Squash: Nicol walks all over Walker

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The Independent Online

Peter Nicol demolished Chris Walker in straight games in the Mahindra Challenge final in Bombay yesterday. The 22-year-old sixth seed took only 49 minutes to scoop the pounds 9,700 first prize by recording a 15-8, 15-11, 15-10 win over the fifth seed.

Both men beat higher seeded players to reach the final. The Scottish champion defeated the No 2 seed, Brett Martin, in the semi-finals, while England's Walker beat the defending champion and top seed, Rodney Eyles. Walker said: "I just could not get going. I think Nicol was too good for me today."

Indeed Walker was at his best only in the second game where he led 5- 1. However, Nicol pulled back to 7-7 and then won the next five points.