13-17 Feb, Calgary, Canada
Victor Crouin s’incline en finale
‘Always a painful feeling to fall in the final after playing some great squash all week. But I hold my head high knowing that I gave it my all with the physical and mental abilities of the moment.
I simply lost to the better player last night. Joel played some solid squash overall, pushed hard physically and mentally in the crucial points of the first and fourth games, and of course thoroughly deserves the win.
For my part, I think it took me too long at this level and in such an occasion to find my rhythm, to find a well-balanced game with good, consistent hitting to the back coupled with aggressive shots to the front corners. I was definitely too prone to errors and Strokes in the first game and it probably cost me the match in the long run.
Again, it’s a tough loss but that’s the harsh reality of sport. It’s what makes the highs so high when you win! At the end of the day, there can only be one winner and Joel deserved it more last night. I will definitely take the positive away from this week as I move into next week with another Bronze Event, this time in Washington DC. For now, the priority is to recover from this tough week of altitude squash but I am already looking forward to being back on court for another title hunt! 😈
A massive shout-out to Squash Canada, The Bow Valley Athletic Club, and all the sponsors that made this tournament possible. Another well-run, entertaining event on the World Tour, and I hope I’ll be able to make the trip again next year! Special thanks who stayed up late every night to follow me live, and especially to my dad-coach for his support throughout the week.’
.@VCrouin, that is superb 👏
What a time to pull off a shot like that 😬#CanadianOpen pic.twitter.com/UJuCTTYY1b
— PSA World Tour (@PSAWorldTour) February 17, 2023
Victor a dit:
Not our best squash tonight – lots of errors in the first game and a half, but I got away with it mainly thanks to dealing better with the conditions. Pleased to have found a way though. I live to play another day here in Calgary 🔥 Let’s keep going!
Result: Oxford Properties Canadian Men's Open 2023 QF
🇫🇷  @VCrouin beats  @moelsherbini1 🇪🇬 3-1: 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (61m)#CanadianOpen pic.twitter.com/pNv95mjqXK
— PSA World Tour (@PSAWorldTour) February 16, 2023
🎙 "That is lovely squash from the Frenchman" 🇫🇷@SebastienBLS cruises through the second game to go ahead and draw level in the contest 1️⃣-1️⃣ #CanadianOpen pic.twitter.com/dsdVOZlWyx
— PSA World Tour (@PSAWorldTour) February 14, 2023
Women’s $75k PSA Silver, 12-16 Feb, Cincinnati, USA