List of Top 10 Squash Players of All Time….!! Squash is an amazing sport that involves the participation of two players when played in a single round as well as four players when played in a double round. This sport is played in a special four-walled court having limited accessories namely, a small rubber ball, racquets and a hallow.
Squash is slowly emerging as one popular game in the world and a lot many people are taking interest in building their career in the same. This sport was formerly known as squash racquet for a simple reason that during that time, a soft ball was taken into the use in the gameplay. After the hard ball began to use in the game, the name of the game changed into squash. Squash is considered as one of the healthiest games to play since it tones your body at its best.
A number of players have been playing this game from a long time and they have successfully built a good career in the same. Here are the Top 10 Squash Players of All Time.
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10 Ramy Ashour
Ramy Ashour is a professional squash sports player from country named Egypt and he is considered as the youngest player who had reached on the position of number 1 at the age of 22 years in the 1980s. He is considered as one of the best squash players of all the time today. He is also the first player to win the (Junior) Men’s World Squash Championship in the year 2004 at a very young age of 16 years.
Ramy is considered as the only player in the history of squash ho has won the World Junior Championships for the second time in his entire career. He won this championship in the year 2006. Ramy also won his very first professional title of squash in the year 2007 at the Canadian Squash Classic.He is the successful holder of two World Open Titles that were won by him in the year 2008 and 2012 respectively. Apart from this, he also won the silver in the year 2009. Not only this, Ramy has also won the British Open in the year 2013, he is twice the holder of the Hong Kong Open that was won by him in the year 2010 as well as 2012. Ramy Ashour has been given the position of number 10 on our list.
9 Jonah Barrington
Jonah Barrington is considered as the ninth best squash player of all the time. Today, he’s a retired player. Before the official establishment of the World Championship of squash, the British open was considered as the most effective world championship of that specific era. Jonah went on winning the title of the British Open for six times, from the year 1967 to the year 1973 respectively. He also became the most successful player of British squash back then.
Jonah was later defeated in the very first set with 0-9 in one of the most notable games played by him against Geoff Hunt. However, it didn’t hit is enthusiasm and passion and he later made a sensational comeback from the very second set of the same match and won it with 10-8, 9-7, 6-9 as well as 9-7.
8 Hashim Khan
Hashim Khan is a renowned squash player from the country named Pakistan who is considered as the eighth best squash player of all the time. Hashim is widely considered as the most loved squash player of the latest era and has also been one of the great sports person in the history of squash.
Hashim started his journey of squash as a ball boy who was not unpaid at the club for the British army officers in Peshawar. The first championship ever won by him was that of All-of-India squash championship in the year 1944 that was carried out in Bombay. Thereafter, Hashim went on winning this title for the coming two years. He also won the very first squash championship of Pakistan after he was appointed as a professional in the Pak Air Force in the year 1949. He won the British Open Squash Championship for seven times where he successfully won the consecutive titles from the year 1951 to 1956. Hashim died in the year 2014 at the age of 100 years.
7 F.D. Amr Bey
He is a former squash sports player who is the seventh best squash player of all the time. Bey is considered as the very first truly dominant player in the records of squash who has given a new definition to Squash in Egypt. He began his journey of squash as a ball boy in Egypt at the Gezira Sporting Club.
In the year 1993, he went on defeating Don Butcher to claim the very first win at the British Open men’s title. After this, he went on winning this title for a period of consecutive six years from the year 1931 to 1937 respectively. Bey was also honored as the pioneer leader in the ‘Golden Age of Sports in Egypt’ and was nicknamed as the ‘Human Streak of Lightning.’ He died in the year 1972.
6 Chris Dittmar
Chris Dittmar is a retired professional squash player from Australia who is considered as the sixth best squash player of all the time. He is also considered as the ‘best player never to have won’ in any of the two biggest titles of squash. Chris won the British Open Championship (Junior) in the year 1981 but never won the single title of any of the championship as a pro. A number of sports critics stated that he was merely unlucky to play the game in the same era during which the two Pakistani legends namely Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan ruled the game.
He successfully managed to beat one of these Khans in a number of semi-final rounds, but couldn’t make it to the final. He took the participation at the World Open finals for 5 times and won two silvers in the year 1985 and 1993 at the British Open.
5 Jonathan Power
Jonathan Power is considered to be the fifth best squash player of all the time. He is a retired Canadian squash player with great skills. He is considered as one of the most skilful shotmakers in the history of this sport. He embraces a wide variety of deception shots as well as drop shots. Jonathan is the first North American ever to reach to the ranking of number 1 in squash. He took part in 58 different finals during his career of squash and won 36 PSA out of them.
He also won the World Open carried out in the year 1998, the British Open in the year 1999, the PSA Masters thrice from the year 2001 to 2005 respectively. Jonathan also won the Gold Medal in the men’s single carried out in the year 2002 Commonwealth Games. He took retirement in the year 2006.
4 Geoff Hunt
This Australian squash player has taken a retirement today, but still happens to be one of the best squash players of all the time. He is regarded as one of the best squash players in the history of squash particularly during the golden era of this sport. Geoff won the Australia Junior Championship in the year 1963 after which he turned professional during the win of Australian Championship (Amateur Men’s) in the year 1965.
He also became the champion of the inaugural World Open title in the year 1976 after which he went on achieving the rewards on the first four events that were held from the year 1976 to 1980. He is also the player to have won the British Open for 8 times from the year 1969 to 1981 respectively.
3 Peter Nicol
Peter is considered as the third best squash player of all the time in the world today. He represented England as well as Scotland in the international squash career during his entire career. Today, he is widely considered as the most brilliant international squash player.
Peter became the very first player from England who embraced the ranking of number 1 player of the world in the ranking carried out in the year 1998. He has won a number of titles during his whole career of squash. He participated in 69 different tour finals and won 52 of them before he took a voluntary retirement. He was also ranked as the number 1 player of squash for a period of 60 months during his entire career.
2 Jansher Khan
Jansher Khan is a retired Pakistani player who holds the title of the best squash player of all the time. He won his very first title at the very young age of 17 years when he took part in the World Junior Squash Championship in the year 1986.
He celebrated his very first win in the year 1987 in September where he won over Jahangir in the semi-finals that took place in Hong Kong. Not only this, after his victory over Jahangir, he went on defeating him for next eight encounters back to back. So far, Jansher won total 99 numbers of titles before he took a retirement in the year 2002.
1 Jahangir Khan
Jahangir Khan is considered as the best squash player in the history of world today. He is simply unbeatable and was in the top form where he won five hundred fifty five matches in a row from the year 1981 to 1986. He also holds his name in the famous Guinness World Records for his whopping 555 winnings in any best professional sport.
Jahangir won his first title at the very young age of 15 years and later succeeded the World Open Championship in the age of 17 years. He has won the British Open for ten times which is considered as the record itself. Apart from this, he also became the President of the World Squash Federation from the year 2002 to 2008.
Top 10 Squash Players of All Time
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These players are highly enthusiastic and they hold their respective titles of being the best squash players of all the time.