Case Swedish Open 2014
It is now official that the superior world number one in squash Ramy Ashour from Egypt will be playing the Case Swedish Open 2014. At the moment Ashour tops the ranking in the same great style as the former players Jahangir Khan and Jansher Kahn, both from Pakistan, did during their carriers.
The 25-year-old Egyptian from Cairo is undefeated since he lost a match at the British Open final in May 2012, i.e. long time unbeaten on the tought world tour circuit. Among other things, Ramy has won 9 of the worlds biggest tournaments and har around 50 straighet wins on the world tour.
"It will be very exciting to play Case Swedish Open since I have heard som mych great things about this professional tournament and it will be the first time I will play a tournament in Sweden", says Ramy.
The tournamnet director, Fredrik Johnson, says following about Ramys appearance in the tournament, "The fact that we now have the world number one Ashour for the Case Swedish Open is prabably the best thing that has happened so far to this world class event and it wnsures that we again have a world event to look forward to here in Sweden".
The appearance of the player ranked number 2 on the world ranking and the two last years winner Gregory Gaultier, from France, ensures that this will be a world class squash event. Gaultier who won the last years tornament by beating Nicke Matthew with 3-0 in the final. Gaultier has won both the previous finals in a masterful way, and proving that he belongs among the worlds best players.
More top players will attend and in last years tournament 10 players among the top 20 best players played the tournament. The tournament in 2014 will be one of the three biggest tournaments in Europe and will, for the 11th time, be played on the audience friendly four glass court in Linköpings Sporthall.
As before the Case Squash Cup will be played with around 20 different classes. This all comers tournament has the last years attraced around 250 squashplayers.
The Case Swedish Open week 2014 will be played:
4-5th of Februry Qualification in Linköping and Norrköping
6-9th of February The main draw will be played on the four glass court in Linköpings Sporthall
7-9th of February Case Squash Cup with 20 different classes