Grégory Gaultier with the US Open trophy in 2006
23 December 1982 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kilograms (170 lb)|
|Coached by||Andre Delhoste|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (November, 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 2 (November, 2013)|
|World Open||F (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013)|
|Last updated on: November, 2013.|
Grégory Gaultier (born 23 December 1982, in Épinal, France) is a professional squash player from France. He won the British Open in 2007, the Qatar Classic in 2011 and two times the US Open in 2006 and 2013. He reached the final of the World Open in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2013.
Gaultier is affectionately known to his friends as Rubbery Gaultier.
At the 2007 British Open, Gaultier defeated his fellow Frenchman Thierry Lincou in the final 11–4, 10–11 (0–2), 11–6, 11–3.
At the 2006 World Open, Gaultier defeated World No. 1 and defending-champion Amr Shabana in the semi-finals, before losing in five games in the final to David Palmer 11–9, 11–9, 9–11, 10–11 (4–6), 2–11. In 2007, Gaultier again reached the World Open final, losing 7–11, 4–11, 6–11 to Shabana.
In 2003, Gaultier was a member of the French team which finished runners-up to Australia at the World Team Squash Championships. In the semi-finals against England, Gaultier won the deciding match against Lee Beachill which took France through to the final.
At the 2009 Tournament of Champions, Gaultier defeated the world No.1 Karim Darwish in the semifinal, and beat Nick Matthew in the final with a score 11–9, (2–11), 11–8, 11–4. He is the only Frenchman to have won the title.
Gaultier was the European junior squash champion in 2000 and 2001. He also won a British Junior Open title and finished as the runner-up at the world junior championships. Gaultier moved to the top of the world ranking on November 2009, a feat achieved after losing in the final of the Hong Kong Open a month earlier. In 2009 he became the second French player to become world no 1. Gaultier has since won the Qatar Classic and reached the semi-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, and later won the Case Swedish Open after dispatching Karim Darwish in the finals.
- Steve Cubbins, Framboise Gommendy (October 18, 2009). "Five and counting for Shabana and David in Hong Kong". Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- Grégory Gaultier profile on the PSA official website
- Grégory Gaultier profile on SquashInfo
- Gregory Gaultier Official Website
- Squashpics page
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