Caerphilly’s Peter Creed lost out 14 – 12 in the fifth of his first round match at the PSA World Squash Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Peter was looking to make the second round of the World Champs, something only three other Welsh players have done before him.
Welsh Number 1 Peter made it to the first round of the World Squash Championships this week, only the fifth Welsh male player to do so and only the eighth Welsh player overall.
Peter was up against Zac Alexander of Australia, Zac is currently ranked 49 in the World but has been as high as 36 back in September of this year.
After going down 1 – 0 Peter clawed his way back and composed his game to take the lead 2 – 1, in the fourth game Pete went 9 – 5 down only to claw his way back again to 9-9. Peter then went 10-9 up and match ball, Zac then came back to 10 – 10 before winning the game 13-11 and it was in to a fifth. In the final game Peter again had match ball this time at 10-8 up but couldn’t convert either of them, Peter then went into a nerve jangling tie break in the fifth.
It wasn’t to be for Peter who lost 14 – 12 in the fifth, an agonizing way to lose out but what a great effort from the Welsh number 1, two fantastic performances at the biggest event of his life.
After the match Peter said: “What made the difference? Experience. I had the opportunity to win, but the more match balls I got, the more nervous I got. Funny, the way you play a match a certain way, and the minute you get to the end, you play the opposite you played to get there.”
Peter is next in action at the Betty F Griffin Memorial Florida State Open 2012 at Boca Raton, Florida. Peter plays Erik Tepos Valtierra (WR 123) of Mexico in the first round.
Then Peter will also be in action at the Welsh National Squash Championships in January 2013 in Cardiff. For more information visit www.wsrb.co.uk