January 7, 1959 |
|Highest ranking||2 (December 1985)|
|World Open||W (1986)|
|Last updated on: 20 December 2011.|
Ross Norman MNZM (born 7 January 1959) is a former professional squash player from New Zealand. He is best remembered for winning the World Open in 1986, when he beat Jahangir Khan of Pakistan in the final 9-5, 9-7, 7-9, 9-1. The win marked the end of an unbeaten run for Khan that had stretched for over five years (the longest in the history of professional sport). Norman had been ranked the World No. 2 behind Khan for some time going into the match, but despite a single-minded determination to end his unbeaten run had been unable to end the total dominance that the Pakistani had held over the game. Norman had vowed: "One day Jahangir will be slightly off his game and I will get him." That day finally came in the final of squash's biggest tournament, which was held that year in Toulouse, France.
Norman retired from the professional squash circuit in 1995, but has remained active in seniors events.
- The Times 7 January 2010, Retrieved 2010-01-09