UNSQUASHABLE Ambassadors James Willstrop and Joel Makin faced each other at the AJ Bell British National Championships after both having come through 3-1 in their semi-final matches. Regardless of the result, this was set to be an exciting match between a legend and a young star of the sport.
First set of the match saw Joel start off strong, eventually opening up a 10-4 lead. James was not about to go down without a fight however, pulling back 6 game balls to bring the game into a tiebreak. There was nothing Joel could do to stop the comeback by James as he claimed the first set 12-10. Joel would then come back with a vengeance in the second set, claiming an 11-0 win through a combination of winners and unforced errors by James.
The third set was a far more even affair, but as Joel held game-ball at 10-9, it was James who rattled off three points in quick succession to claim the third and a 2-1 lead. The fourth was similar, as both players were neck-to-neck and James held championship ball at 10-9. However, Joel was not about to go down easy, pushing the game into a tie-break but was not enough as James closed out the match 14-12 in the fourth.
Joel Makin uses the UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com