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World’s top seeds set for Singapore Squash Open 2023

Following the immense success of the Singapore Squash Open last year, the premium squash tournament will be back this year at the Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Hall 1, from 14 – 19 November.

The VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open 2023 (SSO) will see 24 of the world’s elite men’s and women’s squash athletes compete for a combined prize money of US$220,000. The world’s top two men’s players, Ali Farag and Diego Elias, as well as women’s world number four Joelle King, have registered for the PSA World Tour Gold event.

Men’s world number one Ali Farag said: “I'm super excited to be coming to Singapore this year. I was bummed to miss out last year due to injury, and I can't wait, as I have heard great things from my wife (professional squash player Nour El Tayeb) and all the players who participated last year. I’m looking forward to coming to Singapore for the first time and to play in front of the great Asian crowd.”

Last year’s event also attracted a stellar field, with Briton Mohamed El Shorbagy and New Zealander Joelle King emerging as the men’s and women’s champions respectively. Both are set to defend their titles in Singapore.

Mr Patrick Thio, President of the Singapore Squash Rackets Association (Singapore Squash), said: “We are delighted to welcome back the world’s best squash players to Singapore. Watching our local talents compete against top-ranked players is a boost to the local squash community,