Ramy Takes Manhattan


Ramy Ashour, the 20-year-old squash champion, stood amid the throngs in Grand Central Terminal, thousands of miles from his Cairo home, but he looked at ease. He had won the Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions by beating James Willstrop, 11-7, 11-10 (3-1), 11-9.

“I’m very happy,” Ashour said. “I came here last year, and I lost in the semifinal. I didn’t feel like that was the right thing to do….

Read the rest of my story in The New York Times.

See also my Men’s Vogue article about the top two squash players and the accompanying video.

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