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Gregory Gaultier

PSA Stars Past and Present React to Gaultier Retirement

The world of squash has reacted to the news that legendary Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has called time on his glittering 22-year career.

A World Champion in 2015, Gaultier spent 20 months at World No.1 between 2009-2018 and also captured three British Open trophies, as well as winning the PSA World Tour Finals on three occasions.

Since making his PSA debut in 2000, Gaultier has lifted 44 PSA Tour titles, reaching 83 finals, while he won 586 of his 758 matches on the PSA Tour. Gaultier’s final PSA title came at the Czech Pro Series 1, where he beat local player Jakub Solnicky in the final. His last major PSA title win came at the 2017 El Gouna International, which came in the midst of a run which saw him dominate the PSA World Tour and capture six successive titles.

PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough led the tributes to Gaultier’s career, saying: “Greg spent two decades competing at the highest level of professional squash and is without a doubt one of the most charismatic and popular characters the sport has ever seen.

“Greg will be remembered by those that played him as probably the toughest player to breakdown on the court. His unwavering commitment, incredible fitness and mental strength saw him break a number of the sport’s long-standing records as well as break new ground for French squash, while his emotional comeback last year after 15 months on the sidelines made for one of the most heartwarming spectacles in squash in recent years.

“I want to thank Greg for his contributions to the PSA Tour over the past 22 years and on behalf of the PSA, I would like to wish him all the best for the future.”

There were also plenty of reactions from stars of the PSA World Tour both past and present…

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