By RJ Mitchell
Geoff Hunt has in contrast Diego Elias to The prolonged-finaling Jansher Khan Inside the aftermath of the Peruvian’s triumph On the Qatar QTerminals Basic.
The good Aussie, who in 1976 turned The sport’s first ever expert World Champion, has watched Elias’s blossom from a spindly 15-yr-previous competing Inside the Pioneer Junior Cup the place the South American frequently performed in the direction of Hunt’s protégé Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi.
For Hunt The one shock is that it has taken Elias till he was 24 yrs-previous to win his first Platinum title, however now Collectively with his victory On the Khalifa Worldwide Complicated, Hunt believes thOn The sport’s goodest titles together with a World Championship are firmly Infacet the Peruvian’s attain.
But it was fascinating To Take heed to Hunt draw parallels between Elias and the straightforward virtually ethereal movement of The sport’s prolongedest reigning World No.1, Jansher Khan, as he dissected the qualities that he believes might propel the Peruvian to the very prime of The sport.
“That is typically A very vital win And by no means earlier than time. I even have been saying For A very Very prolonged time that Diego Is Amongst The numerous biggest recreationrs And that i primarytain in thoughts seeing him having fun with as A toddler Inside the Pioneer Cup when he was 15 And that i noticed his capability again then.
“He had unbelievable capability and Diego and Abdulla had some unbelievable video recreations and he rethoughtsed me of Jansher with The biggest method he moved. He simply appeared to glide over the courtroom.
“Actually, he was the closest I had seen to a Jansher in that regard And in addition, he had a strongness about him as A toddler And that i simply thought Diego Goes to go All of the biggest method And that i predicted he would have gained A critical title earlier, so I am really joyful for him, And that It is good for squash.
“Diego brings Tons to The sport, He is A lovely mover as I talked about, has A great squash mind and He is Very good To watch and, For my half, he has Tons going for him. Diego Elias, if he can primarytain damage free, Goes to be aspherical On The very Greater of The sport For A very Very prolonged time.”
“Diego undoubtedly has a World title or a British Open in him, probably he Is usually Almost as good as anyone proper now. He has the bodily facets and the technical expertises to go All of the biggest method and it simply Depfinishs upon him having fun with a primarytained Time interval with out damage.
“Diego has had A pair of accidents over The Earlier couple of yrs and that has facet-tracked him a bit And that i’…….