• Cathay Pacific • Sun Hung Kai Financial • Hong Kong Open 2014 • 24-31 Aug  • 


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After a couple more injury withdrawals from the women's draw - Joelle King was injured during the NZ Nationals and Madeline Perry during the Malaysian Open - the draws, main and qualifying, were finalised today and put out on the big boards (that's Tony Choi supervising above) at Hong Kong Squash Centre ready for a 13.00 start tomorrow.


The Centre was a hive of activity, with Emily Mak (it's her birthday tomorrow) getting the volunteers into shape, Anthea and Jane getting the press court ready, posters going up everywhere and players practicing, practicing, practicing.

Keep up to date with happening here on Today, on Twitter too (@HKsquash), and we'll have a few snippets on the Blog, and of course lots of photos in the Gallery (there's a few from today already).

As they say in Hong Kong ... 密切留意!

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Not a happy Ramy.

Unfortunately for him and for all the Squash Fans in Hong Kong and around the world following the tournament on SquashTV, the Enigmatic Artist Ramy Ashour, champion here in 2010 and 2012, is still not 100% physically, and reluctantly withdrawing from the Hong Kong Open on medical advice.

““My hamstring is not fully recovered at this point in time, and I have to withdraw from Hong Kong according to my doctors' advice.

"The hamstring is still not healthy and not in the right condition to compete in a full tournament, but I know I’m on the right path to full recovery.”

Hopefully, we’ll have the chance to see Ramy in action in San Francisco and in the U.S. Open in October, where the Egyptian is seeded #2 and #4. IsA…

UPDATE: Sherbini and Urquhart out of women's draw

23-Jul, the Draws are made

The draws for 2014 edition of the ever-popular Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open were made today ...


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Gaultier and David
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The early stages of the tournament will be held at Hong Kong Squash Centre before moving to Hong Kong Park Sports Centre for its semi-finals and finals.

Gregory Gaultier, the current world number one and British Open champion, is the top seed of the men’s event and he will be facing one of the qualifiers in the first round.

Hong Kong's Max Lee qualifies for the main draw as it is the first time for a local home grown Chinese male player to enter the main draw direct and will meet the Englishman Daryl Selby.

Also, Yip Tsz Fung will compete in the main draw with his wild card for his first ever and face Simon Rosner (羅士拿)from Germany.

In the women’s event, Nicol David, the eight-time HK champion is again top seed.

Joey Chan and No.8 seed Annie Au are qualified again to the main event, and will play Heba El Torky (艾杜其) from Egypt and Dipika Pallikal from India in the first round respectively.

Holding her first wild card, Tong Tsz Wing together with her teammates will join the top players in the main draw to display their  skills in this world-class event. Tong will face the seed no. 6 Malaysian Low Wee Wern.

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