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Hinds reclaims Canterbury crown

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Four-time winner Joel Hinds toppled top seed Rex Hedrick to add a fifth CSRC Open crown in six years to his trophy cabinet with a 3-0 final victory at the Canterbury Open.

Hinds, who missed last year’s event whilst on team duties for SC Deisenhofen in the German League, put in a commanding performance to reclaim his trophy with a 12-10, 11-5, 11-6 victory in front of his home-crowd.

The 26-year-old from Derby dropped just one game en-route to the final and he continued in the same vein of form as he relentlessly moved his opponent from corner-to-corner with some precision squash and pinpoint accuracy.

Despite showing great resilience to force a tie-break in the opening game, Hedrick handed Hinds a second game-ball and the world number 72 duly capitalised to take the first 12-10.

Earlier, Hedrick had survived a marathon semi-final battle with Malta’s unseeded Bradley Hindle and he struggled to deal with the fast-paced rallies in the following two games of the final as Hinds romped to victory.

Final Result:

[2] Joel Hinds 3-0 [1] Rex Hedrick 12-10, 11-5, 11-6

Semi Finals Results:

[1] Rex Hedrick 3-2 Bradley Hindle 12-10, 4-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Joel Hinds 3-1 Youssef Abdalla 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4

 

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