David Palmer (squash player)
Palmer holding a plate trophy after winning the 2002 US Open.
|Full name||David Troy Palmer|
|Residence||Orlando, United States|
28 June 1976 |
Lithgow, New South Wales
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||82 kilograms (181 lb)|
|Coached by||Shaun Moxham|
|Racquet used||Black Knight Ion X-Force Yellow|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (September 2001, February 2006)|
|World Open||W (2002, 2006)|
|Last updated on: November, 2011.|
David Troy Palmer (born 28 June 1976 in Lithgow, New South Wales) is a professional squash player from Australia. He won the Super Series finals in 2002, the World Open in 2002 and 2006; the British Open in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2008; and the Australian Open in 2008. He attained World No. 1 ranking in September 2001 and again (for one month) in February 2006.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Palmer won a men's singles Silver Medal after losing in the final to england's Peter Nicol. He also won Bronze Medals in the men's doubles and mixed doubles. In the 2002 Commonwealth Games he won Bronze Medals in both the men's singles and the men's doubles.
In technical terms, Palmer plays a classic all-court attrition game with hard-hitting attacking shots from his opponent's loose shots. He is known for the power of his striking, and the strength of his physical play, contributed to by rigorous attention to fitness. His training regime involves completing the multi-stage fitness test five times with a three-minute break between tests.
Palmer has served as president of the Professional Squash Association (PSA). Following the 2004 World Doubles Squash Championships in Chennai, India, he was banned from playing in events run by the World Squash Federation (WSF) for 13 months after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of verbally abusing the referee.
World Open final appearances
2 titles & 1 runner-up
|Outcome||Year||Location||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||2002||Antwerp, Belgium||John White||13–15, 12–15, 15–6, 15–14, 15–11|
|Runner-up||2005||Hong Kong||Amr Shabana||11–6, 11–7, 11–8|
|Winner||2006||Doha, Qatar||Grégory Gaultier||9–11, 9–11, 11–9, 16-14, 11–2|
British Open final appearances
|Year||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|2001||Chris Walker||12–15, 13–15, 15–2, 15–9, 15–5|
|2003||Peter Nicol||15–13, 15–13, 15–8|
|2004||Amr Shabana||10–11 (4–6), 11–7, 11–10 (3–1), 11–7|
|2008||James Willstrop||11–9, 11–9, 8–11, 6–11, 11–10 (3–1)|
Commonwealth Games final appearances
|Year||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|2006||Peter Nicol||9–5, 10–8, 4–9, 9–2|
Singles performance timeline (since 1999)
|W-L||Win-loss||NWS||Not a World Series event|
|NG50||Not an International event||NH||Not held|
|A||Absent||LQ/#Q||Lost in qualifying draw and round number|
|RR||Lost at round robin stage||#R||Lost in the early rounds|
|SF-B||Semifinalist, won bronze medal||F||Runner-Up|
|F||Runner-up, won silver medal||W||Winner|
To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.
|Tournament||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||Career SR||Career W-L|
|PSA World Tour Tournaments|
|World Open||3R||Not Held||W||3R||SF||A||W||SF||SF||2R||3R||QF||2 / 10||31–8|
|British Open||2R||SF||W||2R||W||W||A||SF||SF||W||QF||Not Held||4 / 10||31–6|
|Hong Kong Open||1R||2R||W||SF||NH||SF||NH||SF||SF||QF||2R||2R||A||1 / 10||21–9|
|Qatar Classic||Not Held||F||F||QF||NH||F||F||SF||QF||QF||2R||2R||0 / 10||27–10|
|PSA Masters||NH||1R||F||SF||A||F||2R||QF||Not Held||QF||Absent||0 / 7||16–7|
|Tournament of Champions||NA||2R||1R||2R||SF||2R||SF||2R||QF||SF||QF||QF||QF||0 / 12||21-12|
|North American Open||Not Held||Not World Series||Absent||2R||QF||2R||QF||0 / 4||6–4|
|Kuwait PSA Cup||Not Held||1R||A||NH||SF||2R||NH||Absent||0 / 3||4–3|
|US Open||Absent||NH||W||F||SF||F||SF||A||NH||SF||A||2R||1 / 7||18–6|
|Saudi International||Not Held||2R||SF||SF||SF||SF||Not Held||0 / 5||13–5|
|Win Ratio||0 / 3||0 / 5||2 / 5||2 / 7||1 / 6||1 / 7||0 / 5||1 / 8||0 / 6||1 / 7||0 / 9||0 / 5||0 / 5||8 / 78
|Win–Loss||3 / 3||5 / 5||18 / 3||22 / 5||14 / 5||17 / 6||12 / 5||23 / 7||20 / 6||21 / 6||17 / 9||7 / 5||9 / 5||NA||188 / 70
 Note: NA = Not Available
- Dent A It's Palmer—finally at squashsite.co.uk
- Commentary by Malcolm Willstrop from Canary Wharf Classic 2009 Final, Retrieved 4 May 2009.
- "Deans' secret weapon to squash All Blacks". TVNZ. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- Beck R. WSF Spanks Palmer
- Gilmour, Rod (29 April 2009). "David Palmer can squash All Blacks by helping Wallabies". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- Official website
- David Palmer (squash player) profile on the PSA official website
- David Palmer (squash player) profile on SquashInfo
- "David Palmer, The Marine". Squashsite. 28 June 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- "David Palmer: 20 Questions". Squashsite. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
|World No. 1
September 2001 - December 2001