Amr Shabana

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Amr Shabana

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Amr Shabana reacts during his 2009 Kuwait Open semi-final match.
Nickname(s) The Maestro
Country Egypt
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born (1979-07-29) July 29, 1979 (age 38)
Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Turned Pro 1995
Retired August 2015
Plays Left Handed
Racquet used Eye Rackets
Men's singles
Highest ranking No. 1 (April, 2006)
Current ranking Retired (Ended 10)
Title(s) 33
Tour final(s) 45
World Open W (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
Last updated on: July 2015.

Amr Shabana (Arabic : عمرو شبانة) (born 20 July 1979 in Cairo) is a former professional squash player from Egypt. He won the World Open in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, and reached the World No. 1 ranking in 2006.

Cairo City in Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, modern Cairo was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a "Beta +" classification according to GaWC.

Squash (sport) racquet sport

Squash is a ball sport played by two (singles) or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.

Egypt Country spanning North Africa and Southwest Asia

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.

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He represented the winning Egyptian team in the 1999 Men's World Team Squash Championships held in Cairo and the 2009 Men's World Team Squash Championships held in Denmark. Shabana's accomplishments in professional squash lead many to regard him as one of the greatest players of all time.

The 1999 Men's Al-Ahram World Team Squash Championships were held in Egypt and took place from September 17 until September 22, 1999.

2009 Mens World Team Squash Championships

The 2009 Men's World Team Squash Championships is the men's edition of the 2009 World Team Squash Championships organized by the World Squash Federation, which serves as the world team championship for squash players. The event were held in Odense, Denmark and took place from September 27 to October 3, 2009. The tournament was organized by the World Squash Federation and the Danish Squash Federation. The Egypt team won his second World Team Championships beating the French team in the final.

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Career overview

The talented left-hander from Cairo first showed his promise when he was the runner-up (to compatriot Ahmed Faizy) in the British Under-14 Open in January 1993. Four years later he reached the final of the British Under-19 Open, where he again lost to Faizy.

A PSA member since 1995, Amr claimed his first Tour title with the help of Bryan "Griffin" Knight in July 1999, winning the Puebla Open in Mexico. Seven days later he grabbed his second, the Mexico Open, again by beating Australia's Craig Rowland in the final.

Professional Squash Association

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the governing body for the men's and women's professional squash circuit. The body operates in a similar fashion to the ATP and the WTA for tennis. The PSA World Tour involves over 200 tournaments annually all over the globe. Over 800 players from all the 5 continents are registered with the PSA and rankings are updated monthly based on players' performances.

Mexico country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Craig Rowland Australian squash player

Craig Rowland is a squash coach and former professional squash player from Australia. As a player, he reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 7 in 1996. He won a Gold Medal in the mixed doubles at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, partnering Michelle Martin. Rowland was also runner-up in the men's doubles at the inaugural World Doubles Squash Championships in 1997, partnering Dan Jenson.

Amr Shabana crowned a remarkable year in 2003 when, as ninth seed, he forced his way through a star-studded field in the World Open in Pakistan. He dispatched title-holder David Palmer, the third seed, in five games in the third round. He then went on to take out Palmer's Australian teammate Anthony Ricketts in the last eight. After defeating Karim Darwish (the Egyptian No 1) in a four-game semi-final, Shabana clinched the historic title by beating Thierry Lincou in the final 15–14, 9–15, 15–11, 15–7, to become Egypt's first winner of the sport's premier title.

Pakistan federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

David Palmer (squash player) Australian squash player

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Anthony Ricketts is a former professional squash player from Australia.

But after a disappointing following year, in which his only final appearance was in the British Open Squash Championship in England, losing to David Palmer in four games 10–11 (4–6), 11–7, 11–10 (3–1), 11–7, Shabana stormed back to the top of his game in 2005. Over a short period, he acquired a new coach, Ahmed Tahir; a new manager, the former Egyptian international Omar Elborolossy; and a wife, Nadjla. "All I have to worry about now is playing my matches – everything else is looked after for me now", said Shabana. [1] And the effect was plain to see as a week after winning the Heliopolis Open in his home town Cairo, the seventh-seeded Shabana beat David Palmer and James Willstrop, before defeating Anthony Ricketts in the final to claim the St Louis Open crown in the United States.

The British Open Squash Championships is the oldest tournament in the game of squash. It is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, alongside the World Squash Championships in the 1970s, the British Open was generally considered to be the de facto world championship of the sport.) The British Open Squash Championships are often referred to as being the "Wimbledon of Squash".

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

James Willstrop British squash player

James Willstrop is an English professional squash player from Yorkshire, England. He was born in North Walsham, Norfolk, United Kingdom. He reached No. 1 world ranking in January 2012.

The next event saw the in-form Egyptian brush aside all opposition in the Hungarian Open in Budapest, winning his third title in as many weeks after beating Grégory Gaultier in the final. But the World Open in Hong Kong confirmed his renaissance beyond doubt. Seeded five, Amr crushed fourth seed Lee Beachill in the quarters, Peter Nicol in the semis, and, in his third successive straight games victory, powered past David Palmer 11–6 11–7 11–8 in the final to become the first player since the heyday of the Khans to win the World Open title for the second time.

The new year brought continuing rewards for Shabana with victories in the Canadian Classic in January, followed by the Tournament of Champions in New York in March, and the Bermuda PSA Masters in April – bringing his PSA Tour title tally to 12, and then in April 2006, Shabana became the first Egyptian player to reach the world number 1 ranking.

In 2007, Shabana was crowned world champion for the third time in five years at the World Open in Bermuda and later in January 2009, Shabana's 33-month reign as World No. 1 was ended by his countryman Karim Darwish.

In 2014, Shabana became the oldest professional to win a World Series title by defeating Grégory Gaultier in the finals of Tournament of Champions.

On the 27th of August 2015, Shabana announced his retirement from competitive professional squash. [2]

World Open final appearances

4 titles & 0 runner-up

OutcomeYearLocationOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner 2003 Lahore, Pakistan Flag of France.svg Thierry Lincou 15–11, 11–15, 15–8, 15–14
Winner 2005 Hong Kong Flag of Australia.svg David Palmer 11–6, 11–7, 11–8
Winner 2007 Bermuda Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11–7, 11–4, 11–6
Winner 2009 Kuwait Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 11–8, 11–5, 11–5

Major World Series final appearances

British Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)

OutcomeYearOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up2004 Flag of Australia.svg David Palmer 14–16, 11–7, 13–11, 11–7

Hong Kong Open: 4 finals (4 titles, 0 runner-up)

OutcomeYearOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner2006 Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 13-11, 3-11, 11-5, 13-11
Winner2007 Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11-13, 11-3, 11-6, 13-11
Winner2008 Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11-9, 13-15, 8-11, 11-2, 11-3
Winner2009 Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 5-2 (rtd)

Qatar Classic: 3 final (1 title, 2 runner-up)

OutcomeYearOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner2007 Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5
Runner-up2008 Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
Runner-up2010 Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish 8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6

US Open: 4 finals (2 titles, 2 runner-up)

OutcomeYearOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up2006 Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 11-5, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9
Winner2009 Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 11-7, 11-2, 7-11, 12-14, 11-8
Winner 2011 Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew 11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-4
Runner-up 2014 Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3

Career statistics

Amr Shabana during the 2009 Kuwait Open semi-final match against James Willstrop. Amr Shabana Kuwait.jpg
Amr Shabana during the 2009 Kuwait Open semi-final match against James Willstrop.

Listed below.

PSA Titles (30)

All Results for Amr Shabana in PSA World's Tour tournament

Legend
PSA Platinum Series /
PSA Series Final /
PSA World Open (13)
PSA Gold Series (0)
PSA Silver Series (3)
PSA Star Series (10)
PSA Super Satellite (0)
PSA Satellite (0)
Titles by major tournaments
World Open (4)
British Open (0)
Hong Kong Open (4)
US Open (2)
Tournament of Champions (3)
Qatar Classic (1)
No.DateTournamentOpponent in finalScore in finalMinutes played
1.July 4, 1999Puebla Open Flag of Australia.svg Craig Rowland 11–15, 15–7, 15–7, 15–9Unknown
2.July 11, 1999Mexico Open Flag of Australia.svg Craig Rowland8–15, 15–7, 15–4, 15–13Unknown
3.January 23, 2001El Ahly Open Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish 15–12, 15–12, 17–1557minutes
4.June 29, 2003Spanish Open Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish15–13, 13–15, 15–14, 8–15, 15–131 h 24 min [3]
5.December 21, 2003World Open Flag of France.svg Thierry Lincou 15–11, 11–15, 15–8, 15–141 h 13 min [4]
6.September 12, 2005Helioplis Open Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish11–10(2–0), 2–0 (ret)Unknown
7.September 20, 2003St. Louis Open Flag of Australia.svg Anthony Ricketts 11–10(2–0), 11–8, 11–756 min [5]
8.October 2, 2005Hungarian Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier 6–11, 11–2, 11–7, 8–11, 11–51 h 6 min [6]
9.December 4, 2005World Open Flag of Australia.svg David Palmer 11–6, 11–7, 11–840 min [7]
10.January 14, 2006Canadian Classic Flag of Canada.svg Jonathon Power 11–9, 11–8, 11–537 min [8]
11.March 3, 2006 Tournament of Champions Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew 11–6, 11–9, 11–440 min [9]
12.April 8, 2006Bermuda Masters Flag of England.svg Peter Nicol 9–11, 11–6, 11–7, 2–11, 11–81 h 5 min [10]
13.October 22, 2006 Hong Kong Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour 11–10(3–1), 3–11, 11–5, 11–10(3–1)48 min [11]
14.December 20, 2006Saudi International Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11–7, 11–9, 11–41 h 13 min [12]
15.January 23, 2007Windy City Open Flag of Australia.svg Anthony Ricketts11–8, 11–8, 11–10(5–3)53 min [13]
16.March 2, 2007Tournament of Champions Flag of Australia.svg Anthony Ricketts7–11, 11–3, 8–4 (ret)26 min [14]
17.October 28, 2007Saudi International Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour11–5, 11–5, 1–11, 11–950 min [15]
18.November 3, 2007 Qatar Classic Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11–4, 8–11, 11–6, 11–552 min [16]
19.November 11, 2007 Hong Kong Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier10–11 (1–3), 11–3, 11–6, 11–10 (3–1)1 h 1 min [17]
20.December 1, 2007World Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11–7, 11–4, 11–642 min [18]
21.April 27, 2008Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour11–9, 11–7, 13–1152 min [19]
22.November 23, 2008 Hong Kong Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11–7, 13–15, 8–11, 11–2, 11–31 h 16 min [20]
23.August 1, 2009 Malaysian Open Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew5–11, 11–9, 11–6, 11–451 min [21]
24.September 6, 2009US Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour11–7, 11–2, 7–11, 12–14, 11–857 min [22]
25.October 18, 2009 Hong Kong Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11–8, 9–11, 11–3, 5–2 (ret)48 min [23]
26.November 7, 2009World Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour11–8, 11–8, 11–550 min [24]
27.October 7, 2011US Open Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-451 min [25]
28.January 8, 2012 World Series Finals Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-81 h 31 min [26]
29.January 6, 2013 World Series Finals Flag of England.svg Nick Matthew4-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-757 min [27]
30.January 24, 2014 Tournament of Champions Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier11-8, 11-3, 11-442 min [28]

Note: (ret) = retired, min = minutes, h = hours

PSA Tour Finals (Runner-Up) (11)

Shabana after winning the AON US Open. Amr Shabana Trophy.jpg
Shabana after winning the AON US Open.
No.DateTournamentOpponent in finalScore in finalMinutes played
1.May 17, 1998Italia Open Flag of Scotland.svg John White UnknownUnknown
2.May 3, 2003Pakistan Circuit Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish12–15, 7–15, 2–6 (ret)22 min [29]
3.November 6, 2004British Open Flag of Australia.svg David Palmer11–10(6–4), 7–11, 10–11(1–3), 7–111 h 29 min [30]
4.January 25, 2005Windy City Open Flag of Scotland.svg John White7–11, 8–11, 4–1140 min [31]
5.January 30, 2005Dayton Open Flag of England.svg Peter Nicol6–11, 10–11(1–3), 2–1128 min [32]
6.November 16, 2006US Open Flag of France.svg Grégory Gaultier5–11, 11–7, 4–11, 9–111 h 1 min [33]
7.April 11, 2007Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Open Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour3–11, 5–11, 10–1234 min [34]
8.February 16, 2008Canadian Classic Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour2–11, 9–11, 11–8, 8–1138 min [35]
9.April 20, 2008Hurghada International Flag of Egypt.svg Ramy Ashour10–11(0–2), 11–9, 7–11, 11–9, 10–11(0–2)1 h 17 min [36]
10.October 31, 2008 Qatar Classic Flag of Egypt.svg Karim Darwish4–11, 5–11, 3–1129 min [37]
11.October 18, 2014US Open Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy 11–8, 9–11, 3–11, 3–1145 min [38]

Singles performance timeline

Terms
W-LWin-lossNWSNot a World Series event
NG50Not an International eventNHNot held
AAbsentLQ/#QLost in qualifying draw and round number
RRLost at round robin stage#RLost in the early rounds
QFQuarterfinalistSFSemifinalist
SF-BSemifinalist, won bronze medalFRunner-Up
FRunner-up, won silver medalWWinner

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015Career SRCareer W-L
PSA World Tour Tournaments
World Open 3RNot Held 3R W QF W SF W SF W SF QF QF QF QF A4 / 1455–10
British Open A1RAbsent1RFA1RSFQFSFNot Held QF A QF A0 / 916–9
Hong Kong Open 1R1R1R2RNHQFNHWWWWQF QF QF QF AA4 / 1331–9
Qatar Classic Not HeldA2R1RNH2R2RWWAF 1R NH QF NHA2 / 920–7
PSA Masters NH1R1RQF1RQFAbsentNot HeldSFSFANot Held0 / 710–7
Tournament of Champions Absent2R1R1RASFWWA2RQF SF QF A W SF 3 / 1230–9
North American Open Not HeldNot World SeriesAbsentQFSF SF QF QF Not Held0 / 513–5
Kuwait PSA Cup Not Held1RANHFWNHF 2R NH QF Not Held1 / 516–5
US Open AbsentNHA1R1RAFQFNHWA W QF A F A2 / 822–6
Saudi International Not Held2RWWQF1RNot Held2 / 513–3
Pakistan International 2RNot HeldQFNHQFQFQFNHNWSNot HeldNWSNH0 / 59–5
Win Ratio0 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 61 / 60 / 71 / 83 / 85 / 83 / 63 / 80 / 71 / 70 / 60 / 51 / 40 / 118 / 93NA
Win–Loss3 / 30 / 31 / 38 / 66 / 513 / 713 / 426 / 535 / 323 / 325 / 522 / 716 / 613 / 613 / 514 / 33 / 1NA233–78

[39] Note: NA = Not Available

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jonathon Power
World No. 1
April 2006 - December 2008
Succeeded by
Karim Darwish
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Thierry Lincou
PSA Player of the Year
2005-06
Succeeded by
James Willstrop