Wimbledon’s Hutchins proud of Delhi silver
Wimbledon’s Ross Hutchins described
winning silver for England at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday as
Hutchins partnered Ken Skupski in the men’s doubles in Delhi
losing 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Australians Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak in
the gold medal decider.
The 25-year-old then teamed-up with Croydon’s Anna Smith 24
hours later for the bronze medal match in the mixed doubles, but
lost 6-4 3-6 2-6 to Skupski and Sarah Borwell.
Hutchins, who had helped dispatch home favourites US Open
finalist Rohan Bopanna and rising star Somdev Devvarman in the
semi-finals, was disappointed with the defeat.
But reckons being on the podium more than made up for it.
“Incredible moment, like no other. Will never forget the feeling
of being up there for my nation,” he said on Twitter.
“Very disappointed not to bring back gold for England, but so
proud to have played for my country in these historic Games.”
World number 57 Kupski, who echoed his partner’s thoughts, may
have described playing with Hutchins as great experience, but it
didn’t stop him claiming bronze in the mixed doubles.
“I’m very proud of winning the silver spoke to my family back
home and they’re extremely proud as well. It’s a dream come true to
play here and represent my country,” he added.
“These guys are among the best players in the world and we
managed to match them. It came down to a couple of points but
that’s doubles and we’ll work on it.”
“Playing with Ross has been fantastic. We’ve had a great