PSA World Championships: Classic Encounters

128 of the world’s leading players will descend on Cairo this week for the PSA World Championships 2021-22 which will be held in the Club S Allegria for the early rounds then moving to the Egyptian National Museum of Civilization for the quarter finals onwards.

Over the years, there have been some amazing matches at the World Championships, which have taken place in Manchester, Qatar, Malaysia, The Netherlands and in front of the Pyramids.

Join us as we take a look back at some classic encounters from over the years.

2013 Men’s Final: Nick Matthew v Gregory Gaultier

The 2013 final saw England’s Nick Matthew and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier go to battle in the final in front of a packed crowd at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

With twists and turns aplenty, this gruelling final was a superb spectacle and went all the way to five games.

2014 Women’s Final: Nicol David v Raneem El Welily

Nicol David came into the 2014 final looking for a record eighth World Championship title. Raneem El Welily was looking to become the first Egyptian to win the World crown…

2009 Men’s Final: Ramy Ashour v Amr Shabana

Egyptian legend Amr Shabana took on defending champion Ashour in this exciting World Championship final.

The match was played at a relentless pace from start to finish, with ‘The Maestro’ and ‘The Artist’ facing off in an absorbing contest.

2018-2019 Women’s Semi-Finals: Raneem El Welily v Nour El Tayeb and Camille Serme v Nour El Sherbini

Both of the semi-finals from the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships were five-game epics, lasting around an hour.

The first clash saw Raneem El Welily take on Nour El Tayeb, with the World No.1 aiming to make a second straight final. The ‘Black Widow’, on the other hand, was looking to reach a first World Championship final.

The second semi-final saw Camille Serme take on Nour El Sherbini. The Frenchwoman was aiming to reach her first World Championship final, while the ‘Warrior Princess’ was on course for a third title.

Would it be the top two seeds who made it through, or could either El Tayeb or Serme cause a shock?

2017 Men’s Final: Mohamed ElShorbagy v Marwan ElShorbagy

The 2017 World Championship final was a battle between the two brothers, who were both at the top of their game. Would it be Mohamed or Marwan that came out on top in Manchester?

2015 Women’s Final: Laura Massaro v Nour El Sherbini

In a rematch of the 2013 final, Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini faced off, with the Egyptian looking for revenge over the former World No.1.

Would El Sherbini become the first Egyptian woman to win the title, or could Massaro claim a second crown?

2014 Men’s Final: Ramy Ashour v Mohamed ElShorbagy

In a repeat of 2012’s final, Egyptian duo Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ramy Ashour demonstrated an outstanding standard of squash throughout an epic five-game encounter that has gone down in the annals of squash history.