This squash season is off to a very exciting start! The first tournament of the season saw Nick Matthew win the tournament in a commanding fashion. The second tournament saw Ramy Ashour win in a great final against Gauthier and retake the #1 ranking!
These two definitely seemed to be at a different level currently than the other players in the field. It is going to be a great battle throughout this season for the #1 spot in the world.
Burst on to the squash scene as junior. Becoming the first player in history to win the World Junior Squash Championships twice!
His entry to the PSA has been equally exciting. He plays a very exciting brand of squash. Attacking fearlessly at every opportunity he plays a different game of squash than the world has ever seen. It is exciting and entertaining.
Ramy is very young still which is great as he should have a very long career ahead of him still. It will be very exciting to watch him throughout his hopefully very long career.
Ramy Ashour is one of the few pro's that played with a racquet without being sponsored by the manufacturer. That changed this year when Ramy selected Dunlop to partner with and is now playing with the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max.
Is in a very different part his career than Ramy. He is 30 and has been around for years already. Despite possibly being in the later stages of his career he is playing the best squash of his life. It is very exciting to watch someones really hard work pay off.
Nick plays a very high pressure brand of squash. He dominates the 'T' and plays at a very high pace. The precision he plays with is amazing. Anything loose at all he can take short, straight and keep the ball so tight to the wall that is nearly impossible to scrape it off and doing something useful. At his best nobody seems to have an answer to his game at present. For any aspiring player Nick's game and success is a great model.
Nick plays with a Dunlop racquet as well. He uses the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Evolution 120. It is a light racquet that is well suited to Nick's aggressive volleying style of game.
The near future in PSA is very exciting with these two great players competing for the #1 spot in the world. It should produce some exciting squash. Hopefully these two will be able to elevate each other and push their games to even greater heights.