Ramy Ashour is not just one of the world’s best squash players, he has the personality too to be a stand-up comic.
The Egyptian maestro breezed through an easy three sets win over Cayman’s Myron Blair on Sunday as the 2011 Cedrus Investments but charmed and entertained the enraptured crowd too with visual jokes as well as verbal ones.
Ashour even endeared the locals at the South Sound Squash Club by saying that on his first visit he wants to one day live here, even though he had barely been in Grand Cayman for 24 hours.
Although Ashour won in a breeze in three sets, it was one of the best exhibition matches ever seen, with one of the visiting squash journalists saying he thought it was the absolute best exhibition match he’d witnessed – and he has seen hundreds over the decades.
Matches continued on Monday and will be played on Tuesday at the club before moving to the glass court in Camana Bay for Wednesday’s matches which conclude with the finals on Saturday.
Twenty-four of the best squash players are here, including Nicol David, the world champion, world’s No.1 ranked woman and previous two-time winner of the Cayman Open.
There are detailed articles and photos to view at: www.squashsite.co.uk/cayman/today.htm and pictures from Sunday’s matches on www.caycompass.com