It’s the 2012 world champions home break, he is one of the most consistent competitors of all time out here and finished runner up last year. He is a force to be reckoned with and ranked at number three in the world he has a kind first round draw, which he should breeze through to the third round.
Parkinson is definitely one to watch, and with his record here and massive home town support you’d expect a minimum of quarters from him. His powerful forehand attack, solid barrel riding, and the way he does fin wafts over sections make him deadly for all but the very best of adversary.
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