I stumbled on some incredible news from the world of squash while reading SquashZAG - Ramy Ashour, currently ranked #2 in the world is now playing with Dunlop. What a great move for Dunlop. They now have #1, #2, #4 and #5 playing with their racquets. There will be much said about this over the next few days I am sure but for now here is the official press release.
Dunlop are delighted to announce that World squash No.2 Ramy Ashour has joined the team as a brand ambassador.The Egyptian ace has signed a deal that will see him sport the new range of Dunlop rackets and apparel. Ramy will play with the Aerogel 4D Max squash racket and will be joined at Dunlop by his elder brother, Hisham, who has also signed a deal with the brand. He is currently testing Dunlop’s new Explosive Squash string (available this August).
22 year old Ramy is currently No.2 in the PSA rankings and his fearless, attacking style, combined with his charismatic personality, has made him one of the most talked about players in recent years.
After bursting onto the scene as a precocious 16 year old with his stunning win at the World Junior Open in 2004, Ashour has blazed a path not seen in squash in recent memory. In 2007 he won his first major- the Quatar Classic. In 2008, he followed that up with his second major, the World Open. Last year he finished the year with back-to-back PSA Platinum Series wins, making him the top ranked player in the world at the outset of 2010.
“Dunlop epitomizes the best in squash, and top players like Ramy recognize this,” commented Steve Hall, Director of Marketing, Dunlop Racquet Sports. “Dunlop racquets, balls and accessories are the choice of the world’s elite players. We look forward to seeing Ramy continue to amaze the squash world with his Aerogel 4D Max racquet.”
Sunny Singh, Sponsorship Manager for Dunlop said: “We are very excited at Ramy joining the team and it shows that Dunlop is increasingly becoming the racket of choice for many of the world’s top players. For such a young player, Ramy has already made an astonishing impact in the game already and we are very excited in signing such a talent.”