Squash Universe chats with Hisham Ashour, a member of the PSA World Tour from 2000 to 2013. He reached a career-high world ranking of No. 11 in February 2012. Hisham played in the highest-scoring game (35-33) in professional squash history and invented the Mizuki trick shot, a backhand volley where the face of the racquet is twisted 180 degrees before striking the ball. Hisham now runs the Hisham Ashour Squash Academy for elite juniors from his home base of New York City. In the second of a three-part interview, Hisham talks about the Mizuki shot, his toughest opponents, the longest tie-break in squash history and his brother, Ramy Ashour.
Cover photo credit – U.S. Open Squash