Coll outlasts Makin to take the title

Coll outlasts Makin to take the title

Paul Coll beats Joel Makin in a long three game final ... ...

Camille makes Amanda work in very tough warm conditions…

Camille makes Amanda work in very tough warm conditions…

Camille takes a very hard fought match, with Amanda just missing a bit of energy at the end, giving away too many errors... ...

Les Finaaaaaaales….

Les Finaaaaaaales….

Camille s'impose sur Amanda 3/1 tandis que Superman Coll contient Makin 3/0.... ...

FINALS : Serme and Coll are the Champions

FINALS : Serme and Coll are the Champions

Camille Serme and Paul Coll are the 2019 Open de France Champions ... ...

Malcom in Nantes: “They took Squash to another level”…

Malcom in Nantes: “They took Squash to another level”…

Malcom Willstrop - aka Grandad - was impressed, once again, by the Nantes Vision for Squash... ...

Le Château: Anne de Bretagne, deux fois Reine de France…

Le Château: Anne de Bretagne, deux fois Reine de France…

Anne de Bretagne est l'une des personalités les plus importantes pour l'histoire du Château des Ducs de Bretagne.. Un petit résumé de sa vie... ...

Paul too solid for a Zahed in full progression…

Paul too solid for a Zahed in full progression…

One of those matches where the score doesn't reflect the match, with Paul under a heck of a pressure from a truly impressive Zahed... ...

Amanda closes it in 4 against SJ…

Amanda closes it in 4 against SJ…

In their last encounter in Weymuller, Amanda was up 2/0 and lost it, so today, she made sure she closed it before a decider... ...

Grégoire just couldn’t sustain Joel’s pace at the end..

Grégoire just couldn’t sustain Joel’s pace at the end..

A huge match and a second heartbreak for the French crowd in two days, as Marche bows 3/2 while being 2/0 up.... ...

The Panthere didn’t give the Gazelle a chance….

The Panthere didn’t give the Gazelle a chance….

Camille Serme never let a nervous Hania El Hammamy a chance to get into the match and eases into the final.... ...

Jour 5: Demi-Finales

Jour 5: Demi-Finales

Et c'est le jour des demies... avec Camille Serme qui passe tranquille en 3 et Grégoire Marche à suivre.... ...

Semi-Finals : Serme through to home soil final

Semi-Finals : Serme through to home soil final

Just eight players left in contention, with Camille Serme and Gregoire Marche carrying home hopes ... ...

Paul comes back from the brink letting the All Black come to life…

Paul comes back from the brink letting the All Black come to life…

A superb battle between two warriors with a similar game, Paul coming back from 8/4, 9/5 in the 3rd... ...

Sarah Jane “had to go another couple of gears” to beat Emily…

Sarah Jane “had to go another couple of gears” to beat Emily…

A lovely intense game between the two English ladies tonight, with Sarah Jane wondering what Emily has done to improve so much!!! ...

Zahed happy with his change of coach and containing James…

Zahed happy with his change of coach and containing James…

Zahed took his revenge from last year semis in Nantes where he bowed 3/2 to James in Graslin... ...

Olivia pushed Amanda nicely today…

Olivia pushed Amanda nicely today…

After a shaky start, Mrs Clyne got a great second game, with Amanda getting it back in the 3rd... ...

Jour 3, Quarts de Finale, 2ème Partie

Jour 3, Quarts de Finale, 2ème Partie

Très dur pour Mathieu qui a mené 8/4, 9/5 contre Superman Paul Coll au 3ème mais ne peut endiguer son comeback 11/9.... ...

Day FOUR : Quarters Part Two

Day FOUR : Quarters Part Two

SJ and Amanda win 2/1, while Zahed gets his revenge 2/0 against James, and Paul ends Mathieu's giant killer run... ...

The Castle: The Urban History Museum

The Castle: The Urban History Museum

Did you know? There is a magnificent museum within the Castle... "Suivez le Guide..." ...

Découvrez l’Equipe Artistique ….

Découvrez l’Equipe Artistique ….

Découvrez l'équipe artistique qui anime les introductions chaque soir au Château: DJ, pianiste, danseurs et chorégraphe... ...

Le Château et son Musée…

Le Château et son Musée…

  Le Château abrite un Musée où l’histoire de la ville est racontée en un parcours en sept séquences. Le ...

Anne de Bretagne: What a destiny…

Anne de Bretagne: What a destiny…

Learn a bit more about the Duchess that was richest woman in Europe in her time, Queen of France twice as she married two kings in succession.... ...

Marche takes down top seed Rosner

Marche takes down top seed Rosner

Three-time champion Greg Marche takes out top seed Simon Rosner in massive upset ... ...

Camille in control against dangerous Mille…

Camille in control against dangerous Mille…

The Crowd favourite takes her second match 2/0 without too much worries against the very dangerous Millie Tomlinson... ...

Makin manages Fearless…

Makin manages Fearless…

Joel Makin dominated the match, with a little hickup in the first game, but only one winner today against Fearless Fares... ...

Hania confirms her great form taking Alison out 2-0

Hania confirms her great form taking Alison out 2-0

Hania El Hammamy took her revenge on the experienced Alison Waters beating 2/0 this time after 2 consecutive defeats last year... ...

Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne : L’Histoire…

Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne : L’Histoire…

Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le Château des Ducs de Bretagne, son histoire, ses créateurs/rénovateurs.. une mine d'informations... ...

The Chateau : The History

The Chateau : The History

Brush Up on your French History with a little summary of the journey of the Ducs de Bretagne Castle... ...

And that’s the second Nantes Champion out…

And that’s the second Nantes Champion out…

Mathieu Castagnet back to his best level ousted the 2018 Nantes Champion in 3 games... ...

Emily avenges her defeat last year in the final…

Emily avenges her defeat last year in the final…

A rollercoast performance from both players with Emily down 7/1 in the third, to take the match, 11/7.... ...

Simon, finally, in 70m

Simon, finally, in 70m

A 70m match that was a beautiful show, with Borja being the crowd favourite, and Simon needing 7 match balls to close it down... ...

Camille no worries 2/0 but a good battle

Camille no worries 2/0 but a good battle

Camille Serme, French Number 1 managed to contain her compatriot Coline Aumard - who had played another French the earlier round... ...

Paul 2/0, SJ 2/1

Paul 2/0, SJ 2/1

Paul Coll passed the BO3 test in Nantes with flying colours, 2/0 against George Parker... SJ, a bit more complicated against Alex Fuller 2/1.... ...

Amanda 2/0, Zahed 2/1

Amanda 2/0, Zahed 2/1

Pretty straightforward for Amanda Sobhy in the all American encounter against Haley Mendes, more complicated for Zahed Salem in the All Egyptian match against Golden Boy Youssef Ibrahim... ...

Liv 2/0, Grégoire, 2/0….

Liv 2/0, Grégoire, 2/0….

Olivia Blatchford Clyne contained Giant Killer Nadine Shahin while Grégoire Marche gets to play on the glass tomorrow after beating Nathan Lake... ...

James 2/0, Millie 2/0

James 2/0, Millie 2/0

Sort of comfortable for James Willstrop against dangerous Chris Simpson and Millie impressive against Milou... ...

Hania 2/0, Joel 2/0

Hania 2/0, Joel 2/0

Joel Makin taking Alan Clyne seriously, close 2 games, while Hania enjoyed her first BO3 encounter - and no goggles - against Lisa Aitken... ...

Fares 2/0, Alison 2/0…

Fares 2/0, Alison 2/0…

When we say goodbye to the French Wild Cards, with Enora bowing to Alison and Benji to Fares, both 2/0... ...

Day TWO : Defending champions crash out at the Castle

Day TWO : Defending champions crash out at the Castle

Sixteen more matches today as the seeds - and the Castle - come in to play ... ...

Jour 2 – Deuxieme Tour

Jour 2 – Deuxieme Tour

Jour 2 - Deuxième Tour ... D'abord la Maison du Squash, et puis le Château dans la soirée.... L'analyse de Philippe Signoret sur le match Camille/Coline ...

Emily 2/0 Mathieu 2-1

Emily 2/0 Mathieu 2-1

A nice battle between home favourite Mathieu Castagnet 2/1 against Ramit Tandon, quicker for Emily Whitlock against Menna Nasser 2/0 ...

Coline 2/1, Borja, 2/1

Coline 2/1, Borja, 2/1

Borja Golan solid against Richie Fallow 2-1 while Coline Aumard takes the French derby against Melissa Alves 2-1... ...

Alexandra 2/0, George 2/0

Alexandra 2/0, George 2/0

A quick 2/0 for Alexandra Fuller against Jules Courtice just back from China, while a close and intense 2/0 for George Parker against last minute Mazen Gamal... ...

Ibrahim 2/0, Haley 2/0

Ibrahim 2/0, Haley 2/0

Very close 2/0 for Youssef Ibrahim against Iker Pajares, while an up and down Haley Mendes took the match 2/1 against Mayar Hany ...

Alan 2/0, Nadine 2/1

Alan 2/0, Nadine 2/1

Alan Clyne recovered from the bug in China to close the game 2/0 against Baptiste Masotti, while Nadine Shahin needed 3 games to overcome Lucy Turmel... ...

Milou 2/1, Chris 2/0

Milou 2/1, Chris 2/0

Milou van der Heijden beats Olivia Fiechter 2-1, Chris Simpson 2-0 over Ben Coleman ... ...

Lisa 2/0, Benji 2-1

Lisa 2/0, Benji 2-1

A nailbitting encounter between Benjamin Aubert and Rafi Kandra, 2/1 to the French while a bit simpler for Lisa Aitken 2/0 against Farida Mohamed... ...

Enora 2/0, Nathan 2/0

Enora 2/0, Nathan 2/0

Quick victories for Nathan Lake against Daryl Selby, a very tense match between WC Enora Villard who confirms her good form beating Tinne Gilis for the second time in a week ...

Jour 1  – Premier tour à la Maison du Squash…

Jour 1 – Premier tour à la Maison du Squash…

Une grosse journée aujourd'hui, avec les courts de la Maison du squash qui vont résonner des balles des meilleurs joueurs du squash mondial... ...

Day ONE : Good opening day for France in Nantes

Day ONE : Good opening day for France in Nantes

The Open de France gets under way with sixteen Round One matches at la Maison du Squash ... ...

Nantes -1 : La vision de Nadine Shahin…

Nantes -1 : La vision de Nadine Shahin…

Tout juste débarquée de son avion en provenance de l'Open de Chine, Nadine Shahin vous fait partager ce qu'elle a vu à Nantes... Photos et petites vidéos... ...

Day minus 1 : What Nadine Saw….

Day minus 1 : What Nadine Saw….

Day -1 In Nantes, with what the lovely Nadine Shahin saw as she landed from her China flight.. Photos and short videos showing you the city... ...

SquashTV: Les Meilleurs moments de Nantes…

Revivez les émotions des précédentes éditions de l'Open de Nantes.. les lieux, les coups, les joueurs, les émotions... ...

SquashTV: Best of Nantes … so far!

SquashTV: Best of Nantes … so far!

Relieve the best of Nantes, with the venues, the shots, the emotions... ...

Tic, Tic, Tic… Le Court s’élève dans la Cour….

Tic, Tic, Tic… Le Court s’élève dans la Cour….

A trois jours du début de la compétition, le montage a commencé et la tente transparente permet de garder l'intégralité de la vue du Château... ...

And so it starts…

And so it starts…

Countdown D-3.... The court is now being installed in the Castle courtyard with a transparent tent that will enhance the spectators experience... ...

Serme excited to make Open de France debut

Serme excited to make Open de France debut

French No.1 Camille Serme is looking forward to making her debut at the Open de France ... ...

Flashback 2017 : Hat-Trick for Greg

Flashback 2017 : Hat-Trick for Greg

Gregoire Marche adds the 2017 Nantes title to his 2015 and 2016 successes, and Fiona Moverley wins the women's ... ...

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2017, Jamais deux sans trois pour Marche…

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2017, Jamais deux sans trois pour Marche…

Après sa victoire au Lieu Unique, puis à la Cité des Congrès, Grégoire Marche récoltait son troisième titre sous l'oeil protecteur de l'Elephant... ...

Marche relishing unique atmoshpere

Marche relishing unique atmoshpere

Three-time Open de Nantes Champion Gregoire Marche is relishing the unique atmosphere that this tournament brings ... ...

Tic, Tic, Tic… Les Machines de L’Ile..

Tic, Tic, Tic… Les Machines de L’Ile..

Quand les Chantiers Navals de Nantes ont été fermés, le savoir-faire des ingénieurs a été transformé, et ils ont donné la vie à de nombreux animaux fantastiques... Reportage de 2017... ...

Flashback 2017 : watch out for the Elephant !

Flashback 2017 : watch out for the Elephant !

The 2017 edition took place at one of Nantes many features, Les Machines de L'Ile ... ...

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2017: Suivez la Ligne Verte

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2017: Suivez la Ligne Verte

Une animation unique dans cette superbe ville de Nantes, avec cette célèbre "Ligne Verte", qui permet aux voyageurs/touristes de découvrir toutes les merveilles que la ville a à offrir... ...

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2016 : Les Raisons du Succès…

Tic, Tic, Tic… 2016 : Les Raisons du Succès…

Revivez les émotions de l'édition 2016 à la Cité des Congrès.... Un Histoire de sur les Raisons du Succès Extraordinnaire de l'Equipe de François Lejort... ...

Win your seats with Sponsor SportMag.fr

Win your seats with Sponsor SportMag.fr

Media Sponsor Sportmag offers you the chance to get free seats for the event... ...

Gagnez vos places avec SportMag.fr

Gagnez vos places avec SportMag.fr

Ne manquez pas cette chance de gagner vos places pour cette édition médiévale de l'Open de France 2019!!!... ...

Countdown : Discovering Nantes

Countdown : Discovering Nantes

As the 2019 edition approaches we look back at some of the features of previous events - first up, Discovering Nantes back in 2016 ... ...

An Open de France for the Amateurs…

An Open de France for the Amateurs…

You always dreamed of playing alongside the PSA pros? This is your chance... ...

The Court at the Château de Bretagne Court: The simulation…

The Court at the Château de Bretagne Court: The simulation…

What will the court look like in the heart of the Château? Have a look... ...

Le Court à la Cour : La Simulation…

Le Court à la Cour : La Simulation…

Ne manquez pas cette video qui montre à quoi ressemblera le Court à la Cour des Ducs de Bretagne... ...

Open de France Amateur à Nantes…

Open de France Amateur à Nantes…

L’Open de France Amateur, destiné aux joueurs non-professionnels, réunira 80 squasheurs/ses du monde entier. L’événement sera mixte et international.... Dépêchez-vous, il n'y a que peu de places... ...

Defending Champs handed tough draws

Defending Champs handed tough draws

Defending champions Declan James and Nele Gilis have been handed difficult draws at the Open de France - Nantes 2019 ... ...

Du Beau Monde avec Camille Serme, SJ Perry, Simon Rösner, Paul Coll et les Autres…

Du Beau Monde avec Camille Serme, SJ Perry, Simon Rösner, Paul Coll et les Autres…

Pour cette 5ème épopée, les grands noms du Squash mondial se sont donnés rendez-vous au Château des ducs de Bretagne. ...

Serme and Rosner to head 2019 Draws

Serme and Rosner to head 2019 Draws

"Du beau monde", a great line-out for the Open de France, including Camille Serme, Sarah-Jane Perry, Simon Rosner and Paul Coll to name just a few... ...

Un Crowdfunding pour l’Open de France 2019….

Un Crowdfunding pour l’Open de France 2019….

Vous pouvez devenir un VIP du tournoi en soutenant le tournoi... ...

Nantes launches crowdfunding campaign

Nantes launches crowdfunding campaign

The Nantes Squash Sautron Association has launched a massive crowdfunding campaign which aims at completing the budget and realising the project that the public in Nantes and in the world have been waiting for. ...

Nantes goes best of three

Nantes goes best of three

For 2019 the Open de Nantes becomes the Open de France, a $70k PSA Silver event at the "Château des Ducs de Bretagne" from 10th to 14th Sep... ...

Nantes becomes the Open de France

Nantes becomes the Open de France

For 2019 the Open de Nantes becomes the Open de France, a $70k PSA Silver event at the "Château des Ducs de Bretagne" from 10th to 14th Sep... ...

L’open de Nantes devient l’Open de France

L’open de Nantes devient l’Open de France

Le retour de l'Open de France avec l'édition 2019 de l'Open de Nantes, et ce sera dans la Cour du Château des Ducs de Bretagne... ...

Edition 2018 : Nele and Declan down top seeds

Edition 2018 : Nele and Declan down top seeds

Nele and Declan down top seeds in five game thrillers Two dramatic five game finals saw Nele Gilis and Declan James crowned the Open ...

Malcolm: Nantes is Best Ever

Malcolm: Nantes is Best Ever

Malcolm Willstrop was impressed by his visit to Nantes wasn’t he just ! ...

Edition 2018 Francais

Edition 2018 Francais

Edition 2018: Onirique ! Homérique! Et à l’année prochaine. ...

Out and About

Out and About

Discovering Nantes in the mornings of the 2018 edition ... ...

Edition 2017 : Hat-trick for Gregoire

Edition 2017 : Hat-trick for Gregoire

France’s Gregoire Marche lifted his third Open de Nantes title in a row, while England’s Fiona Moverley lifted the biggest title of her career ... ...

Edition 2016 : Marche & Ramadan claim the titles

Edition 2016 : Marche & Ramadan claim the titles

Gregoir Marche and Hana Ramadan beat English opponents to claim the titles in Nantes ... ...

Edition 2015 :

Edition 2015 :

Top seed Gregoire Marche wins the inaugural Nantes International ... ...