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Courtesy of WISPA, a series of 'interviews' with some of the world's top players ...
 

#6: Nicol David                                   FULL WISPA PROFILE  

It is difficult to really get used to long flights and$hanging around airports. Also, the longer you travel then the more you miss your family and friends. That is when you realise how much you miss them when the phone bill comes at the end of the month!
Who lit your squash spark? My sisters were introduced to squash first through my dad's friend who build the public squash centre in Penang. I joined them a year later when I was 5. That was the first sport I picked up and it kept me occupied at the time.
Always squash, or could you have competed in another sport? I tried all sorts of sports but squash was the one for me. I did play volleyball and basketball in school and was involved in swimming and athletics but never got to the level I got to in squash.
What do you hate most about training? The first week of getting back to training after some time off. My body is not ready for what is about to come!
The best thing about being an international player? A whole bunch of things! The experience of travelling and meeting players, plus trying out new food.
Your favourite place to play events? Rio De Janeiro was a stunning place to visit. Australia is great too.
Filling in time before matches? Mainly shopping and eating!
Squash superstitions? None really. I don't do anything in particular before a match except hope for the best really.
The worst thing about travelling?
Your travelling entertainment provider? My iPod is essential! Probably grab a magazine or
two along the way too or doodle in my sketch book.

Pizza or pasta? Pizza anytime over pasta. Bring on the grease!
Sundays are my pizza / dvd day.
Tea or coffee? Coffee is a must! That is my fix during tournaments.
Fruit or chocolate? Has anyone seen me with a piece of fruit before at a squash event or anywhere for that matter? So I have to go with the Chocolate option.
Just finished reading? I must admit I am not a great reader but since you asked I have just been reading a wallpaper design magazine.
The album you listen to most? Mary J. Blige's new album The Breakthrough.
How many texts sent each day? Depends on where I am at the time. I text more when I am at tournaments and in Malaysia of course.
Sporting event you would most like to go to? Any Grand Slam tennis tournament would be great plus the access to the players lounge too.
Dinner with any sports person past or present? Hmm. James Blake the tennis player I think. Hopefully with that access pass that can happen!
Glass half full or half empty? If half full is an optimist then that's the one for me.
Your life so far, one thing you would change? Absolutely nothing at all!
Plans for the future? I would like to start a design company, perhaps and maybe have a Squash Academy of my own too.
 

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