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Amr Shabana
A page for the Prince of Egypt.

Just to remind us what he has achieved...

A toi, Shabs....

August 27th 2015, North Coast, Egypt

From the desk of Amr Shabana

Dear loyal fans,

As you all may have heard “rumors” from social media that I am “retiring”. I am here to set the record straight. I have decided not put out a “press release” and instead to write a personal message from the heart to you all. First I have to say I have been overwhelmed by your wonderful messages on social media, I am feeling the love, thank you all for that.

So basically, after spending 20 years as a competitive pro athlete in the beautiful sport of Squash I have decided that this is the perfect time for me to step down and relinquish my spot in the top 10 and retire from the PSA (Professional Squash Association) International Squash Tour and focus on my other passion which is to help people worldwide realize their hidden potential and find their inner strengths.

I want to motivate you and help you realize and achieve your potential not only on court, but most importantly in life.

I am retiring from the PSA, “BUT” I am not retiring from Squash and I am not hanging my rackets up just yet, on the contrary this is just the beginning of a new exciting era where I will be serving the game in new and innovative ways and giving you the fans new and unprecedented free access to me in the coming months and much much more. You will actually be seeing more of me now than you ever did!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank first and foremost all of you fans around the world, I have been extremely humbled by your immense support over the years. To all the amazing athletes I have had the pleasure to compete against, thank you for the memories.

To the squash media, thank you for your continued support and off course last but not least to my wife and family thank you for your unconditional love and devotion especially when it got tough.

And to anyone and everyone who I might have missed from coaches to feeders to training partners to anyone who has ever came in contact with me and contributed to my long journey to the top, I thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart.

See you all VERY soon. Keep smiling, train hard and remember it’s all in your head. Thank you. I am out.


The First Reactions 27/8/15

John Nimick's interview

The Maestro Takes His Final Bow
Eye Racquet

After leading the golden age of squash 4 time world champion Amr Shabana has announced his retirement from the PSA World Tour.

Shabana won an amazing 33 PSA titles and was world number one for 33 months, ranking in the top ten for over ten years.

“It has been our privilege to work with the Maestro during this last phase of his career where he has still been able to win major titles and remain as one of the best players in the world,” said Eye Rackets ambassador Joey Barrington.

“I would like to thank Eye Rackets for their commitment to me when many others were disinterested,”
said Shabana.

“I still felt I had much to offer in the sport and their support gave me great encouragement and confidence which allowed me to continue to perform at the very highest level.

“Squash is a wonderful sport and I’m now greatly looking forward to continuing my relationship with this fast emerging company in an ambassadorial capacity over the next few years.”


Nuff Said


Tournament of Champions NY

[7] Amr Shabana 3-0 [1] Grégory Gaultier
11/8, 11/3, 11/4 (42m)

Shabana comes back from hepatitis C, injury and doubts to clinch a superb World Series title at 34...

Malcolm Willstrop:
An appreciation of Amr Shabana

Amr Shabana' s winning the prestigious Tournament of Champions will go unheralded in the sporting media, but it would rank alongside any sporting achievement.

He has looked physically sharper and fitter in recent times than ever he has done, but he has also had the odd injury, which at 34, can be hard to deal with.

Add the problems in Egypt, which have led to him spending time in America and Canada and he could be forgiven for calling it a day, having won everything there is to win.

I watched him dismantle Laurens Anjema and marvelled at it, still doubting whether he could produce that again against the World's top five. How wrong I was to doubt.

He beat the most durable of the World's players, Nick Matthew in a five set epic, one of the most consistent James Willstrop 3-1 and incredibly brushed aside the in form Gregory Gaultier 3-0.

When I first saw him at the World Junior Championships in Cairo many moons ago he was clearly gifted, but of that crop, which included: Lee Beachill, Anthony Ricketts and Stuart Boswell, he seemed the least likely to endure.

Along came...Najla... and I am sure she has been his motivation, proof that behind every successful man is a woman.

Ramy Ashour is a genius of a different kind, but Amr Shabana is a genius with the most complete game ever seen. He happens, too, to be a delightful man: understated, modest and honest.

I'm glad to say that I consistently advise my aspiring young players to watch him. At 34 it is also encouraging that, body and mind willing, it can be done. He is an inspiration to us all.

PLUS: James hails Shabana
in his Yorkshire Post column


Comfort Inn Open (North Vancouver, Canada)

After taking the first ever 11/0 of his career courtesy of Martin Knight in the first round, Shabana decides that enough is enough, and wins the tournament....

World Series Masters (London)

After thinking about retirement, Shabs proves
that he's still got things to say and achive...


October - US Open (Philadelphia)

Tournament Coverage

Gutted I wasn't there for my Prince's return...
Still, He is back...


November - Kuwait (World Open)
                   (4th title)

Tournament coverage  

October - Hong Kong
               (5th title in a row)

Tournament coverage    Final's report

October - Odense (World Team)

The French had the Team Spirit, but the Egyptians had the team...

Tournament coverage    Final's report

Shabana's parents, Didi and Mustafa Shabana


November - Hong Kong
Only just, just still...


Tournament Coverage     Final's report    

April - Kuwait
Shabana's turn....

Tournament Coverage            Final's report    




December - Saudi

Final's report

November - Bermuda (World)

Tournament Coverage        Final's report       

November - Hong Kong

Final's report

October - Qatar

Final's report

February - New York

Final's report

January - Chicago
Too good....

Tournament Coverage        Final's report       



December - Saudi

Final's report 

October - Hong Kong

Tournament Coverage            Final's report    

April - Bermuda

Tournament Coverage            Final's report    

March - New York

... Shabana beats Nick Matthew in the final.... That was the year the Magician retired...

Final's report


December - Hong Kong (World)

"This was going to be Amr Shabana's day"...

   Tournament Coverage          Final's report      

September - St Louis

"Majestic. Imperial. Magnificent...."                                   

Tournament Coverage            Final's report        


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