Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (squash player)

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Miguel Rodríguez
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Full nameMiguel Ángel Rodríguez Forero
Nickname(s)The Cannonball
Country Colombia
ResidenceBogotá, Colombia
Born (1985-12-20) December 20, 1985 (age 34)
Bogotá, Colombia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Turned Pro2005
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byÁngel Rodríguez, Sardar Ali Khan, David Palmer
Racquet usedTecnifibre Carboflex Cannonball
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 4 (June, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 6 (November, 2018)
Tour final(s)37
World OpenQF (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: July 2016.

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Forero (born December 20, 1985 in Bogotá), known as Miguel Rodríguez, is a professional male squash player who represents Colombia. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 4 in June 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rodríguez was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He was introduced to squash at the age of 2 by his father Ángel, a former professional squash player himself. He played primarily at the Club El Nogal in Bógota. Miguel attended the school Calasanz, where he also played football and table tennis. His most significant achievement as a junior is winning the US Junior Open and the Canadian Junior Open in Boys' Under 19 for 2 years in a row in 2003 and 2004. Rodríguez then started his professional squash career, and saw his first PSA World Tour title in November 2005 at the age of 19.[2]

Career overview[edit]

Rodríguez won the Colombian Open twice, in 2008 and 2010, and was runner-up in 2006 and 2012. Rodriguez won the Pan American Games in 2015

In September, he became the highest-ranked South American of all-time, exceeding then Federico Usandizaga of Argentina.

In 2013, he won the Bluenose Classic in Halifax in Canada in March and was bronze medalist of the World Games in Cali. He also won gold at the 2015 pan-am games in Toronto for single mens.

On May 20, 2018, he won the 2018 British Open Squash Championships in Hull, England, beating Egypt's Mohamed El Shorbagy in a 5 game thriller to become the first-ever man from Colombia, and more broadly South America, to win the coveted British Open title.

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

British Open: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2018 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-9


  1. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  2. ^ "What You May Not Know About Colombian Squash Sensation Miguel Ángel Rodríguez". Salming Canada - Running, Squash, Floorball. Retrieved 2018-06-17.

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