Willstrop comprehensively dismissed Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal of their spherical of 16 conflict on the College of Birmingham with an 11-6 11-4 11-7 victory which edged the Englishman one step nearer to guaranteeing himself one other podium place.
Squash is dealing with a unbroken battle for Olympic recognition whereas Willstrop believes his sport has additionally been short-changed in broadcast schedules which make it troublesome for family and friends to look at him play.
Crew England squash quarter-finalist James Willstrop has expressed disappointment with the dearth of profile for his sport as he continues the defence of his males’s singles title on the Commonwealth Video games.
He instructed PA information company: “We’ve been instructed we are able to’t criticise anybody however I’m disenchanted.
“I’d prefer to see it (squash) round however it’s not. Individuals are tweeting, why isn’t it on. It needs to be on, every little thing else is on like badminton and desk tennis.
“I don’t see why we shouldn’t get on. It’s disappointing however we’re used to it. Squash isn’t a giant sport is it however what issues is this can be a fabulous place to play squash.
“The gang had been unimaginable and I do know that’s a truth and great point to play in entrance of. I’ve acquired a load of individuals asking if they’ll watch me and I feel the sort of factor we’ve acquired is a superb arrange.”
The 38-year-old struck singles gold on the Commonwealth Video games on the Gold Coast in 2018 to go together with his three silver medals and two bronze.
Regardless of his hopes of securing a spot on the prime of the rostrum once more, the Yorkshireman shouldn’t be getting forward of himself and is conscious of the “high quality strains” which might decide outcomes.
He added: “We’re all hoping we would be capable to squeeze some medals out and we’ve accomplished it earlier than. I’m desirous about it however I’m 4 years older than when it occurred final time and these guys are nice gamers.
“It’s unbelievably high quality strains on the prime ranges in squash and by some means I suppose the perfect gamers on this planet handle to win the essential bits.”