Ramy Ashour was forced to retire from his semi-final match against Greg Gaultier at the British Open on Saturday.
The Egyptian lost the first set 11-9 and was unable to carry on. The decision to withdraw from the encounter couldn’t have been easy for the 2013 British Open champion who came back brilliantly to beat Mohamed Abouelghar 10-12, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Ashour, arguably one of the most talented players to ever pick up a squash racquet, spoke to Joey Barrington in a video on PSA – World Tour’s Facebook page about the condition of his hamstring.
The fifth-seed revealed the unique circumstances of his injury that has left doctors and physios bamboozled.
Plz don't say your sorry for me ... I have had enough condolences in my life time ... thank u for understanding everyone...— Ramy Ashour (@RamyAshour) March 25, 2017