Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 3-1 [WC] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6 (43m)
I played well.
I had plenty of time to prepare physically, I cannot remember the last time I had so much time to get fit and prepare, six months! It was really nice not to have to travel, I can’t say I enjoyed it, but I made the most of it. It also gave me time to think, time to reflect.
I’m happy with my squash, the body is fine, the head is in the right place, so I think I can be dangerous. Now, it’s a question of proving it, not just saying it…
In the first two game, I had a good lead, I didn’t give him the time to get into it. And in the fourth, I tried to take his breath away, again with a good start. The old Nici would have started thinking about the loss of the 3rd, but not this one… I played into my strength, and I’m happy to get through.