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The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Ramy Ashour and other players in advance of the 2015 Men’s World Championships
SQUASH’S BATTLE OF THE HEAD CASES
By NANCY KEATES
Imagine if Roger Federer walked off the court during a match at the U.S. Open and left the stadium without explanation.
That’s what happened at the U.S. Open Squash Championships in Philadelphia last month. After playing barely five minutes, Ramy Ashour, widely regarded as the world’s most technically gifted squash player, offered his hand to his opponent, stepped out of the glass court, picked up his gear and exited the building.
The crowd was silent. “Oh dear, oh dear,” said the SquashTV announcer.
Squash boring to watch? Not with the cast of characters currently atop the world rankings.