Squash: Hill lands in no-win situation

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ANTHONY HILL, the Australian on the end of the head-butting incident at the British Open in April, found himself in trouble on and off the court at the opening day of the World Open here yesterday, writes Richard Eaton from Barcelona.

The world No 12 was given a code of conduct warning during his 15-10, 15-9, 15-9 victory over England's Mark Cairns and learned that if he wins again today, against New Zealand's Ross Norman, he risks ending up in a Spanish jail.

He was apparently misinformed in Stuttgart about the need for a visa, which means he must now report to the immigration authorities here at 8am tomorrow. If Hill wants to stay another night he faces the possibility of making the trip to London and back in a day to get the visa. His warning came for repeatedly leaving the court to argue.

Earlier in the day England's Simon Parke, the former world junior champion, took an hour and 40 minutes before he finally overcame Del Harris, the former British national champion, 17-15, 15-6, 14-15, 15-13.