• Allam British Open Squash  • 19-27 March 2016 • Airco Arena, Hull •  




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 TODAY at the British Open  ...    daily reports from Hull

Elshorbagy headlines men’s draw

After adding his name to the illustrious list of Allam British Open title winners in 2015, 25-year-old Egyptian World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy returns to Hull next week as favourite to successfully defend his crown.

Elshorbagy joined the likes of squash legends Jonah Barrington, Geoff Hunt, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan on the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ winners list but he knows he will have to be at his very best in order to fulfil his hopes of becoming a two-time champion.

Elshorbagy has taken the title at four of five PSA World Series tournaments so far during the 2015/16 season and will begin his British Open campaign against a qualifier as part of the top half of a draw which also features World #4 Omar Mosaad, former World #1 James Willstrop, World #6 Miguel Angel Rodriguez, recent Canary Wharf Classic winner Mathieu Castagnet and his younger brother Marwan ElShorbagy.

The bottom half of the draw sees Nick Matthew, who at 35-years-old is the oldest competitor already in this year’s main draw, and 2014 champion Gregory Gaultier seeded to meet in the semi-finals should both make it that far, while 2013 winner Ramy Ashour is afforded an ‘under the radar’ status as he returns to the British Open for the first time since 2014 amidst yet more question marks surrounding his fitness.

Men's Draw

Massaro tops women's draw

After falling at the last hurdle against Frenchwoman Camille Serme in the 2015 Allam British Open, England’s World No.1 Laura Massaro, who became just the third English player to top the World Rankings this January, returns to Hull's Airco Arena as favourite to triumph at the prestigious ‘Wimbledon of Squash’.

Massaro, the 2013 British Open champion, has taken two of five PSA World Series titles available so far during the 2015/16 season, at the U.S. Open and Qatar Classic, but with Nicol David, Raneem El Welily and Nour El Sherbini all also having tasted success and with the likes of defending champion Serme, Tournament of Champions runner-up Amanda Sobhy and serial semi-finalists Nouran Gohar and Omneya Abdel Kawy also in the mix, the 2016 British Open could be one of the most competitive tournament's in the event's illustrious history.

Massaro begins her bid for the title against a qualifier on March 22 en route to a likely quarter-final clash with 2015 winner Serme.

El Welily, the woman who ended David's nine-year reign as World No.1, is seeded to meet Massaro in the semi-finals while David and El Sherbini could clash in a their third consecutive World Series semi-final - where the Malaysian will be hoping to stop a run of three consecutive defeats to the Egyptian.

Serme will begin her defence with a tricky encounter with tournament wildcard and local favourite Fiona Moverley while Gohar and Sobhy will be hoping to progress beyond the last eight stage when they are seeded to meet El Welily and El Sherbini, respectively.

Women's Draw

British Open Champions talk about the 2016 Open ...

Gregory Gaultier | Camille Serme | Nicol David | Mohamed Elshorbagy |  Laura Massaro | Nick Matthew | Ramy Ashour

Champions look
ahead to 2016

Champions look
ahead to 2016

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