Born: July 17, 1986
Residence: New York, New York
College: Did not attend College
Current PSA World Ranking: 45
Turned Professional: 2002
Since first picking up a racquet at eight years old, Gordon has dedicated his life to pursuing a professional squash career. Gordon first had success on the U.S. junior squash circuit where he became a three time U.S. junior national champion. Another highlight of his junior career included a U-19 division title against current world No. 12 Simon Rosner in the German Junior Open.
In 2009, Gordon won his first PSA title after defeating James Snell to win the Japan Pro Squash Yokohama. Gordon became a rising power in the United States making it to the final of the S.L. Green U.S. Championships in 2011 and 2012 losing to Julian Illingworth on both occasions as well as playing a vital role in the U.S. National Men’s Team seventh place finish at the 2011 World Men’s Team Championships in Paderborn, Germany. Gordon made his break through with his wild card entry into 2012 at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open as World No. 72. Facing Egyptian Hisham Ashour — World No. 15 at the time — in the first round backed by a rowdy home crowd, Gordon emerged victorious in what he later called the “best moment of my squash life.”
With momentum going into 2013, Gordon qualified for the J.P. Morgan North American Open and narrowly missed out on progressing further than the first round after playing a gripping five game main round match against World No. 11 Tarek Momen which lasted 85 minutes and went to an astounding 21-19 in the fourth game. But the climactic point of his season and his career to date came when he became U.S. National Champion defeating fellow U.S. National Men’s Team member Gilly Lane in the S.L. Green final. The national title boosted Gordon who then went on to claim his third PSA title in the Oliver New York Metro Open, and went on to play the top seed for the United States in the 2013 World Men’s Team Championship in Mulhouse, France.
Articles about Chris Gordon:
Men’s World Team Championships: A day-by-day update by Coach Assaiante: click here
Gordon achieves a career high ranking: click here
Gordon Grabs Irish Open Semi in Dublin: click here
Home title for Gordon is ‘extra special’: click here
U.S. National Men’s Team reunites: click here
Gordon gets his dream moment and Grainger takes back the top title at the 2013 U.S. Championships: click here
Momen survives Flash Gordon fightback: click here
USA’s Christopher Gordon through to first round of North American Open: click here
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