Top two clash in Australian Open finals

Deciders to feature world’s best squash players.

Afp August 13, 2011


The world’s top two squash players will clash in the final of the Australian Open in Canberra after Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour both won their semi-finals yesterday.

Matthew ended David Palmer’s fairytale run with a 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 win, before Ashour downed Gregory Gaultier 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 in a match of rare quality.

The 35-year-old Palmer has been carrying an ankle injury but has been playing great squash, culminating in a win over world number three Karim Darwish in the quarter-finals.

The women’s final also features the world numbers one and two, Malaysia’s Nicol David and Englishwoman Jenny Duncalf.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2011.


Kenny | 12 years ago | Reply

Dear IHT ,It is really good to read about this news even though the local news sites are not that interested once an Aussie player is out of the tournament. Congratulations on covering the event that serves the interests of people like me who watch with growing admiration the exploits of Nicol David on our soil for the first time since the CG 2006 in Melbourne. Kudos to the players who made the effort to come here to play in the first place. And commiserations to those who lost.

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