A lesson from Willstrop for Syafiq even in defeat


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  • Sunday, 24 Nov 2019

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Mohd Syafiq Kamal’s (pic) run in the London Open came to an end in the quarter-finals but it was a lesson well learnt.

The 23-year-old Syafiq had gone into the match knowing it would be a tough task against top seed and world No. 18 James Willstrop. The Englishman was a top-eight finisher at the Men’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar, two weeks ago.

After managing to stay within touch of Willstrop in the first set, the Malaysian world No. 85 was overwhelmed, falling 6-11,2-11,2-11.

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