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|Ramy Ashour Profile|
|Date of Birth||30th September, 1987|
|Residence||Cairo, egypt And New York, USA|
|Coach||Haitham Ashoush (trainer),|
|Interests||Music, badminton, watersports|
|Other Sponsors||EgyptAir, Pharco pharmaceuticals|
Nicknamed ‘The Artist’, Ramy Ashour is one of the most technically gifted players ever to play the game of squash and a real fan favourite.
He won his first major professional title in 2007, defeating David Palmer in the Canadian Squash Classic. He followed it up by winning the Kuwait Open the same year, beating compatriot Amr Shabana in the final.
Wins at the 2009 PSA Masters and Saudi International in December meant that the Egyptian star reached World No.1 in January 2010 at just 22 years of age, becoming the youngest player to do so for 26 years.
In 2012 he made the final of every tournament he competed in and won the 2012 Qatar PSA World Championship, US Open, Hong Kong Open and Australian Open.
Despite being dogged by injury, Ashour started 2013 in fine fettle, coming back from 2-0 down to defeat Gregory Gaultier in the final of the Tournament of Champions – his third victory at the event – and continued to carry on his amazing 2012 momentum on the tour as he went 49-matches unbeaten.
It was eventual champion Nick Matthew who ended that run during the 2013 World Championship, and the Egyptian went on to be plagued by injury during the next year.
After almost six months away from the court, Ashour returned to the court for the 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship and completed a miraculous return to action, clinching his third World Championship title after beating compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy in a superb final.
Ashour then struggled with a knee-miniscus injury for a further five months before he made yet another stunning return to the game with Elshorbagy again being defeated in the final of the El Gouna International in April 2015.
The Egyptian’s injury woes continued into the 2015/16 season as he limped out of his US Open second round fixture just weeks after beating Nick Matthew to the NetSuite Open title.
He made his comeback at the World Championship in November 2015 but yet another hamstring problem held him back and he bowed out in the quarter-final stage after defeat to Omar Mosaad.
2016 saw issues with injuries limit the enigmatic Egyptian to just five tournament appearances. He battled through to the final of the iconic British Open, ultimately losing to ElShorbagy, but began the 2016/17 with a bang as he dispatched Karim Abdel Gawad to win the Hong Kong Open crown - his first World Series title for 16 months.
However, Ashour’s return to fitness was short-lived, as he struggled with a hamstring problem, forcing him to retire in the final of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship to hand the title to Gawad.
Ashour returned from injury in the Windy City Open, where he lost out to Rosner in round 2 of the tournament.
Ashour then made it all the way to the semi-finals of the British Open, where yet again he was forced to retire, this time he handed victory to Gregory Gaultier, who eventually went on to win the tournament.
The Egyptian was then forced to withdraw from the 2017 edition of the World Series tournament after failing to recover from a hamstring strain sustained during the Allam British Open.
Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open 2017 14 - 19 Nov World Series Event
Qatar Classic 2017 29 Oct - 03 Nov World Series Event
2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management 07 - 14 Oct World Series Event
J.P. Morgan China Squash Open 2017 31 Aug - 03 Sep M100 Event
Pacific Market International Bellevue Squash Classic 2017 16 - 20 May M100 Event
El Gouna International Squash Open 2017 07 - 14 Apr World Series Event
Allam British Open 2017 21 - 26 Mar World Series Event
Guggenheim Partners & EquiTrust Windy City Open 2017 23 Feb - 01 Mar World Series Event
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2017 12 - 19 Jan World Series Event
Qatar Classic 2016 13 - 18 Nov World Series Event