The main round of the 2013 Allam British Open Squash Championship is now under-way and Ramy Ashour is seeded to win. There certainly is some very stiff competition he will have to beat though to win this year’s British Open. Ramy has never won the British Open and if he does he will have gone a whole year without losing a match on the PSA tour. The last tournament he lost was the British Open last year when Nick Matthew beat him. Going a whole year without losing a match would be an incredible accomplishment especially considering how talented the current top 4 players are! Let’s take a look at Ramy’s career.
Racquet: Prince Airstick 130
Tour titles: 28
Months Ranked #1: 14
Ramy Ashour has been one of the most exciting players on the world squash stage since he was a junior. He became the youngest player ever to win the U19 World Junior Championship at just 16-years of age. That same year he won his first professional event, the Athens Open. His first major tournament victory came is 2007 in the Pace Canadian Squash Classic in Toronto when he beat David Palmer in the final. He first attained the world #1 ranking in January 2010. He was #1 in the world for 9 months that year. He lost the #1 ranking at the end of the year to Nick Matthew and did not regain it again until January 2013. His current unbeaten streak is at 36 matches against some incredible competition. Winning the Allam British Open Squash Championship 2013 would complete the perfect year and add a missing piece of hardware from his already impressive collection of trophies!
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