Squash or a racquet sport is 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, the players must strike the ball with their racquets into 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 used 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.
Greatest squash players of All Time
Jahangir Khan was born on December 10, 1963, in Karachi Pakistan. He is a renowned former World’s no 1 Squash player from Pakistan. Many sports writers say 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 record six times 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 could 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 served squash federation as a president from 2002 to 2008.
Jansher khan born on June 15, 1969 in Peshawar Pakistan is a Former World no. 1 professional squash player from the country of Pakistan. During his entire career, he won World Open 8 times which was a record at that time. He also won British Open championship six times. In 2001 Jansher officially announced retirement from squash. He won the total 99 titles in his entire career and ruled as the World’s no. 1 player for more than ten years.
Next on Greatest squash players, Ramy Mohammad Ashour is in the list of top ten squash players. He was born on 30 September 1987 in Cairo Egypt. He rose to the no. 1 in ranking in 2010 after beating Nick Mathew in Saudi international squash tournament in 2009. At the age of 22, he became 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. He won many titles in his career including World Open title as well.
Peter Nicol is a Scottish player 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 Medals. He is considered to be one of the best squash player.
Nicholas Mathew is the professional squash player from England born on July 25, 1980. 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.
Next on Greatest squash players is David Palmer. He is a professional Australian squash player born on 28 June 1976 in Lithgow, New South Wales. David won World Open championship in 2002 and 2006, the British Open title 4 times in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2008. Meanwhile, he attained the World no. 1 ranking two times in 2001 and 2006 for one month.
Chriss Ditmar is an Australian sports commentator. He was born on January 16, 1964, in Adelaide, South Australia. He is regarded as the ever best player who, as a matter of fact, never won the best two title of squash and remained as a runner-up. Chriss 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.
Rodney Martin is another Australian squash player. He was well known because he beat the legendary Jehangir Khan in World Open in 1991. He was also the part of the Australian team that won the World Squash Team Championship in 1989.
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.
Hashim Khan is the legendary Pakistani squash Player who holds his position in the list of top ten squash players of all time along with Jehangir and Jansher. In fact, He holds the record of 7 winning streaks from 1951 to 1957 consecutive and again in the games of 1958. Hashim 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.
Jonathon Tyler Power
Jonathan is a retired squash player from Canada. He became the 1st North American to be ranked as no. 1 squash player in 1999. He won a total of 34 titles in his career which also includes one World Open title and 1 British Open title.
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