ElShorbagy excited for World Title defence in Chicago
Egypt’s World #1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is gearing up to defend his World Championship title when the 2018-19 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family takes place between 23rd February and 2nd March in Chicago’s Union Station.
128 of the world’s greatest male and female squash players will descend on Chicago for the most prestigious title in squash as they battle for a record prize purse of $1 million, which is the highest in the sport’s history.
The 28-year-old, who claimed his maiden PSA World Championship title last season, will lead the men’s draw and is looking forward to being back in the city that has served him well in the past.
“It’s obviously the biggest tournament in the calendar,” said ElShorbagy.
“It took me a while to win it, which just shows how big a title it is and how much pressure you play under.
“I’m really excited to be back in Chicago again, it’s always been a great city for me and I’ve always played well there. I’m just really looking forward to being back.”
ElShorbagy will line up against the world’s best players, including the likes of compatriots Ali Farag and Tarek Momen, Germany’s Simon Rösner and Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez, as they battle out to be crowned the best player in the world.