Nick Matthew

Nick Matthew leads the English charge at the spectacular East Wintergarden venue for the Canary Wharf Squash Classic this year...
Squash - just an old man's game, isn't it? That's the common refrain I get - or I sense people are thinking but too polite to say - when I mention that I play, watch or - as I'm now starting to do - report on the game.
All eyes at the AJ Bell World Men's Squash Championships, the squash world's biggest event, will be on World No1 Ramy Ashour, who is "hungry" to extend his astonishing winning run of 45 straight games.
An incredible few weeks for England Squash culminated with the Men's squash team becoming World Champions in Mulhouse last Saturday.
Football is often accused of 'being out of touch', overly corporate and expensive and populated by indifferent and vapid dilettantes - a giant behemoth devouring all in its path.
Tennis is similar in that the conditions play a considerable part in the outcome of matches, and i'm sure that, as in squash, no two courts the world over are the same. There are also similar additional factors which have helped to make tennis evolve significantly over time too.
Ramy Ashour won the last and most prestigious tournament of the year, the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last Friday evening under tense circumstances.
A long season reached its culmination at the O2 Arena a couple of weeks ago. I lost in the semi finals of the British Open Squash Championships to Egyptian Ramy Ashour. My game wasn't good enough, and his was top notch.