2013 HK Open Squash Equipment Report (Men)

England’s Nick Matthew won the 2013 HK Open over Borja Golan of Spain, who was appearing in his first PSA World Series final. Ramy Ashour was back in action, but had to pull out in the quarterfinals due to injury. By virtue of his victory, Nick will regain the world #1 ranking.

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Qatar Classic 2013 Squash Equipment Report

Mohamed El Shorbagy won the 2013 Qatar Classic — his first major PSA tournament victory — beating Nick Matthew in a tense 5 gamer.

Here are my equipment notes from the event. I’ve also included all the PSA Squash TV video roundups at the bottom.

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PSA World Squash Championships 2013

The 2013 World Squash Championships just concluded in Manchester, with England’s Nick Matthew claiming the title in a tense 5 games over Greg Gaultier of France.

Here are photos of all the players from the event, including the equipment they used. All photos are by Steve Cubbins for SquashSite, except for the cover photo, which is by Kavitha Aruljothi.

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British Open 2013 Squash Equipment Review (Men)

British Open Squash 2013
Photo: Jordan Mansfield

Ramy Ashour beat Greg Gaultier to win the 2013 British Open. Ramy went undefeated for the ENTIRE SEASON. That is astounding.

Ramy faced intense competition this year. You can watch his matches on PSA Squash TV. My favorites include:

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Motor City Open 2013

Amr Shabana Motor City

Amr Shabana won the 2013 Motor City Open in a walkover over Karim Darwish, who retired in the second game due to a calf injury. Here are some photos and equipment sightings from the event.

All photos courtesy themotorcityopen.com

Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan
Racket: Dunlop Venom 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Siddharth Suchde
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Prince NFS Indoor II
Photo: See above

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 3

Ong Beng Hee
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive
Photo: See above with Shorbagy

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Asics (model unknown)

Karim Darwish
Racket: Head Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3
Photo: darwish-2013-motor-city

Amr Shabana
Racket: Dunlop Ice Custom Elite
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS

Ryan Cuskelly
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona6
Shoes: Asics (model unknown)

Omar Mosaad
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4
Photo: (blue shirt)

Abdullah Al Muzayen
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 130
Shoes: Victor SH8600
Photo: (Olli on the right)

Hisam Ashour
Racket: Not sure but probably a Prince O3 Black. Thanks Steve and Bopper for the tips.
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3. Thanks to Tom for the tip!
Photo: Hisham is on the left.