The biggest event of the year began last week and UNSQUASHABLE ambassador Joel Makin was looking to continue his momentum after recently reaching his first ever PSA World Tour Platinum Semi-Final. He’s shown quality this season and wants to continue in this fashion as he looks for more PSA success. He said in an exclusive interview on the UNSUQASHABLE Instagram page, his aim this season is to make the top 8 in the World and begin to consistently make quarter finals of Platinum tournaments.
He began the tournament with a first round match against rising young English star Richie Fallows. Makin was comfortable with a 3-0 win, taking the games 9-11 2-11 13-15, putting Makin in a strong position to move into the second round of the PSA World Championships.
In the second round Joel continued to play with quality as he took on Mohamed Elsherbini, who Makin was again able to overcome, taking the match 3-1. He won 3-11 11-6 9-11 12-14.
In the third round Makin met his match as he took on World no.6 Simon Rosner, who had also had a quality start to the tournament taking out two of England’s strongest players, beating Ben Coleman and Declan James in the first and second round. Makin showed drive and determination but this was unfortunately not enough as Rosner took a 3-0 win. However, Joel will not let this loss effect his winning momentum and will be more determined then ever to continue his form at future tournaments.
Joel Makin uses the JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH Racket
The UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH Racket is exclusive to www.unsquashable.com and is used on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour by UNSQUASHABLE player and brand ambassador, combining unique and thoughtful engineering to provide aspiring professionals with the optimum manoeuvrability for increased racket head speed and power.
HEADSIZE: 500 sqcm
FRAME WEIGHT: 120 grams
BALANCE: Head Light
CONSTRUCTION: Powered by Medium PrecisionFlex™ CarbonWeave™
STRING PATTERN: 14 x 18
GRIP: STELLAR Performance PU Grip
LENGTH: 68.5 cm (27 inches)
Inspired and developed in collaboration with Joel Makin, the JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH features a stiffer frame and a balance that is slightly more even than its sister racket, the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO.
Optimum manoeuvrability is achieved by an extremely aerodynamic and tapered PowerProfile™ frame geometry and headlight balance whilst multidirectional CarbonWeave™ material is braided within three key points of the overall construction significantly increases racket stiffness for enhanced power whilst reducing shock for enhanced feel.
The UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH squash racket additionally features a unique concave cross section around the hitting area to maximise sweetspot size, complimented by a uniform 14 x 18 string pattern.
All UNSQUASHABLE premium rackets are fitted with the latest STELLAR Performance PU Grip.
INSPIRED BY JAHANGIR KHAN
USED BY JOEL MAKIN
MADE TO WIN