Black Knight is delighted to announce the resigning of French squash player, Mathieu Castagnet.
The 28 year old PSA tour player will represent Black Knight in a 3 year deal; proving himself a very valuable asset by reaching his top world ranking of 12 in February.
His racket of choice is the Black Knight Ion Cannon PS,
“It’s my favourite racquet. I don’t like when a racquet is too heavy on top. The Ion Cannon PS has a good balance”
Castagnet has his Black Knight Ion Cannon PS strung with Ashaway Powernick 18 string. It is a string designed for optimum and power and resilience.
“I am using the red Ashaway string for two years now. I like when the string is stiff, so I always put 15kg tension.”
Recently, Castagnet claimed the biggest PSA World Tour title of his career to date by defeating Colombian, Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the final of the PSA International 50 – Open de squash Financière Banque Nationale tournament in Montreal, Canada in October 2014.
“I have to give huge thanks to all my sponsors and my staff for all the support they give to me.”
This was swiftly followed by a break into the top 15 in the world the very next month. He maintained this fine form at the British Grand Prix in December 2014, showing resilience and determination to defeat the current world Number 1, Mohamed Elshorbagy 3-1 in the quarter final, in a thrilling and impressive match. After another victory in the semi-final, he then lost out to Nick Matthew in his first ever appearance in a PSA International 70 final.
When asked about his current sponsorship with Black Knight and Ashaway, Castagnet commented,
“I like the quality and services of both brands Black Knight and Ashaway. I meet all the managers and they are working hard to promote the brands. I am feeling comfortable.”
Castagnet is in the form of his life. He was recently named as the PSA Player of the Month in January 2015.
What’s next for the Frenchman…?
To break into the top 10.
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