Peter Barker

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Peter Barker
Barker Australian Open 2011 (cropped).jpg
Barker during the 2011 Australian Open quarter-final match against Ramy Ashour.
Country England
ResidenceHarold Wood, England
Born (1983-09-26) 26 September 1983 (age 35)
London, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Turned Pro2002
Retired2015
PlaysLeft Handed
Coached byLee Davies
Racquet usedWilson
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 5 (December, 2012)
Title(s)16
Tour final(s)26
World OpenSF (2010)
Last updated on: July 2015.
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Squash (Men’s) Peter Barker of England in an action against Stewart Boswell of Australia, at Sirifort Sports Complex, in New Delhi on 6 October 2010

Peter Barker (born 26 September 1983 in Harold Wood, England)[1] is a professional squash player from Upminster, England.

Barker reached a world ranking of 13 in November 2007, the same month that he was selected to represent the senior England team at the World Team Championships in December 2008, held in India.[citation needed]

Peter Barker has 12 professional tour titles to his name out of 15 final appearances. In September 2008, Barker defeated David Palmer twice, with a decisive 3–0 victory over David Palmer in Chicago at the Sweet Home Chicago Open, and a 3–2 victory in Baltimore at the Merrit Properties Open. Barker's highest world ranking of 5 was reached in December 2012.[1]

In 2010, Barker won the bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games squash men's singles event in Delhi after defeating Mohd Azlan Iskandar from Malaysia in straight sets, 11-5, 11–4, 11–2. The match ended in 45 minutes. Barker had match point against Josh Bowler in the quarterfinals of the 2012 U.S. Open, but lost the match in five games. Bowler went on to win the US Open.[2]

Barker attended Brentwood School from 1995 to 2002.[3]

Barker is currently a broker. Many of his colleagues state how his career was better positioned towards playing squash. Lee Davies, a senior broker at his firm, states how he "wish[es] that Pete continued to play squash instead of retiring to become a broker, as that way [he] wouldn't have to work with him".[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Peter Barker (England)". SquashInfo. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ "Day Five – the Finals". Squashsite. 8 October 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Famous OBs". Old Brentwoods. Brentwood School. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

Lee Davies

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