With the announcement from four time world champion and squash legend Amr Shabana that he is entering his retirement, we summarise the glistening career of the maestro.
The Man & The Player
Born in Cairo, Egypt on 20th July 1979, Amr Shabana has been dominating the squash scene since turning pro in 1995. A cunning left handed player with wicked pace, he has 31 PSA tour titles under his belt in a glittering 20 year professional career. Winner of the World Open Championships in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, Amr Shabana also dominated the world rankings for the fifth longest time in history. Since achieving world number 1 status in 2006, he held on to the top spot for an astonishing 33 months.
Following his announcement on 27th August 2015 that he will be retiring from the game, he will be sorely missed and will leave a big void on the PSA tour.
“After spending 20 years as a competitive pro athlete in the beautiful sport of squash I have decided that this is the perfect time for me to step down and relinquish my spot in the top 10 and retire from the PSA,” said Shabana.
“I am now going to focus on my other passion which is to help people worldwide realise their hidden potential and find their inner strengths.”
Mr Shabana, the Maestro, we salute you.
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