US Squash caught up with Tecnifibre’s world No. 1, Nour El Sherbini, who debuted her signature Carboflex 125 NS at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City. (Sponsored by Tecnifibre)
How excited are you to be debuting your new Tecnifibre signature racquet this week?
I’m very, very, very excited. I love it. It’s been working so far. I hope I can do well this week so this will be my secret weapon.
What elements do you want in your signature racquet?
Control, thrust and balance. These are the most important things for my game.
What does it mean to be a part of the Tecnifibre family?
It means a lot. I’ve been with them for the past ten years since my first British Junior Open in the U13 division when I was eleven years old. I’m twenty-two now so it’s been a long, long time. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this squash family. I’m really happy to finally have my own racquet. Hopefully we keep going together and keep growing. We’re always working together as one team.
How has Tecnifibre helped you reach world No. 1 and win major titles?
They are always helping me just like every single Tecnifibre player. They provide so much support, are always in touch with me and send me lots of gear. As I said about the racquet, it’s my weapon. Once the racquet was finished, they told me ‘I hope you like your weapon.’ I love that word for it, weapon. They’re the reason behind this weapon and my success. Without the weapon I am nothing.
What memories from 2016 does being in Grand Central stir up?
It was really special because it was my first World Series title. There is no other place I would want to win my first World Series final than here. This court is amazing and this is one of the best venues ever. This was the first step to achieving a lot, so it was really important for me.
What are your goals for 2018?
I want to win more World Series tournaments and try to stay in the world No. 1 spot—hopefully!