Squash: Jansher and Nicol to meet again

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The Independent Online
Scotland's Peter Nicol will be aiming to upset the world champion, Jansher Khan, for the second time this year in the final of the Hong Kong Open after both earned convincing semi-final victories yesterday. Nicol, the 21-year- old seventh seed, scored a superb 15-7 15-14 17-15 victory over the world No 4, Rodney Eyles of Australia, in 38 minutes. Jansher beat England's Peter Marshall, the third seed, 15-9 15-8 12-15 15-7 in 77 minutes. Jansher was beaten by Nicol in the second round of the Welsh Classic in Cardiff in February. It was Jansher's only defeat this year - and it still rankles. 'I was not very fit then and I remember he said I was getting fat. I did not like that, or getting beaten, so I am really looking forward to playing him now I am strong,' Jansher said. Nicol appeared unmoved and said: 'I am very confident. I think Jansher is looking a wee bit flabby again, just like in Cardiff.'