘The Warrior Princess’ was not to denied however and regrouped to secure the game 15-13.

The slow starts for El Hammamy didn’t seem to be a problem for the World No.3 as she constantly found solutions to work her way back in the games. Game three started in similar fashion to the first two as she went 9-4 down at the mercy of the outrageous volleying being showcased by ElSherbini. El Hammamy again mounted a comeback and reached 9-9 but after El Sherbini stifled the run to hold a game ball, she hit an excellent length, dying in the back left corner to take a 2-1 lead.

The end came quickly for El Hammamy as the 5-0 lead that she took in the fourth game was capitalised on as she moved through the gears to take the game 11-5 and move into a fifth Tournament of Champions final.

Nouran Gohar v Joelle King
Defending Tournament of Champions champion Nouran Gohar defeated New Zealand’s Joelle King in three tough games to advance to final yet again in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

Nouran Gohar on court in her semi-final match.

King has failed to beat Gohar in the last five attempts on the PSA World Tour but looked strong in the opening game of the first semi-final of the day as she hunted the volley and dragged Gohar into the front two corners with great accuracy. King lead 10-8 and had two chances to take an all important first game. But back came ‘The Terminator’, she rifled through the points to force a tiebreak and then steal the game 12-10.

King wasn’t deterred after losing the first game and responded well to lead 4-1, with Gohar looking a little frustrated at some poor, uncharacteristic errors that she was making. She quickly rectified this and again stormed through the points, forcing King into some tough movements and won the next six points to lead 7-4. Gohar then held three game balls at 10-7 and despite King clawing some points back to get within one point, the World No.1 sealed the game 11-9.

The New Zealand No.1 tried her best to regroup in the third game but after another positive start was on the end of some tough rallies which were all won by Gohar as she again ran away with the game to take it 11-6 and earn a spot in another Tournament of Champions final.

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Day 6:

3x Champion El Sherbini Through To Final Four

No.2 seed and three-time ToC champion Nour El Sherbini ended home hopes at the Tournament of Champions in New York City as she defeated Amanda Sobhy in four games to reach the semi-finals.

Nour El Sherbini celebrates her win in the last eight in New York City

El Sherbini was in fine form in the opening two games of the contest and kept the home crowd quiet as she pulverised the ball to the back corners and capitalised on loose balls from Sobhy. The Egyptian scored her first Platinum victory at this event back in 2016, beating Sobhy in the final and looked to be on course to repeat that result with the quality squash that she was producing.

Sobhy returned to court determined to stop El Sherbini’s momentum and did just that. The American got the home crowd behind her and managed to set up a game ball at 10-9. El Sherbini responded but was then on the end of some amazing rallies from Sobhy as the World No.5 took the game 13-11 to breathe more life in the contest.

The excitement was short lives however, as El Sherbini returned to winning ways in the fourth game and after earning a lead at the start of the game, went from strength to strength to take it 11-5 and return to the semi-finals. She had this to say after her win:

“It was a very tough game, Amanda was playing amazing in the third and she came back, she was 2-0 down, to come back fighting and wanted to win the game and the match. I was very frustrated to lose the third game but Greg [Gaultier, El Sherbini’s coach] told me to forget this game and focus on the fourth and think point by point and I think the start of the fourth was important and I got a big lead and that made the difference.

“I’m still playing, of course I want another title. The ToC is a special tournament for me, I play my best squash here, it was my first ever Platinum event win and it’s a lucky place for me so hopefully I can get another one.”

Meanwhile in the men's event Top seed Paul Coll has moved into his first Tournament of Champions semi-final after beating dangerous Egyptian Fares Dessouky in straight games to complete the semi-final lineup.

Paul Coll

Coll started the better of the two in the opening game, as he stormed out to a 6-0 lead, looking strong and dominant around the middle of the court and tidying up situations where Dessouky left the ball loose. The entertaining Egyptian started to get into a bit of a rhythm as the game progressed and found his form in the front corners to stage a comeback. Dessouky managed to force a tiebreak but couldn’t prevent Coll from taking the game 12-10.

Coll again led 6-0 in the second game and looked determined to not let the lead slip, like he did in the first game. He straightened up his play and didn’t allow Dessouky any angles to attack and starved the World No.8 of any opportunities to put pressure on him. He doubled his lead winning 11-3.

More accurate, solid play from Coll continued in the third game as he looked to turn the screw and take the match in three games. The New Zealand No.1 changed the paces at the right times and slowed the Egyptian down when he needed to and increased the pace when the opportunity arose. He ran through to take the third 11-6 and claim a place in his first semi-final at the Tournament of Champions, where he will face Diego Elias.

“I did all my preparations, mentally and physically so I was bang up for this match and feeling good.”said Coll.

“He can hit a nick or an amazing shot at any stage so my accuracy was crucial and I was very happy with that tonight. I was happy with my front and back court game, I’m really enjoying the court, so it felt good tonight.

“I believe it’s my first semi-final at ToC, so pumped for that tomorrow. I’m playing my good friend Diego [Elias], we won’t be friends on court tomorrow but we’ll play it in the right spirit, it’ll be hard and tough and a good one for the crowd.

“He [Diego Elias] looked very sharp tonight. I watched him play Tarek [Momen] and he was very accurate and clinical. He looked very good so I know it’ll be tough but I thought I did well too. It’ll be a battle tomorrow, but that’s what we love, that’s what we train for so I’m looking forward to it.”
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Day 5

World No.1 Gohar Survives Five-Game Epic To Reach ToC Semi-Finals

World No.1 Nouran Gohar celebrates her win over Nour El Tayeb in the quarter finals in New York City

World No.1 Nouran Gohar is into the semi-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after coming through an epic five-game battle with compatriot and World No.6 Nour El Tayeb, as her title defence continues at the incredible Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

The pair had met 16 times previously on Tour, with Gohar having won 11 of those battles, including their last six meetings. It was El Tayeb who started the stronger in the opening game, moving the ball nicely to take Gohar away from the middle of the court and open up attacking opportunities. Despite Gohar saving one game ball, the World No.6 was able to take it 13-11.

Gohar fought back in true ‘Terminator’ fashion, dropping just two points in the second game after composing her powerful brand of squash on the contest. That form continued into the third game, as the World No.1 took her first lead of the match, moving ahead 2-1.

El Tayeb battled back and found her front court accuracy again to take the third, and the pair were level at 6-6 in the fifth, with a five point shootout ahead. It was Gohar who finished the stronger of the two Egyptians, winning the fifth game 11-6 to secure an amazing win after 75 minutes, and to move through to the semi-finals.

“Nour had been playing amazing, we’ve been playing a lot in the last season and this season,” Gohar said.

“I don’t know where to start, she’s a player and a character and coming back and playing like this is unbelievable and I have so much respect for her. It seemed like I was annoyed but I really enjoyed this battle, we have been battling it out for the last seven years and I hope the crowd enjoyed that one.

“I was trying to not be too emotional out there, but I was nervous. It’s a 3-2 cracker in 70 minutes so it was tough obviously and there are certain matches where you just have to hang in there. They [other players] are playing their best and when they play against me they always seem to play their best so I have to adapt, defend and absorb a bit so it was a very hard one today.”

Gohar will now take on New Zealand’s Joelle King in the last four on Wednesday evening, after the World No.4 was in scintillating form to defeat the up-and-coming Jana Shiha in straight games, winning 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 in just under half an hour.

In the men’s draw, Colombia’s World No.14 Miguel Rodriguez took down another of the top eight seeds, defeating No.7 seed Mazen Hesham in a fast-paced and thrilling match, to move into the semi-finals on New York City for the first time since 2015.

Miguel Rodriguez celebrates reaching the last four in NYC for the first time in eight years
The match was always going to be an entertaining one, with both players renowned for their fast and attacking styles. It was their first meeting since 2018, and Rodriguez took first blood, winning seven straight points at the back of the opening game to take it 11-6.

Hesham battled back to level the match, but the 37-year-old Colombian had too much in both the third and fourth games. In each, he was able to pull away at the right times, taking both 11-8 to book his spot in a first Platinum semi-final since the 2021 Allam British Open.

“That end for me was emotional. It’s very special. I made my first semi-final here in 2015, when I beat Gregory [Gaultier]. Getting that result after eight years, its something very special for a professional player,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez’s semi-final opponent will be World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy, after the Egyptian produced a clinical performance. He dropped just ten points in a straight games demolition of Frenchman Victor Crouin to move through to the last four.

The action continues on Tuesday, January 24, with the quarter finals coming to a conclusion at the glass court at the incredible Grand Central Terminal. All the action from New York City will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day 4

Kennedy Downs Elaraby To Reach J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Quarter Finals

England’s Georgina Kennedy, playing in her first major tournament since September, got the better of World No.7 Rowan Elaraby to make it through to the quarter finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions at the incredible Grand Central Terminal.

"I mean, it's a really great feeling, obviously. My targets coming in to these events was, you know, I wanted to win last week and I wanted to reach at least the quarters. So I'm proud of myself for reaching my goals,” Kennedy said.

The action continues on Monday January 23, with the quarter finals getting underway at the glass court at the incredible Grand Central Terminal. All the action from New York City will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day 3:

Crouin Into ToC Quarter Finals After Asal Retires Through Illness

Frenchman Victor Crouin is into the quarter finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after World No.1 Mostafa Asal had to retire from their third round contest due to illness.

Asal had won their previous four matches, but Crouin took the opening game of their last 16 encounter at Grand Central Terminal. The Egyptian called to extend the game break to three minutes, but was unable to continue after that time due to dizziness and other symptoms, meaning Crouin was awarded the match.

The third round continues on Sunday, January 22, with the bottom half of the draw taking to the glass court at the incredible Grand Central Terminal, aiming to reach the last eight of the Platinum level tournament. All the action from New York City will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day 3

Sobhy and Clyne Set Up All-American Third Round Clash At The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

USA’s Amanda Sobhy (above) and Olivia Clyne (below), both members of their nation’s quartet who came second at the WSF Women’s World Team Championships, will meet in the last 16 of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City after winning their respective second round clashes on Friday evening.

The action from the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions continues on Saturday, January 21 with the top half of the third round being played at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. All the action from the glass court will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day 2:
Evening Roundup

Miguel Rodriguez celebrates his win over Mohamed ElShorbagy in New York City

The second evening of action at the 2023 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions was one full of action, tense contests, and a major surprise.

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez got the better of World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy with a vintage performance, fighting back from a game down to win in four on the glass court at Grand Central Terminal.

The opening game was a good one for the Englishman, and his strong attacking squash was too much for Rodriguez, despite his best efforts. A second game tie-break was crucial in the match, with the Colombian fighting through it 12-10 to level the contest, and wrestle the momentum back in this favour.

From there, the crowd got behind the World No.15, and a tight third game went his way 11-9. The start of the fourth was domination for the Colombian, who would go on to secure a four-game victory, and a spot in the third round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.

“I came without pressure, of course. I was expecting a tough match and, you know, playing Ali Farag, Tarek Momen, the top five guys, it’s always very tough, especially in the first rounds like, I mean, the first match,” Rodriguez said.

“But overall, I think I played very smooth today. I was just trying not to play the same way I play. You know, every time, like defending and maybe waiting for mistakes.

“And there was yeah, my strategy was, you know, to keep more like at the back, at the corners and maybe when I had like a loose ball going for the shots and still doing like, you know, my trick shots and everything went well and yeah, I feel very smooth without tension, because usually those kind of matches, it gives you, you know, a lot of tension in your body and you start to worry too much about what’s going to happen or what’s happening, you know, during the match.”

Also on the glass court at Grand Central Terminal, Frenchman Victor Crouin had to fight his way past England’s Nick Wall in a five-game thriller. The Englishman led on two occasions, with a fast-paced game being too much for the World No.10 at times.

Victor Crouin on court with Nick Wall

Crouin, who has already featured in four finals this season, showed his fighting qualities, and although he was not playing his best squash, he was able to come through the fifth game. He was not deterred by an injury break, where Wall had to clean up some running blood from his knee, and the Frenchman won out in the end to move into the last 16.

“Yeah. I’m just happy I won the match because it was very tough. But I’ve never had a straightforward match against Nick. I’ve always struggled a lot against him and again, I lost the first encounter on the PSA World Tour,” the World No.10 explained.

“I think it was at the British Open, first round match. So any time I play him, I’m not feeling at my my best. And I need to prepare very, very seriously, which I always do. But this time it just felt different. So sometimes you just have to go through and win the matches.”

Also in Grand Central, Nouran Gohar got her title defence underway by defeating home favourite Olivia Fiechter, new World No.1 Mostafa Asal got the better of England’s Patrick Rooney, and Nour El Tayeb showed her class in a 19-minute victory over compatriot Yathreb Adel.

At the Harvard Club of New York, England’s Sarah-Jane Perry fought her way through to the third round, with a battling display against Egypt’s Salma Hany. She found herself 2-1 down, but came back to win in five.

Sarah-Jane Perry celebrates her win over Salma Hany

“A really tough one there, coming back from 2-1 down against any player is really difficult. But especially against someone like Salma [Hany] with the quality that she possesses and the skills that she has,” said Perry.

“A couple of those games there, I was really getting done because I was leaving the ball loose. So I had to really just knuckle down, focus on my length, then my shots and then look for the opportunities to attack. Thankfully, I just managed to go up a few gears and the start of the fifth and I could sort of sense she was a bit tired so I wanted to take advantage of that. I was really pleased with the fifth game particularly.”

There was also a five-game victory for Egypt’s Mariam Metwally, while Belgian No.1 Nele Gilis defeated Japanese No.1 Satomi Watanabe in straight games.

World No.8 Mazen Hesham came through a tricky test in his second round match at the Nicol Squash Club. He defeated Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal in a five-game contest which lasted more than 80 minutes. Prior to that clash, Egypt’s Jana Shiha had knocked out Ghosal’s compatriot, Joshna Chinappa, winning in four games.

The final venue of the evening’s action, the River Club of New York, saw two men’s matches. Moustafa El Sirty downed Malaysian No.1 Eain Yow Ng, while Auguste Dussourd overcame Mexican Cesar Salazar to reach the last 16 of the competition.
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Day 2:
Afternoon Roundup

Round two of the prestigious J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions got underway at 12:00 from Grand Central Terminal in New York City with four matches taking place in the afternoon session.

One of the home favourites, Sabrina Sobhy was up first looking to restore some pride to the home nation after a disappointing day one which saw no winners from the USA. Sobhy started slow in the first game but managed to recover from there and took the next three games convincingly to book her place in round three.

“It’s the first match of the second round, so I was at 12pm, which I’m not to used to. I think we can all say we’re used to playing in the evening. So I just kind of had to adjust a little bit with the routine and stuff,” Sobhy said.

“I had a tournament last week [Carol Weymuller Open] and I didn’t feel too confident and comfortable with my squash. So of course, like this week, I was trying not to think about it, but inevitably it kind of stays with you a little bit.

“So I was just kind of like hoping to brush that off and play a little bit more comfortable squash, which I might have found a little bit throughout the match today, but still felt pretty uncomfortable. So overall, all I can say is like, I’m really happy to make it through to the next round.”

Next up on the all-glass court in the Vanderbilt Hall, No.4 seed Joelle King needed all five games to defeat Wales’ Emily Whitlock to advance to round three. The World No.22 started the better of the two and displayed accurate squash to take the opening game to lead 1-0. King responded in typical fashion, hitting accurate lines to the back corners and moved through the gears to take the lead 2-1.

Joelle King in action

After levelling the match at 2-2 with another near-perfect game, Whitlock ran out of steam in the fifth game and couldn’t maintain her momentum as King rattled off points to reach 10-3. The New Zealander converted the match at the first time of asking to move through to yet another third round.

The first men’s match on the glass court featured an all-European battle between Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller and Wales’ Joel Makin.

With the games tied at 1-1, it was Mueller who managed to hold onto game three by hitting the space on the court and testing the movement of Makin. After hitting a backhand boast into the front corner, Mueller took the game 12-10 to take the lead in the contest.

In true Joel Makin fashion, he battled back to force a fifth game in the match, but the skill of Nicolas Mueller was far from finished. The Swiss ran out to a 6-2 lead and soon had two match balls at 10-8. At the second time of asking, an unbelievable kill from the serve sealed the win for the World No.13.

Marwan ElShorbagy rounded off the afternoon session with a hard fought win over France’s Gregoire Marche. The ‘Jackel’ and The ‘Acrobat’ met just last week at the Houston Open, with the Egyptian coming through in four games.

ElShorbagy only needed three games to progress in today’s match as he found all four corners with great accuracy throughout the match and made life extremely difficult for the Frenchman. After closing out a crucial second game 17-15, the momentum was well and truly with the Egyptian as he took the third 11-8 to reach round three.

You can watch all of the glass court action from the evening session live on SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day One:
Evening Roundup

Hana Moataz & Lucy Turmel

The opening day of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions continued into the evening session in New York City, with action taking place across five courts at four venues.

At the New York Athletic Club, Egypt’s Hana Moataz fought back from two games down to overcome England’s Lucy Turmel, winning in five games after a lengthy battle which lasted almost an hour.

“I think she had a really, good start. I kind of had a slow start,” said Moataz.

“I played way better towards the end. I think I was just really stressed in the beginning so I was just trying to enjoy it a bit more and play some proper squash towards the end! I think I’m more aggressive towards the middle. I like to volley and attack more, I feel like I was very passive in the beginning and she kept boasting a lot and I didn’t get any of it, but I think I was playing much better towards the end.

“I’m happy I was able to get it together and I think I’m just going to take it match by match. They’re [Gear & Alves] both really good players, it will be a close match regardless of whom I play.

“I’m desperate to get to the glass court. I last played this tournament like six years ago and my goal at the beginning of the season was to get into the tournament with my ranking. So I’m happy I made it and then I’m happy I made it past the first round. The next goal is to make it to the glass for sure.”

Greg Lobban in action

Elsewhere at the New York Athletic Club, former World No.7 Mohamed Abouelghar continued his comeback from injury with a solid performance against compatriot Karim El Hammamy, while Yathreb Adel fought back from a game down to win another all-Egyptian clash, beating Fayrouz Aboelkheir in four games. There were also wins for Alexandra Fuller, Greg Lobban, Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and Melissa Alves.

At the River Club of New York, Cesar Salazar came through an all-Mexican clash against Leonel Cardenas, getting the better of his compatriot in straight games to move through to the last 32 of the Platinum level tournament. There were also wins for Nadine Shahin, Aifa Azman and Auguste Dussourd.

The action also continued at the Nicol Squash Club were Mohamed ElSherbini got the evening session underway with a win over France’s Lucas Serme. Meanwhile, it was mixed fortunes for Team England as Jasmine Hutton beat wildcard Caroline Fouts in straight games, but James Willstrop couldn’t score a game against Spain’s Iker Pajares Bernabeu. Hong Kong’s Tomato Ho closed out the play at the Nicol Squash Club with a convincing win over Spain’s Cristina Gomez.

The second round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions will see the first day of action at the spectacular Grand Central Terminal. The glass court will be housed in Vanderbilt Hall as always, with all the action from the glass court being streamed live on  SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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Day One:
Afternoon Roundup

Ramit Tandon & Raphael Kandra

The prestigious J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions got underway this afternoon in New York, with 64 players, representing 18 different countries, all battling it out across four different venues to secure places in the second round.

At the Nicol Squash Club, India’s Ramit Tandon produced the performance of the afternoon as he came back from 2-0 down to defeat German No.1 Raphael Kandra to claim his place in the second round.

Kandra was on top in the opening exchanges of the match and used his powerful movement to get in front of the Indian and make it difficult for Tandon to impose his attacking style on the match.

After closing out a tight second game, Tandon started to mount his comeback. The Indian started to work the ball into space a lot better and the movement of Kandra started to slow down. Kandra tried his best to regain control of the match but the skills of Tandon were in full flow as he ran through to take the next three games and book his place in round two in what he claims to be his second home.

“I just kept fighting. It comes down to the basics,” said Tandon.

“Growing up, people just tell you, to fight to the last point and that’s a little tricky because most of the time when you’re down and out, you don’t really come back. So to believe in that and to keep fighting, it’s something I’m really proud of today.

“This [New York] is like my second home. I have a lot of friends here, friends like family here. I went to school here. So the New York source community friends, former colleagues in New York, it’s always great to see them. So I’m always happy here.”

Egypt’s Omar Mosaad also needed five games to book his round two spot, beating England’s Adrian Waller in a 63-minute contest. There were also wins for Jana Shiha and Joshna Chinappa at the Nicol club.

The highly anticipated clash between Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng and Egypt’s Aly Abou Eleinen at the River Club of New York went the way of the Malaysian, who managed to defeat the in-form Eleinen in four games to book his place in round two.

 Eain Yow Ng

It was Eleinen, who benefitted from featuring at the Houston Open last week, who started the stronger of the two , however, with a quick pace shown in the early exchanges. He went on to win the first 11-5, but from there, it was Ng that was the better of the two players.

The Malaysian was able to stamp his authority on the contest, and won the second game 11-6. That brought the momentum in his favour, and some clever attacking shots saw him then win both the third and fourth games as well, coming through a tricky first round test in 46 minutes, winning 3-1.

“He had played a tournament last week. He did well. So obviously he was feeling good. And for me, I felt I needed some time to get used to the court, to get used to playing a match again. So after the first game, I just got into the flow and started to play my game. So just, yeah, took away his strengths and played to my strengths. And from second game onwards it was fairly comfortable. So I’m really happy with my performance today.

“I think it’s always important to see what your opponent is doing, but also at the same time, not let it affect me too much. I think I knew that if I was playing at my best, I would still beat him. So at the end of the day, I was aware of what he has done. I’m aware of how dangerous he is. It’s definitely a very dangerous first round and I just stuck to my game plan. I did what I had to do and yeah, it’s good enough to beat him.”

Egyptian duo Hana Ramadan and Moustafa El Sirty also claimed wins at the River Club of New York, beating Yahya Elnawasany and Lucy Beecroft respectively. Whilst Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann overcame USA’s Faraz Khan in straight games.

Over at the Harvard Club of New York, one of the upsets of the day came from England’s Nathan Lake, who defeated France’s Baptiste Masotti in three games to advance. Fellow Brit, Emily Whitlock also scored a victory over Marie Stephan to book a round two place. Japan’s rising star Satomi Watanabe and Egypt’s Nour Aboulmakarim also were victorious and are moving through to the second round.

Keep up to date with all the live scores from the evening matches here.

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Farag Withdraws From J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

Ali Farag

World No.2 Ali Farag will not return to defend his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crown, due to an ongoing knee problem.

Farag, who claimed the title at Grand Central Terminal in May 2022 after beating Diego Elias in a thrilling four-game final, continues to suffer from a knee problem that first appeared at the U.S. Open.

The Egyptian featured at the Grasshopper Cup, but was clearly not himself, losing out to home favourite Nicolas Mueller in the second round. Since then, Farag has missed the MARIGOLD Singapore Squash Open and the Everbright Securities International Hong Kong Squash Open at the end of last year.

With Farag out of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, New Zealand’s Paul Coll becomes the top seed, with new World No.1 Mostafa Asal moving up to the No.2 seed.

Peru’s Diego Elias moves up to the top four seeds, with Egypt’s Fares Dessouky moving up into the top eight seeds. India’s Saurav Ghosal replaces Dessouky in the 9/16 seeding bracket, and now receives a bye through the opening day’s action in New York City.

Frenchman Auguste Dussourd now moves into the 17/32 seeding bracket, and he will take on Hong Kong’s Henry Leung in the first round. Faraz Khan comes into the draw, adding to the American contingent in New York, and he will face Swiss No.2 Dimitri Steinmann on day one.

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Abbas Out Of J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

Nada Abbas

Egypt’s World No.19 Nada Abbas is out of the upcoming J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.

The first PSA World Tour Platinum level tournament will take place at Grand Central Terminal in New York City from January 18-26.

With Abbas having been part of the 9/16 seeding bracket, USA’s Olivia Clyne now takes that spot in the draw and will be the third American to receive a bye through to the second round.

Egypt’s Nour Aboulmakarim moves into the 17/32, into the place vacated by Clyne. The Egyptian will now face Hong Kong’s Ka Yi Lee. Spanish No.1 Cristina Gomez comes into the draw, and will now take Hong Kong’s Tomato Ho on the opening day.
Defending Champions Farag and Gohar Lead 2023 Tournament of Champions Draws

World No.1’s Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag will return to New York City between January 18-26 to defend their J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions crowns as the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament celebrates its 25th year of being staged at the iconic Grand Central Terminal.

The iconic event will return to its Platinum-level status in 2023, after last year’s Gold event, where Egypt’s Farag and Gohar were victorious under the chandeliers of Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. Gohar defeated home favourite Amanda Sobhy in the final, while Farag came through a great battle with Peruvian Diego Elias to lift the men’s title.

Gohar will lead a star-studded cast in the women’s draw. Three-time ‘ToC’ winner Nour El Sherbini will be the No.2 seed, with compatriot Hania El Hammamy and the in-form Joelle King also in contention.

Gohar will take on US No.2 and World No.10 Olivia Fiechter in the second round, with the pair both receiving byes through the opening day’s action. The World No.1 could then face compatriot Nour El Tayeb in the quarter finals, before a meeting with King in the last four.

El Sherbini will start her week in New York against either fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin or the second women’s wildcard. Possible meetings with Welshwoman Tesni Evans or US No.1 Amanda Sobhy could follow for El Sherbini, before a potentially massive semi-final battle with World No.3 El Hammamy.

Sobhy and Fiechter will be just two of five Americans in the women’s draw. Sobhy’s younger sister, Sabrina, and Olivia Clyne could meet in the second round if the latter defeats Ka Yi Lee on the opening day. Meanwhile, wildcard Caroline Fouts takes on England’s Jasmine Hutton in the first round.

Farag will be aiming for a third ‘ToC’ crown in January, and he will start his run in New York against either England’s Patrick Rooney or American wildcard Dillon Huang in the second round. Frenchman Victor Crouin and compatriot Marwan ElShorbagy could then follow, before a semi-final clash with old rival Mohamed ElShorbagy.

In the bottom half of the draw, Paul Coll and Mostafa Asal could meet once more in the semis. The Kiwi will start off against either France’s Baptiste Masotti or Englishman Nathan Lake, before potentially meeting Peru’s Diego Elias in the quarters. Asal could do battle with Tarek Momen in the last eight if he gets past Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann or Frenchman Auguste Dussourd in his opening match.

The American duo of Shahjahan Khan and Todd Harrity will lead the home hopes in the men’s draw. Khan will take on former World No.5 Borja Golan in his opening match of the competition, while Harrity will take on Qatari No.1 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in the first round.

Elsewhere, Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim and England’s Georgina Kennedy will both be aiming to return from injury. The Egyptian has not featured on tour since the El Gouna International in June, while Kennedy had to withdraw from the England team currently featuring at the WSF Women’s World Team Championships in Cairo.

Mohamed Abouelghar will also continue his comeback from injury. The former World No.7 jumped up over 640 places in the PSA World Rankings following his quarter-final appearance at the Hong Kong Football Club Open on Monday, and is now currently just outside the world’s top 200.

There will be playoffs for the second wildcard spot in each draw. They will take place on January 17, the day before the tournament starts, at the Yale Club of New York. Hollis Robertson will face Peter Creed in the men’s match, with Anna Shumway and Akanksha Salunkhe doing battle in the women’s match.

Global streaming coverage is provided by SQUASHTV, while the semi-finals and finals will be shown by PSA’s broadcast partners.

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In 1995, the Tournament of Champions was one of the first events to be staged in Vanderbilt Hall when the venue was made available for public use. The 83-year-old tournament celebrates its 25th anniversary in Grand Central in 2023.


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