HUNT: "BIGGEST AND BEST EVENT
LUMPUR, 17 Sept 98 (Bernama):
has been absolutely fantastic," said Hunt,
the winner of four World Opens and eight British
Opens, and one of the select few in the World
Squash Federation's "Hall of Fame".
publicity, particularly the television has been
unprecedented. This should do a great deal for
the sport to become an Olympic discipline.
(Australian) Channel Nine's coverage was seen by
millions. It has never happened before," he
Hunt felt the
presence of all the world's top players at the
National squash Complex in Bukit Jalil showed how
seriously they took the Commonwealth Games.
Martin was very emotional after her win. It meant
a great deal to her. The ladies final was shown
live and this should give the game a big boost
back home. Squash has been the winner here,"
said the maestro.
On the doubles
event which started today, Hunt said it was a
totally different kettle of fish.
exciting. It is all about partnership. You do not
have to be a top 20 player to become world
doubles champion. Michael Soo of Malaysia and
Daniel Sharplin of New Zealand are very fine
doubles players but are down the list in the
world men's rankings," he said.
"We have four
days of competition ahead and it promises to be
as good as the singles."