Englishman James Willstrop, pictured above, slew the world’s top squash player in the Grand Central crucible last night, setting the stage for a dramatic final at 7:30 tonight. Yes, Willstrop defeated top-ranked Karim Darwish (Egypt) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 in the plastic box yesterday to earn a berth in tonight’s final.
Ramy Ashour, meanwhile, toppled England’s Nick Matthew to earn the other final spot.
Willstrop and Ashour face off at 7:30 in the Vanderbilt Hall section of Grand Central Terminal.
Here’s a video clip of Ashour facing last year’s champ, Greg Gaultier, in the Grand Central box. One wonders how frequently these days take rackets to the head.
You can either buy a ticket or stand with the unwashed masses for free behind the box.