Age : 23
World Junior Champion x2
HWR : 6
PSA titles : 6 Finals
: 13 Events : 96
Matches : 230
|When you do
get time off, what do you like to do?
Have a Coffee.
Twitter or Snapchat?
Favorite other sport ?
If you could be a movie character,
who would it be?
What is harder, training for events
or constant travel?
Both are hard.. if you train hard for the event or if
you travel a lot.
In one word, how would you describe
What is your number one goal for
I wanna Keep enjoying the game of squash.
Why did you start playing squash?
As a young brother I wanted to do what my older brother did.
How did you know that you wanted to make this your
As a young brother I still wanted to do what my older brother
did! (Joking this time).
The day I moved to England I wanted to play squash, I started to
set goals for myself and started to train hard on a daily basis
for these goals.
If you were not a professional player, what would you be
I would have still wanted to be involved in squash.. maybe host
a squash tournament, it's something I have always wanted to do
in Bristol. Just need to find the right time to do it.
What do you enjoy about about competing?
The traveling part for me is very enjoyable. Meeting new people,
listening to interesting stories from each individuals, you get
to learn a lot from meeting new people. Also learning about new
culture is very interesting for me.
How did you get involved with Team harrow?
Manek got involved with me a couple of years ago, I liked the
way they treat the players. They treat the players as a family.
I met Mark Hayden in New York couple of years ago while we were
talking about the contract. The week after I was part of the
You have a new custom Harrow racquet out, The Response.
When you were developing it, what were you looking to do?
I wanted a well balanced racket. I like the light rackets but
not too light at the same time because you need power. The game
is becoming very fast nowadays and I wanted a racket that would
be able to adapt to the pace nowadays.
I said it before but this is definitely the best racket I have
used in my career.
They say that there are very passionate sport fans in
Mexico and South America. Have you found that when you have gone
to play squash?
Definitely, I have been to mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and
Guatemala more than once. And we always have a packed crowd from
the first round. They respect all players and they always make
sure that the players have the best time possible.
A lot of top players coming from South America now like Miguel,
Cesar and Diego and a lot others coming up. I think it's
exciting times for them cuz they can have a lot of top players
There is always a debate among squash fans which is a more
prestigious event, The British open or the The World
If you could only win one, which would you want to
I would prefer to be world number 1! I think being consistent
for the whole year is much tougher than be the best player for
the week of the tournament only.
If I get to world number 1 then I would want to be a world
champion and then British open champ. Both these events are so
prestigious of course that all players dream about winning it.
Just having my name on the trophy would be amazing.
Do you think that you would be playing squash if your
brother was not?
I don't think so! I think I would have ended up doing whatever
he was doing haha
Do you find easier to be the younger El Shorbagy brother,
It's harder to be the younger especially when my older brother
is doing really well ... it would have been easier if my brother
wasn't doing that well in his career I think.
There are always a
lot of comparisons and people are always expecting me to do as
well as him especially at such young age.
But now I know how To deal with that kind of pressure.
If there was one thing you could do to improve the sport,
what would it be?
Raise the prize money. The players deserve much more, I have a
lot of respect to all players on tour. I think all top 100
should be making a living out of the sport now.
We all work hard on a daily basis, we work harder than other
athletes in other sports. Our sport is so entertaining.