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Gregory Gaultier
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Epinal, France

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Gregory Gaultier Profile
Date of Birth 23rd December, 1982
Height (cm) 176
Weight (kg) 75
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Coach Thomas Adriaens, Matthieu Benoit, Renan Lavigne
Interests Fitness, Squash Revolution, Expression Networks
Racket Sponsor Dunlop
Clothing Sponsor Dunlop
Other Sponsors, la maison nordique, ROWE Motor Oil, ASB, Squash Revolution, BV Sport, Inkospor, Expression Networks

Known for his imposing physical style and unrelenting stamina, Gregory Gaultier is one of the most combative players on the PSA World Tour and will go down as a true great of the game when he eventually hangs up his racket.
‘The French General’ showed promise from the very start of his career, reaching the final of the World Junior Championship in 2000 before losing to Karim Darwish but he made up for that by winning the 2001 British Junior Open.
The enigmatic Frenchman reached the final of the World Championship in 2006 after defeating defending-champion Amr Shabana in the semi-final. Despite going two games and five match balls up in the final against Australian David Palmer, Gaultier was pegged back and the match eventually ended in a 3-2 loss.
He has since lost a further three World Championship finals, in 2007 against Amr Shabana, and in 2011 and 2013, on both occasions losing out to Englishman Nick Matthew.
Gaultier became the first Frenchman ever to win the British Open, in 2007, defeating compatriot Thierry Lincou in the process. He also became the only Frenchman to win the Tournament of Champions when he triumphed over Nick Matthew in 2009’s final.
November 2009 saw Gaultier become World No.1 for the first time, becoming only the second Frenchman to do so, after Lincou, and it would be five years later, in February 2014, before he once again topped the world rankings.
In 2014 he won World Series titles at both the Windy City Open and British Open, while also reaching the final of the Tournament of Champions and the Hong Kong Open.
Gaultier picked up another PSA World Tour title at the Grasshopper Cup in April 2015 but he was denied his third British Open title by Mohamed ElShorbagy a month later as he narrowly lost to the Egyptian in a titanic five-game encounter.
However, the Frenchman bounced back magnificently at the start of the 2015/16 season, claiming the US Open title before making it to the final of the Qatar Classic in November, again losing to ElShorbagy.
The biggest moment of his career was to come just two weeks after his Qatar Classic defeat though as he ended years of World Championship final heartbreak by finally lifting the sport’s most prestigious prize after beating Omar Mosaad - resulting in emotional scenes as he also became the World No.1 for the fourth time.
An ankle injury sustained during his Tournament of Champions semi-final clash in January 2016 with Matthew left Gaultier out of action for two months, where he followed up a semi-final finish at the British Open with final defeats in the Grasshopper Cup and El Gouna International.
He finished off the season with a flourish though by overcoming Australia’s Cameron Pilley in the final of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals - lifting his third World Series Finals crown in the process.
Gaultier reached the last four of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship three months later, but an ankle injury sustained during his quarter-final fixture meant he was unable to take to the court, bringing his title defence to an end.


El Gouna International Squash Open 2017 07 - 14 Apr World Series Event

Allam British Open 2017 21 - 26 Mar World Series Event

Guggenheim Partners & EquiTrust Windy City Open 2017 23 Feb - 01 Mar World Series Event

UCS Swedish Open 2017 02 - 05 Feb M70 Event

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2017 12 - 19 Jan World Series Event

AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix 2016 02 - 05 Dec M70 Event

Qatar Classic 2016 13 - 18 Nov World Series Event

Wadi Degla PSA Men's World Championship 2016 27 Oct - 04 Nov World Championship Event

Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 08 - 15 Oct World Series Event

NetSuite Open 2016 27 Sep - 01 Oct M100 Event

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