Nicol’s KL Open Blog

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Another year for yet another CIMB KL Open at Bukit Jalil and Berjaya Times Square and this time the Malaysian following was even bigger and better. Always such a positive vibe coming back to Malaysia, getting the support from everybody.

Round 1 with Sarah
Sarah Kippax came out stronger in the second and third games, playing a variety of shots but I had to keep her away from taking a game off me.

I won this game 11/4, 11/8, 11/8 (39m)

Quarter Finals with Kasey

Kasey Brown took the third game after our intense first two games. The fourth went to my favour while she started making a few errors.

I won 11/5, 11/4, 6/11, 11/5 (41m)

Semi Finals with Alison


This match went 11/4, 12/10, 11/5 (37m) in my favour.

No room for me to give any opportunities away playing Alison Waters as her control can be dangerous. Fast paced match and winning a close second game gave me an advantage to win 3-0.

Finals with Madeline Perry


Madeline Perry kept consistent but my focus and movement were at my best during our match that I didn’t want to let it go. It was high intensity all the way.

It’s funny how I’ve played this event at least 10 years in a row or more. After winning my 7th KL Open title this time, I guess in ‘squash years’, seems like I’ve been around for a while!

Against 7th seed Madeline Perry; 11/6, 11/6, 11/2 (34 Min)

Many thanks to everyone who cheered and supported me. I’m definitely looking forward to coming home to play for the Malaysian Opens later in the year.
Next up: off to the Cayman Islands in a week for the Cayman Island Open!

Thanks everybody!




  1. Nick Arthur

    March 29, 2011

    All the best in your Cayman island Open.

  2. Elaine

    March 29, 2011

    Nice blog you have there Nick! :) Keep it up with the running.

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