Thierry is an ex-world No.1, a
former world champion and one of the most respected players on
the tour. Thierry loves coming over to England and winning our
big titles. 2006 was a great year for him over here, winning the
Canary Wharf final, the Liverpool Open and the English Open in
Sheffield, and I am sure he would love to relive those moments.
is a consummate player and an immaculate mover. He is very
deliberate in the way he constructs his rallies and physically
very strong – a bit of a beast. He will find that side of the
game harder as he gets older but is keeping himself in good
shape. He has the mental ability soak up pressure and still be
involved throughout a match. All round, he is an amazing
His victory in the 2006 final here at Canary Wharf was well
deserved. He beat Australian Anthony Ricketts in the final after
gaining his first career victory over me in the semis.
Back home, he triumphed in the final of the 2009 French National
championships, beating Gregory Gaultier in the final, to lift
the trophy for a remarkable 11th time.
In January, Thierry was appointed an Olympic Athlete Ambassador
to spearhead Squash’s bid to join the Olympic Games programme in
Current world ranking: 8
Born: April 2, 1976 (Reunion Island).
Tour titles: 19 PSA titles including World Open, Super Series
Finals, Hong Kong Open, Canadian Classic, Liverpool Open, ISS
Canary Wharf Classic, English Open.