AMR SHABANA CONFIRMED AS BRITISH OPEN NO.3 MEN'S SEED

AMR SHABANA is Egypt’s most successful squash player of all time and his thirty-three month reign as World No.1, which he surrendered to compatriot Karim Darwish, is the longest unbroken run as the sport’s leading player since the legendary Pakistani Jansher Khan.
 
Whilst already guaranteed his status as one of the all-time greats, the British Open remains the only major title to have eluded his grasp. After relinquishing the World No.1 ranking in January, a recurring knee injury has seen the gifted lefthander slip outside of the world’s top three and many will question if he has the capacity or drive at the age of thirty to add to his considerable achievements.
 
Shabana, a husband and father became President of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) in March and those who admire his exceptional squash will hope his life's emphasis is not yet shifting to matters away from the court.

Country: Egypt
Date of birth: 20 July 1979
Place of birth: Cairo, Egypt
Place of residence: Cairo, Egypt
Marital status: Married
Highest world ranking: No.1 (April 2006)
World Tour titles:23
World Tour finals: 34