James Willstrop (left) and Ramy Ashour from the semifinals of the 2013 North American Open. I like Willstrop’s kit here — nice yellow theme. Not to be confused with his orange look, which goes better with his shoes.
Photo by Dan Bogosh for naosquash.com
Anyhow I tracked down this shirt. It’s called the Adidas Adizero Tee. It comes in a few colors but here is the yellow guy:
Photo via adidas.co.uk
Daily Squash Report for linking to Steve Cubs’ video of James Willstrop and Nick Matthew at the 2013 British Nationals. Nick Matthew won the match in 3 to become 5-time British national champ.
It’s a rare treat to watch an extended squash video from the front wall like this. Enjoy:
Update: Steve also captured the epic fifth game of the finals between
Laura Massaro and Alison Waters, which Alison won to become 3-time British national champion:
Here’s another photo
from DailySquashReport showing James Willstrop in action at the “Showdown at Symphony” event.
Looks like we can make out he is still using the
Prince EXO3 Tour Squash Racket.
He’s got some new shoes for this season though — the
Adidas Adipower Stabil 10.
Recently, James Willstrop has been playing with the
Prince EXO3 Tour Squash Racquet, as shown here:
Photo by Jordan Mansfield
Here’s what the EXO3 Tour (the newer model) looks like:
Prior to that he was using the
Prince O3 Black, which is actually silver-colored:
James Willstrop first reached #1 in the
PSA World Tour world squash rankings in January 2012. He hails from Yorkshire, England. He’s a vegetarian and has written a book, Shot and a Ghost, chronicling a year on the professional squash tour. He’s also a damn fine squash player.
Photo of James by ] Jordan Mansfield for PSA World Tour
You can watch him in all his glory on
PSA Squash TV, but here are some YouTube highlights to tide you over. James Willstrop 2012
Ramy Ashour — Semifinals of the British Open squash 2012:
A point against Mohamed El Shorbagy from the
2012 British Open:
Nick Matthew — Canary Wharf squash 2012 finals:
Ramy Ashour — 2012 North American Open Finals:
James versus Nick Matthew — 2012 Tournament of Champions Finals:
An interview with James right after he first became world #1:
VIDEO 2010 videos
James and Nick play in the
Canary Wharf classic semi-finals:
VIDEO Links and Info
James Willstrop – SquashInfo
James Willstrop – Wikipedia
James Willstrop – Twitter
James Willstrop – Facebook
Girlfriend – Vanessa Atkinson
Racket – See James Willstrop Racket