He is a professional squash player from Egypt. He reached the world number one ranking in January 2010, after beating Nick Matthew in the final of the 2009 Saudi International Squash Tournament. At 22, he became the youngest player to reach number one in the world since the 1980s. Prior to this, he was the first two-time World Junior Squash champion. He has won numerous other titles during his career, including the World Open Championship.
24 hrs With…
I usually wake up at 8.30am, get breakfast and catch my train. I normally get to the stadium by 10am and warm up for 40 minutes. I play a one-hour session, followed by a cool down.
After that I rest a little bit, eat some of my mother’s quality food before starting the afternoon session at about 6pm.
How would you describe your style?
I feel most comfortable when I mix smart and casual. When I am wearing a suit with Converse, for example. A shirt and jeans with sneakers or high-tops. I want to feel sporty but smart.