World’s Top Players Confirmed for U.S. Open

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Nouran Gohar (l) and Ali Farag

World No. 1’s Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag and a record fourteen Americans will lead the 2023 U.S. Open presented by Truist field, October 7-14, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The 2023 U.S. Open will feature the world’s top ten women–including Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Fiechter–and eight of the world’s top ten men.

2023 marks the tournament’s fiftieth edition since the inaugural U.S. Open in 1954, and tenth offering prize money parity across the men’s and women’s PSA Platinum draws.

View the full list of players on usopensquash.com/players. Tickets are available on usopensquash.com/tickets.

Gohar will aim to make U.S. Open history as the top seed and defending champion by becoming the first four-time women’s champion, will need to overcome fierce competition from seven-time world champion Nour El Sherbini, 2017 champion Nour El Tayeb and Team USA’s four top-twenty ranked women.

Farag will bid to become the seventh three-time men’s champion after falling short in the 2022 final, while Peru’s Diego Elias begins his title defense as the two seed. Three-time champion and world No. 3 Mohamed ElShorbagy will have the chance to become just the second four-time champion alongside Peter Nicol.

World No. 5 Amanda Sobhy, world No. 9 Olivia Fiechter, world No. 14 Olivia Blatchford Clyne and world No. 16 Sabrina Sobhy lead a record-setting group of fourteen Americans, marking the largest U.S. delegation in the softball era.

World No. 37 Shahjahan Khan, Philadelphia native and world No. 44 Todd Harrity and world No. 50 Timmy Brownell lead the seven Americans in the men’s draw.

U.S. juniors Madison Ho and Zane Patel will make their U.S. Open debuts as wild cards after representing Team USA at the World Junior Championships this summer.

Draws and match times will be released on Friday, September 8.