The first PSA World Series event of the year, the prestigious J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, sees the best players in the world head to Grand Central Terminal in New York between Thursday January 7 – Thursday January 14 with one of the most iconic titles on the PSA World Tour up for grabs in addition to vital points on the PSA Road to Dubai Standings.
To whet your appetite for what is sure to be one of the standout tournaments of 2016, we have included some of the most jaw-dropping Tournament of Champions fixtures from the last few years.
2015 Men’s Tournament of Champions Quarter-Final: Miguel Angel Rodriguez v Gregory Gaultier
The last eight clash between Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez and World No.2 Gregory Gaultier was one of the most eye catching moments at last year’s Tournament of Champions with Rodriguez, then ranked at World No.14, coming into the encounter as a huge underdog having never previously triumphed over the Frenchman.
This match was so good that we’ve included the full 102-minute spectacle above for free for you to enjoy.
2015 Women’s Tournament of Champions Semi-Final: Alison Waters v Nour El Sherbini
England’s Alison Waters, fresh from a shock win over defending champion and then World No.1 Nicol David in the previous round, took on the impressive Nour El Sherbini in the semi-final as both players went head-to-head for a place in the showpiece finale.
After such a strong performance against David, Waters came into the tie full of confidence but, after going a game down to a determined El Sherbini, had it all to do as she aimed for a maiden Tournament of Champions final appearance.
2014 Men’s Tournament of Champions Quarter-Final: Amr Shabana v Nick Matthew
Two of the most experienced members of the PSA World Tour at the time, Egyptian Maestro Amr Shabana and ‘The Wolf’ Nick Matthew lined up against each other in a climactic quarter-final clash in the 2014 instalment of the Tournament of Champions.
We’ve got the whole match included here for you to get stuck into – and keep an ear out for SQUASHTV commentator PJ’s explanation of a carry!
2014 Women’s Tournament of Champions Semi-Final: Laura Massaro v Camille Serme
England No.1 Laura Massaro took on Camille Serme in this humdinger of a spectacle with some fine shot-making and superb length-hitting throughout.
With the prize money doubling since the year before, it was all to play for as both players faced off for a final berth.
2013 Men’s Tournament of Champions Final: Ramy Ashour v Gregory Gaultier
This stunner of a final had it all. Then World Champion and two-time winner Ramy Ashour, in the midst of a 25-match unbeaten streak, had reached an incredible eighth consecutive PSA World Tour final and was looking to capture his fifth title on the bounce. Gaultier meanwhile was looking to recapture the form that saw him claim the coveted title for the only time four years previously.
The two went head-to-head in an intense, high-octane contest that yielded one of the greatest megarallies ever to be captured by the SQUASHTV cameras.
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