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by: Esteban On  Friday, March 15, 2013

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Chances are you don’t know very much about squash. So you probably didn’t know that there is such a thing as Squash TV, or a Professional Squash Association World Series, which consists of seven major tournaments held in England, Kuwait, Quatar, and the USA.

Well, they exist. And at the North American Open, a World Series event held from February 25 to March 2, one player hit a truly incredible shot that even those with zero understanding of squash can appreciate.

That player was England’s James Willstrop. In the semifinals against Ramy Ashour of Egypt, Willstrop hit a rare double-fake shot. What this means is that he fakes one shot and then another before actually hitting the ball. It’s basically the equivalent of a double-deke in hockey, only it’s a lot harder to do because it requires just the right opportunity to pull it off.

Take a look:

Not bad, right?

Unfortunately, as you may have noticed, Willstrop was down 2-1 at that point, and Ashour would go on to win that match and the tournament. But at least the Englishman has squash’s “shot of the year.”




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