Greatest squash players
Squash or a racquet sport played between two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a special four-walled court with limited accessories just racquets and a hollow, small rubber ball. During play on the players must strike alternatively the ball with their racquets in to the playable area of the court. The game was formally known as squash racquet because of the soft ball used in the game and is derived from the hard ball use in the original game racket. The IOC and supporters recognized Squash as the number one healthiest sport to play.
Here is a list of top 11 squash players ever played squash. It is very difficult to assign these players to be best of all time because in the past and now at the present time players emerge which are best and gain their name in that particular game.
Top 11 Greatest squash players of All Time
11) Jonathon Tyler Power
Jonathan is a retired squash player from Canada and gain position in the list of top ten squash players. He became the 1st North American to be ranked as no 1 squash player. He won total of 34 titles in his career which also include one World Open title and 1 British Open title.
10) Hashim Khan
Next on Greatest squash players, Hashim khan is the legendry Pakistani squash Player who holds his position in the list of top ten squash players of all time along with Jehangir and Jansher. He holds the record of 7 winning streaks from 1951 to 1958 consecutive and remained unbeaten in his career. He is considered as the greatest athlete of all time. He also holds the record of oldest to play squash Championship.
9) Geoff Hunt
Next on Greatest squash players, Geoff is an Australian retired squash player who is considered to be in the list of top ten squash players ever played. He was ranked as no 1 squash player from 1975 to 1980. He holds the record of winning World Open title four times. He also wins the Amateur Individual Championship 3 times and British Open 8 times in his entire career
8) Rodney Martin
Rodney Martin another Australian squash player to be place in the list of top ten squash players. He was well known because he beat the legendry Jehangir Khan in World Open in 1991. He was also the part of that Australian team who won World Squash Team Championship in 1989.
7) Chris Ditmar
Next on Greatest squash players, Chriss ditmar is an Australian sports commentator and hold position in the list of top ten squash players born on January 16, 1964 in Adelaide, South Australia. He is regarded as the best ever player who never ever won the best two title of squash and remained as a runner-up. He remained as runner-up in World open 5 times in 1983, 87, 89, 90 and 1992 and was runner-up in British Open in 1985 and 1993. Ditmar was unlucky to play squash during the same era as the two legends from Pakistan Jehangir and Jansher were playing so he remained as a runner-up throughout his career.
6) David Palmer
Next on Greatest squash players, David Palmer is a professional Australian squash player born on 28 June 1976 in Lithgow, New South Wales. He won World Open championship in 2002 and 2006, the British Open title 4 times in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2008. He attains world no 1 ranking two times in 2001 and 2006 for one month.
5) Nick Matthew
Next on Greatest squash players, Nicholas Mathew is the professional squash player from England born on July 25, 1980 and holds his place in the top ten squash players of all time. He holds the record to win both British Open and World Open three times in his career. In June 2010 he was regarded as the no 1 in ranking in the time when Ramy was at his peak Nick hold the no 1 ranking this shows his greatness.
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4) Peter Nicol
Next on Greatest squash players, Peter Nicol a Scottish player included in the list of top ten squash players born on 5th April 1973. He became the no 1 player to hold the world no 1 ranking from UK. During his career he won two British titles, one world open title and 4 Common wealth Games Gold Medal. He was considering as one of the best squash player.
3) Ramy Ashour
Next on Greatest squash players, Ramy Mohammad Ashour is in the list of top ten squash players born on 30 September 1987 in Cairo Egypt. He is the no 1 in ranking in 2010 after beating Nick Mathew in Saudi international squash tournament in 2009. At the age of 22 he becomes the youngest player to reach the number one in the world of squash since 1980. He was also the 1st to be two times world squash junior champion ship. He won many titles in his career including World Open title as well.
2) Jansher Khan
Jansher khan born on June 15, 1969 in Peshawar Pakistan is a Former World # 1 professional squash player from the sub-continent Pakistan. During his entire career he won World Open 8 times a record at that time, he is also holding six times British Open championship. In 2001 jansher announce officially retirement from squash. He won the total 99 title in his entire career and ruled as a World no 1 player for more than ten years.
1) Jahangir Khan
Jahangir khan born on December 10, 1963 in Karachi Pakistan is a renowned former World no 1 Squash player from Pakistan. Many sports writer says that jahangir is the best ever player to play squash and no one can climb his greatness. During his career he won the world open a record six times of that time and British Open record ten times as the 1st player to reach in double figures. He remained unbeaten for more than five years from 1981 to 1986. So there will be no criticism to add jahangir in the list of top ten squash players because he won 555 matches consecutively which is Guinness world record as the longest winning streak for any athlete. He retired from squash in 1993 and then serves squash federation as a president from 2002 to 2008.