There are only a few days to go before this year’s Optasia Championship at The Wimbledon Club and once again the excitement is building for what promises to be our most intriguing event yet.
Fittingly for SW19, Wimbledon’s second biggest sports event is staged on a tennis court, one covered in black carpet, with a bar, a TV studio, a large grandstand, and an all glass squash court on it.
We know plenty of things already about the cast of characters who will assemble just a stone’s throw from the All England Lawn Tennis Club Club where tennis history is made year after year.
Four aiming for Top Spot
Mostafa Asal the wonder kid is world number one at the age of 21 and he’s a “ marmite” character who divides opinion.
Mostafa is an amazing player and as promoter I hope he lets his squash do the talking.
I haven’t seen him play live so I have no firm opinion on whether he’s victim or aggressor. I know that he can really play and to have him competing here is an enthralling prospect.
There are three pretenders literally breathing fire down Mostafa’s neck and hoping to make Wimbledon history of their own.