The line-up of sport over the next few months is pretty intense – we have the cricket Indian Premier League currently in motion and the hugely anticipated FIFA World Cup happening next month.
But before footie fans run wild, it’s all about the PSA (Professional Squash Association) Squash World Tour Finals, and it’s happening right in Dubai.
Taking place at Emirates Golf Club, the top eight men and women in the PSA World Series will be competing to pick up the title.
The tournament will be held at in a purpose-built all-glass court with three seating options available, from Tuesday June 5 to Saturday June 9.
To qualify, the players had to rack(et) up points in the World Series tournaments that have taken place throughout the season.
Currently at the top of the men’s rankings with 485 points is Mohamed ElShorbagy – over 100 points ahead of second place, Ali Farag.
ElShorbagy has flown up the world rankings since joining the PSA in 2006 as a 15-year-old, and has broken records such as the first squash player in history to secure a maiden PSA World Tour title at a five-star event.
Placed at the top of the woman’s league is Nour El Sherbini, youngest World Junior Champion in 2009 when she claimed the title at just 13 years old.
Continuing her streak, the Egyptian is currently the number one world-ranked female squash player. However, she was beaten by Laura Massaro (currently placed fourth) in the 2017 final, so expect her to be making a comeback.
As for the men’s, last year saw ElShorbagy beat James Willstrop for the winning title, so be sure to see the 2017 winner give his all to retain his position.
The finals will bring edge-of-your-seat action, so don’t miss out on one of the sport’s biggest tournaments. For the latest information, check out www.psaworldtour.com.
Dhs55 (side wall seats), Dhs95 (prime back wall seats), Dhs190 (VIP). Tue Jun 5-Thu 7, 2pm and 7pm; Fri Jun 8-Sat Jun 9, 7pm. Emirates Golf Course, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.worldseriesfinals.com (04 417 9999).