R3: Mostafa 3-0 Dimitri

[4] Mostafa Asal (EGY) 3-0 Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)  11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (43m)

I’m not sure what they are putting in the Swiss Alps water but boy, the squash produced by both Nicki Mueller and Dimitri Steinmann is out there in the stratosphere!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching those two complete lunatics playing at 200m/h a ridiculously forwardx10 squash!

I’m glad to see that Mostafa was fully focused from the first rally, and that he took his opponent extremely seriously, giving him all the respect he deserves. And he was right as he could have easily lose a few too many points if he hadn’t.

Dimitri was having a ball out there. He was smiling his head off most of the time, bouncing off the walls to get back even quicker in the rallies! And Mostafa accepted the challenge, sending his opponent to the four corners by the way of the Moon!

It was great to watch, fun, fair, and for once, the refs didn’t have much work to do! That made a change compared to some other matches of round 3!


I’m enjoying my squash!

Mostafa is just a better player than I am and I enjoyed sharing the court with him. I loved playing in that all-out aggressive pace with him. He was more accurate at it and got more strokes out of it but I think I’m on the right path, and if I continue like this, I’ll enjoy the process, so, whatever is the outcome, I’m happy.


“It was an amazing match today to keep me in form. Dimitri’s an amazing player, a good and solid physical player and retrieved lots of balls. He’s very dangerous, I know how dangerous he is but I’m glad that I’m performing well. E

“l Gouna is an amazing tournament as well, and we just had Black Ball which was good as well! I love Egypt, and I love playing here. The fans boost me up. Black Ball was a really good tournament for me to boost me up and help me remember the titles a bit.

“I’m proud of myself and the way I’m playing at the moment, credit to James Willstrop and Pontefract club an my team behind me, my uncle and all of the guys. It’s lots of changes through the road. I’m 22 years old and still learning.”