Damien Mudge

Damien Mudge (born 12 May 1976) is an Australian professional male doubles squash player, from Adelaide, South Australia, currently residing with his wife in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia . He holds the all-time record of 157 professional doubles tour titles. Until his recent retirement in August 2019, Mudge had been ranked as the number one player on the professional doubles tour for more than 15 consecutive years.[1]

Damien Mudge
Personal information
NationalityAustralia
Born (1976-05-12) 12 May 1976 (age 44)

CareerEdit

Mudge started playing squash at the age of 7, turning pro in 1995, at the age of 19. Mudge got to number 48th in the world on the professional singles tour in 1997 and transitioned to playing North American doubles in 1998.

Today, he is the Head Squash Professional at the University Club of New York. He has been working at the University Club since he came to America in 1998, and has been the Head Squash Professional at the private club since 2001.

Partners and TournamentsEdit

Recognized by the Squash Doubles Association as the "all-time leading scorer" of the sport, Mudge amassed a significant number of tournament wins during his career. Together with three of his partners, consisting of Ben Gould,[2] Viktor Berg, and Gary Waite, Mudge dominated the Johnson tournament held annually in Brooklyn Heights, NY, for over 17 consecutive years. The previous record for the Johnson had been ten wins, not consecutive, by partner Gary Waite.

Mudge has won 15 North American Open titles, 12 titles at the St. Louis Open, 10 Kellner Cup Championships and six Briggs Cups.

Prior to retiring from the circuit following surgery for knee injuries,[3] Mudge and his doubles partner Manek Mathur were the number one ranked team in the world.[4] Mathur and Mudge were also winners of the 2017 Briggs Cup at The Apawamis Club.[5] [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Damien Mudge SDA All Time Greatest Doubles Player Retires". Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  2. ^ "World Doubles in New York". Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ Rob Dinerman. "Damien Mudge To Undergo Knee Surgery, Sidelined Until Calendar 2019". Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Mudge extends Kellner Cup Record to Ten Titles; Mathur Marks Maiden Title on Home Court". US Squash. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  5. ^ "MATHUR & MUDGE SURGE TO LIFT BIENNIAL BRIGGS CUP". SDA Pro Tour. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Mudge and Mathur Go Undefeated in 2017-18 Season". Squash Doubles Association. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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