Epic squash battles in store in Dubai

Epic squash battles in store in Dubai
Raneem El Welily will be among the leading squash players in action.

By KT Report

Published: Tue 17 May 2016, 10:52 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 May 2016, 12:55 AM

A new dimension to squash will be seen when the unpredictable Miguel Angel Rodriguez of Colombia walks into the all-glass court in front of the Burj Khalifa next week to take on the three-time former world champion Nick Matthew of England on Day 1 of the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals from May 24-28.
Matthew is amongst the oldest players competing on the PSA World Tour, but the man known as 'The Wolf' continues to be a genuine World Series title challenger, and will draw on his legendary tenacity and mental strength when he meets one of the most popular players on the world tour. The top eight male and female squash players in the world will arrive in Dubai next week ready for one of the toughest competitions of the year.
Play begins on Tuesday, May 24 at 2pm, with eight best-of-three matches on each of the first three days, with every player playing once each day. One of the expected highlights of Day 1 will be the clash between new world champion and world number one Nour El Sherbini and her compatriot and former world No.1 Raneem El Welily.
Nour has taken the World Tour by storm in 2016, becoming the first Egyptian woman ever to win the prestigious Allam British Open and Women's World Championship.
moni@khaleejtimes.com




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