Cameron Pilley

Cameron Pilley (born 27 October 1982) is a former professional squash player from Australia. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 11 in January 2011.

Cameron Pilley
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Country Australia
ResidenceGreenwich, Connecticut
Born (1982-10-27) 27 October 1982 (age 38)
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Turned Pro2001
RetiredDecember 2019
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byDan Frogan
Racquet usedKarakal T-120FF
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 11 (January 2011)
Title(s)13
Tour final(s)27

Pilley was born in Grafton, New South Wales. From 2001 to 2005, he attended the Australian Institute of Sport on a squash scholarship, where he trained under Geoff Hunt and Rodney Martin. He announced his retirement from professional squash on 27 December 2019.

Career overviewEdit

As a junior player, Pilley won the Australian under-19 title twice and represented Australia in the World Junior Championships. In 2006, he finished runner-up in the mixed doubles event at the World Doubles Squash Championships, partnering with Amelia Pittock.

In 2008, he reached the final of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, losing James Willstrop in the final 9–11, 11–9, 8–11, 11–6, 11–3.

In November 2010, he won the Dutch Open against Laurens Jan Anjema in the final 11–7, 11–9, 11–13, 14–12.

On 3 October 2011, Pilley hit a squash ball recorded as 175 mph, breaking the previous record set by John White by 3 miles per hour.[1][2]

On 27 May 2016, he reached his first World Series Final by beating Mohammad El Shorbagy by a score of 2–0; and will face Grégory Gaultier in the finals on 28 May 2016.

Major World Series final appearancesEdit

Hong Kong Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2015   Mohamed El Shorbagy 11–6, 11–8, 11–6

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