Ramy Ashour Profile
Nick Name: Cairo King
Residence: Cairo, Egypt
Born: September 30, 1987 (age 23) Cairo, Egypt
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight: 78 kilograms (170 lb)
Turned Pro: 2004
Plays: Right handed
Coached by: Ashraf Hanafi, Anthony Hill, Ahmed Matan
Racquet used: Dunlop Biomimetic Max
Ashour reached his first major final at the Cathay Pacific Swiss Privilege Hong Kong Squash Open in 2006 where he lost to the eventual world number one fellow Egyptian Amr Shabana. En route to the final, he beat World number 10 John White, world number 3 Thierry Lincou and World No.2 David Palmer.
The season ending 2009 Saudi International Open saw Ashour beat Nick Matthew in a final where the winner would become the next world No. 1. Ashour won the 110 minute battle (his longest ever on the PSA tour) in a grueling 5 game match.
Ashour's older brother, Hisham Mohd Ashour, also plays on the PSA tour and has a career high ranking of No. 13 in the world; achieved in April 2011.