2018 British Open Champion Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, the highest ranked South American squash player in history and the only player from South America ever to win a major PSA World Series title, has signed a three-year agreement with Eye Rackets that will see him wear the brand’s eye-catching new competition clothing line and performance S-Line shoes.
Courtesy of a dynamic playing style that sees him defy gravity, logic and his opponents, the flamboyant 32-year-old Colombian Cannonball is one of the most popular players on the PSA World Tour circuit and has ranked as highly as World No.4, while in May this year he defied all expectations to reach the final of the prestigious British Open - the longest running tournament in squash - and claim the title with victory over World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy.
He becomes the second South American player to sign with Eye Rackets this summer, joining Peru’s Diego Elias, while he will wear the S-Line shoe range also worn by the likes of Paul Coll, Karim Abdel Gawad, Gregoire Marche and Mathieu Castagnet - some of the fastest moving players on the PSA World Tour.
“I identify myself with the Eye brand because of its unique and authentic style,” said Rodríguez.
“Their footwear adjusts to my feet, it’s comfortable and is durable and trustworthy under the relentless pace of squash. Eye also produce their shoes in a wide array of colours and designs that go hand-in-hand with my style on court."
“As a brand they are setting a new trend in this modern era of squash and I’m pleased to partner with them.”
Eye Rackets Ambassador Joey Barrington said: “Miguel is the greatest South American player ever to play the game of squash and one of the most formidable athletes ever to pick up a squash racket and we are delighted that he has signed with Eye for the next three years.
“He is one of the fastest, most entertaining and dynamic players in squash and he joins the likes of Paul Coll and Gregoire Marche in wearing our S-Line shoes. Some of the quickest players in the world will be representing the brand next season and showing that despite our shoe being one of the lightest in the market, it has the durability to withstand the play of some of most demanding players on the planet.
“Miguel has established a following all over the world because of the passion and hunger he has for the game, his entertaining style of play and for the quality of his character on and off court, while his achievements, most notably at the recent British Open, are extraordinary.
“His style, and fondness for wearing multiple colours, fits our brand perfectly and will allow him to express his personality on court as he seeks to return to the top four in the world and we look forward to helping him achieve that goal during what promises to be an exciting partnership. I feel he is one of only a few players that can transcend the game of squash."