Rodney Martin

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This article is about the Australian squash player Rodney Martin. For information about the American sprinter of the same name, see Rodney Martin (athlete).
Rodney Martin
Country  Australia
Retired December 1994
Plays Right-Handed
Men's Singles
Highest ranking 3 (November 1992)
World Open W(1991)
Last updated on: 20 December 2011.

Rodney Martin is a former professional squash player from Australia. He is best known for winning the World Open in 1991, beating the legendary Pakistani player Jahangir Khan in the final 14-17, 15-9, 15-4, 15-13 (he had previously beaten another Pakistani legend, Jansher Khan, in the quarter-finals, and his Australian compatriot Chris Dittmar in the semi-finals).[1] Martin was also part of the Australian teams which won the World Team Squash Championships in 1989 and 1991. Martin was runner-up at the British Open three times in 1988-1990 (losing to Jahangir Khan in the final on all three occasions).

Martin was forced to retire from the international tour in December 1994 due to a hip injury. Since retiring as a player, he has worked as a squash coach at the Australian Institute of Sport. (He was formerly a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport squash unit from 1985 to 1989.)

Martin was inducted into the Squash Australia Hall of Fame in 2007.

Martin comes from one of squash's most successful families. His older brother Brett Martin and younger sister Michelle Martin were also top professional players.[2]

Martin went to school at Everton Park State High School in Brisbane, Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin wins world title.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 5 August 1991. p. 22. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Martin polishes family's winning standing.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 21 April 1993. p. 48. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 

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