Salming sportswear have been working hard to make a name for themselves in the squash world. This has been achieved by signing several top quality players to their company. The latest asset to join Salming is Amr Shabana, the Egyptian squash player many believe to be the best in the world. Shabana's career has been full of excellence, with fans always enthralled by his performances on the squash court. Now they will get to see him win games with Salmon shoes on his feet.
Amr Shabana -
The career of Amr Shabana has been unrivaled in squash, due to his playing style, ability to win from any position, and his success at major tournaments. Shabana has won FOUR World Open titles, and he is the only player to have played in four finals and won every time. His last victory came against Ramy Ashour in 2009, with his first arriving at the 2003 World Open in Lahore, where he beat Thierry Lincou.
Shabana's most recent success came in New York City, at the 2014 Tournament of Champions. This is now considered to be the most prestigious event on the squash calendar. Sixteen of the best players in the squash world get together for a week of uninterrupted action at New York City's historic Grand Central Station. The games are fantastic, the atmosphere is unrivaled, and fans get a chance to see the best compete against each other.
The 2014 ToC Final was a classic, with Shabana dispatching of Gregory Gaultier with some ease. The first set was a tight affair, with Shabana taking it 11-8. The second two sets were 11-3 and 11-4, highlighting Shabana's superiority on the day. Gaultier is a squash legend in his own right, which made Shabana's performance all the more impressive.
2012 World Series Finals -
Arguably the greatest match Amr Shabana has ever played also came against Gregory Gaultier. This time it was the 2002 Final of the World Series of Squash. The two men were at the peak of their powers, with Gaultier the world number one at the time. Shabana was tested to his very limits, but he came out with a huge five set win in a match that lasted over a hour and a half.
Salming and Shabana -
Salming and Amr Shabana are the perfect pairing. Both are driven by excellence and a will to improve. As Salming continues to make an impact with their squash footwear, Amr Shabana is expected to rack up more titles against squash's elite players.