Relatively New Sport

It is always interesting how little pro players know about the squash history of the countries where they are playing. I mentioned this in my review of James Willstrop’s memoir, when so many U.S. guys were getting their knickers in a twist about his anti-American comments. They just don’t know our history, especially because they erroneously view hardball as akin to racquetball, a sport that has little to do with proper squash. 

In this great video, promoting the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open, Nick Matthew says with a big smile: “It is a relatively new sport there [in the U.S.] so the crowds are always really passionate, really sort of loud.” Really?

On the other side, the video does get Gilly Lane to do his Rocky imitation on the Art Museum steps.

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