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Height 180cm

Weight 84kg

Birthplace Pembrokeshire, Wales

Racket sponsor Karakal Raw Pro 2

World Rank

7

Road to Egypt

7

Joel Makin

DOB 27 October 1994

CountryWales

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Flag (eg)T. Momen

CIB PSA World Tour Finals 2021/2022 - Cairo, Egypt

24 JUN      Round 3

  • 2-0
  • 11-7
  • 14-12

Flag (nz)P. Coll

CIB PSA World Tour Finals 2021/2022 - Cairo, Egypt

22 JUN      Round 2

  • 0-2
  • 10-12
  • 5-11

Flag (eg)M. Asal

CIB PSA World Tour Finals 2021/2022 - Cairo, Egypt

21 JUN      Round 1

  • 1-2
  • 7-11
  • 11-3
  • 7-11

Flag (eg)M. Asal

El Gouna International 2022 - El Gouna, Egypt

30 MAY      Round 3

  • 1-3
  • 7-11
  • 8-11
  • 11-6
  • 7-11

Flag (fr)S. Bonmalais

El Gouna International 2022 - El Gouna, Egypt

28 MAY      Round 2

  • 3-0
  • 11-9
  • 11-9
  • 11-4

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El Gouna International 2022 - El Gouna, Egypt

11 JAN      Round 1

  • 0-0

Flag (eg)T. Momen

CIB PSA World Championships Cairo 2022 - Cairo, Egypt

17 MAY      Round 3

  • 1-3
  • 11-8
  • 9-11
  • 2-11
  • 7-11

Flag (fr)L. Serme

CIB PSA World Championships Cairo 2022 - Cairo, Egypt

15 MAY      Round 2

  • 3-0
  • 11-8
  • 11-3
  • 11-6

Flag (ar)L. Romiglio

CIB PSA World Championships Cairo 2022 - Cairo, Egypt

13 MAY      Round 1

  • 3-0
  • 11-8
  • 11-4
  • 11-2

Upcoming Matches


V. Crouin

QTerminals Qatar Classic 2022
Doha, Qatar

5 SEP      Round 2

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Joel Makin Profile
Date of Birth 27th October, 1994
Height (cm) 180
Weight (kg) 84
Residence Birmingham, England
Interests Boxing, MMA and CrossFit
Racket Sponsor Karakal Raw Pro 2
String Sponsor Karakal
Clothing Sponsor Karakal
Other Sponsors Greenaway Autos, Expression Networks

Joel Makin joined the PSA World Tour in 2013 and has seen a rapid rise up through the PSA World Rankings ever since, reaching the top ten for the first time in 2020.
Makin’s first final appearance came in 2014 at the McWil & Euro Styl Gdansk Open but lost out to James Earles over four games. The Welshman then finished runner-up at the Swiss Open the following year when beaten to the title by Kristian Frost in straight games. The Welshman then claimed his first PSA World Tour title at the City of Greater Bendigo International in 2015 when he downed Joshua Larkin in straight games in the final.
Makin continued to make consistent final appearances. A runner-up finish followed in the Pareti Open but Makin fell short of the main prize with Christophe Andre claiming the title after a four-game contest. He then secured back-to-back runner-up positions in both the Stotford Classic and Kent Open where he lost out to Charles Sharpes and Tom Ford respectively.
The Welshman broke inside the world’s top 50 for the first time in his career in 2017. The year after, he went on to win the Kent Open after beating Joshua Masters in the final, before finishing runner-up to Tom Richards in the Nash Cup. He also finished runner-up in the Chicago Open, losing to Cesar Salazar in the final. Makin made the semis of the Pittsburgh Open and the Irish Open in 2018, before going on to take victory in the Arnold Homes Tring Open, defeating Peter Creed in the final.
The Welshman made the quarter finals of both the Channel VAS Championships and the Qatar Classic at the end of 2018, and started well at the Tournament of Champions in 2019, but had to retire through injury. Makin then made the quarter finals of the Canary Wharf Classic, but lost out to eventual champion Paul Coll. The Welshman then consistently made the last 16 towards the end of the campaign.
Makin continued his rise up the World Rankings throughout the 2019-2020 season, breaching the top ten for the first time in his career in the latter stages of the season. That came after finishing runner-up to Paul Coll at the Open de France - Nantes presented by Tailor Capital and reaching the semi-finals of of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open at the start of the season.
He then followed it up with quartet-final appearances at the Channel VAS Championships at St. George’s Hill, J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and the Troilus Canada Cup. Makin also led the Welsh team at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, as they surprised everyone to finish 3rd, the nation’s best finish at the tournament since 1999.
The British No.1 made it through to the quarter-finals of the Manchester Open, before then defying the odds to reach the last four at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals, in his debut appearance at the season-ending tournament. The Welshman then reached the last eight of both the Qatar Classic and the CIB Black Ball Squash Open at the end of 2020.
The Welshman continued that rise in 2021, breaking into the top eight for the first time at the end of the year. That came after consistently making it into the quarter finals of the major tournaments, along with making it to the last four at the CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open, U.S. Open presented by Truist and the Qatar QTerminals Classic.
He started his 2022 campaign with a runner-up finish at the Squash on Fire Open in Washington, D.C. before then making the quarters of the Windy City Open Presented by the Walter Family, Optasia Championships and GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic. Makin secured the biggest crown of his career later that year, with a victory at the Manchester Open, before going on to take the Silver Medal in the Men’s Singles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Results

CIB PSA World Tour Finals 2021/2022 21 - 26 Jun PSA World Tour Finals Event

British National Championships 2022 15 - 18 Jun WSF & PSA National Championships Event

El Gouna International 2022 27 May - 03 Jun PSA World Tour Platinum Event

CIB PSA World Championships Cairo 2022 13 - 22 May PSA World Championships Event

Manchester Open 2022 13 - 18 Apr PSA World Tour Silver Event

Allam British Open 2022 28 Mar - 03 Apr PSA World Tour Platinum Event

GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Classic 2022 13 - 18 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

Optasia Championships 2022 06 - 11 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

Windy City Open 2022 Presented by the Walter Family 23 Feb - 02 Mar PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Squash on Fire Open 2022 16 - 20 Feb PSA World Tour Bronze Event

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Career Wins / Losses

61.1Win Ratio

Won 173

Lost 110

Retired 4

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Joel Makin Statistics
Years 8
Total Tournaments Played 110
Total Matches Played 283
Matches Won 173
Matches Lost 110
Finals 14
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