The toughest test

THE best squash player on the planet is on an incredible run – and Chris Simpson is the next obstacle he must overcome for it to continue.

THE best squash player on the planet is on an incredible run – and Chris Simpson is the next obstacle he must overcome for it to continue.

Egyptian superstar Ramy Ashour has reached the final of the last eight PSA World Tour events in which he has competed, winning six of them, and the 25-year-old from Cairo is the top seed for next week’s North American Open.

Simpson, pictured, who flies to America tomorrow, has the daunting task of facing the world champion in the first round at the Westwood Club in Richmond, Virginia.

‘On his day he is so much better than anyone else, but you want to play against the best,’ said the Sarnian, who is at a career high ranking of 28th in the world.