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A
good effort against Peter Nicol:
In Qatar, Joe Kneipp again put
forth a strong effort against Peter Nicol — similar to their battle
in the US Open in January. Again Kneipp lost, but for most observers,
it was a closer match than any three-love score could indicate

Report
posted April 27 2002, evening by Joe and Dan Kneipp

Most people
work in what can be described as a vaguely normal occupation: doctor,
lawyer, teacher, banker, small business operator.

I don’t think
‘squash professional’ can be described as an even remotely normal occupation
by anyone’s definition. Picture you’re at work and this happens: The boss
calls you into the office and tells you that you’re letting the rest of
the workforce down, that you’re sub-par and not the quality of worker
that the company is looking for. You’re kindly asked to clean out your
desk, and not show your face around the company again.

Not a fun scenario
right? Well now think about what I do for a living. I’m actually just
paid to win games of squash. That’s my job. There are lots of wonderful
things about this job, but one of the not so wonderful parts is dealing
with the equivalent of an abrupt sacking on a too frequent basis. In the
workplace that is this tournament, I’ve been given the sack and my college
has been given the corner office.

It’s one of
the most difficult parts of this game.

Constantly having
to evaluate why you lost, whether your work was sub-par or if your college
was just a more superior worker who was always going to get the promotion
ahead of you.

This evening
I lost a hum-dinger of a match against Peter Nicol. The score board said
17-15, 15-12, 15-8 to Peter, but I don’t think that says enough about
the game. Danny assures me that even though the scores were similar, the
match was a level higher than the one Peter and I had in the semi-final
of the US Open in Boston. It lasted over an hour, which for only three
games is bloody long.

But a tough
close game still doesn’t change the fact that Peter moves on, and I’m
officially in retirement until the next job offer (Hong Kong Open, August).

Theoretically
winning and losing is just another part of being a squash player. That
doesn’t mean it gets any easier to deal with a loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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