Monday October 8, 2012
No lucky break for Kamran as he falls in semis
KUALA LUMPUR: National squash player Kamran Khan did not get the injury break he wanted after falling short in the semi-finals of the Royal Lake Club Open here yesterday.
The match against Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal was initially scheduled to be played on Saturday but it was rescheduled to yesterday morning following an injury to Kamran.
But the 22-year-old Kamran was still clearly feeling the effects of a sprained ankle and not at his best as he went on to lose 8-11, 8-11, 2-11.
The lanky KL player, however, expects to recover in time for the Macau Open, which will be held from Oct 16-21.
“I tried my best but I just wasn’t moving well enough to match him,” said Kamran.
“It’s a little disappointing because I was playing well ... if I were not injured, I could have done better. Still, I’m glad that it is not that serious.”
Meanwhile, young Pakistani Iqbal demonstrated will of steel to get back on court six hours after the semi-final match to clinch the title.
Iqbal was clearly a class above India’s Harinderpal Sandhu, easily winning 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 for only his second career title.