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Squash world No1 James Willstrop bares his soul in Shot and a Ghost

Squash has slipped down the sporting pecking order yet it is still a scintillating spectacle when the elite players are on their game…read more

Willstrop’s book is rewarding read

PONTEFRACT’S squash hero James Willstrop has branched out into the literary world with the publication of an insightful story of what it’s like to be a top sportsman (writes Tony Harber)….read more

There’s no love lost as Matthew and Willstrop racket up their rivalry

Rivalries are the spice of sporting life. In boxing you can go back to Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier (and the ever-warring post-war promoters Jack Solomons and Harry Levene) via golf’s Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, tennis’ Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, plus Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, snooker’s Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, decathlon’s Daley Thompson and Jürgen Hingsen, triathlon’s battling Brownlees, Alistair and Jonathan, not forgetting surely the track’s most iconic double act of all, Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett…..read more

Ein Vorbild für den besten Schweizer

Swiss Press read more …..Tages Anzeiger 10.3.12

A Shot and a Ghost – a year in the brutal world of professional squash by James Willstrop: review

World Squash No1 James Willstrop has written a very personal account of life at the top in professional sport….

Egypt squash star Ramy Ashour is one of our generation’s greatest sportsmen, says world No 1 James Willstrop

James Willstrop may be tearing the sport apart with his current form but England’s returning world No 1 said yesterday that Egyptian squash sensation Ramy Ashour is “one of the greatest sportsmen on the planet”.

James Willstrop blitzes to North American Open title with masterclass over returning Ramy Ashour

James Willstrop produced a squash masterclass against Egypt’s star Ramy Ashour to lift the North American Open final in Virginia….

Willstrop in control to see off Ashour in Richmond

JAMES Willstrop celebrated his return to world No 1 in the best way possible, producing a confident, assured display to clinch the North American Open…..

Willstrop back on top but still with plenty to do in Richmond

THE see-saw battle at the top of the world rankings took another twist in Richmond on Thursday night, after quarter-final success in the North American Open guaranteed a return to the world No 1 spot for Yorkshire’s James Willstrop.

One former world No 1 down, another one to come for Willstrop

JAMES Willstrop insists he will have to be at the peak of his game if he is to stand any chance of qualifying for the North American Open semi-finals….

 

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