Final Thoughts on ToC 2014

Two history-making winners, a star on the rise, and some high anxiety

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Day 8: Mind Games

When four of the best players in the world take the court for tonight's finals, psychology will be a key to determining who wins

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Day 7: Four Master Classes

Shabana vs. Willstrop is the highlight, but tonight's semifinals all have the potential to be classics

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Day 6: Battles of the Ages

Every match today pits a top veteran against a rising star; previews and predictions for the outcomes

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Day 5: Grand Central Rocks

The crowds and the energy at this year’s ToC are through the roof; plus Day 5 previews and predictions

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Day 4: Women Take the Stage

The big innovation of this year’s ToC is the women’s draw, which now includes the greatest players in the world

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Day 3: Glory, Guts, and Pain

There are some experiences all squash players share in common

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Day 2: Giving It the College Try

Today’s second match of the afternoon highlights an interesting issue in the squash world: the role of the U.S. collegiate game.

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Courtside Blog: Good Old Boys

Today’s first round of the ToC demonstrates a noteworthy trend: just as in other fields of work, the retirement age for squash players is getting older. 

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Courtside Blog: Pro Squash 101

Some background about the men’s and women’s tours….

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John's Blog #3

It’s time to celebrate and enjoy all of the world’s top women at this year’s ToC, especially the amazing success that is Nicol David, who is making her ToC debut.

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John's Blog

History is waiting!

It is an exciting time for men’s squash and I can’t wait to see what unfolds at the ToC this January on the PSA side of the draw.

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John's Blog

What do the recent World Open, British Open, Tournament of Champions, Kuwait Cup, North American Open, US Open, Hong Kong Open and the 2013 NetSuite Open have in common?  World No.1 Ramy Ashour is seeded to win.

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Final Thoughts on ToC 2013

Last night Ramy Ashour put on an amazing display of brinksmanship. He’s an unusual king of the game, and that's a good thing.

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Day 7: A Finals Night Q & A

After the brilliant and draining semis, a few key questions will determine who takes the ToC championship tonight.

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John's Blog

History is waiting!

It is an exciting time for men’s squash and I can’t wait to see what unfolds at the ToC this January on the PSA side of the draw.

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Day 6: Ready for Blastoff

We had one awe-inducing match yesterday. Tonight, we could be headed for the stratosphere.

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Day 5: High Anxiety

In the later rounds of the ToC, the decisive battles are the ones going on inside the players' heads.

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Day 4: Ladies & Giants

Women will dominate the court in Grand Central today, playing eight first-round matches, but prime time belongs to the biggest players, literally, of the men’s game.

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Day 3: Finals Tonight! (jk!)

We’re actually only in the second round, but a perfect storm of circumstances has created a match-up that will have the intensity and quality of a final.

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Day 2: Notes & Predictions

The first round tends to be the tantalizing stage of the ToC, whetting our appetites for what’s to come, and this year is proving true to form.

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Day 1 Evening Predictions

As I write this, I stand 0 for 2 on ToC predictions. These boys better make me look good tonight.

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Day 1 Afternoon Predictions

The games officially begin today. Here are previews and predictions for the afternoon matches.

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A ToC Cheat Sheet

By Matt Lombardi

To help ToC viewers who aren’t familiar with the pro squash tour, I’ve divided up the players into categories based on their distinguishing characteristics for easy reference.

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Three storylines to look for at the ToC

By Matt Lombardi

It’s time again for that holy week of New York squash enthusiasts, the Tournament of Champions. I’m delighted to be dispensing my cobbled-together wisdom and intrepid predictions again this year on the ToC Courtside Blog.

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