CANADIAN qualifier Gary Waite pulled off the first upset of the Hong Kong Open when he took only 25 minutes to bundle out a disinterested Anthony Hill yesterday. Hill, ranked ninth in the world and seeded eight for the tournament, never got into stride as Waite swept to a 15-7, 15-6, 15-5 victory on the outside court at the Hong Kong Squash Centre. The Australian blamed an incident in last week's Malaysian Open which completely ruined his mental game and concentration. 'My head is just not in order after last week,' said Hill, who was unhappy with Welshman Adrian Davies for his vociferous support for compatriot Alex Gough during the first round of the Malaysian event. 'It's been annoying me all the time and I just couldn't concentrate at all. It was pretty stressful trying to concentrate when there were other things on my mind. 'I might just as well go home to Melbourne and get my head together. I'm thinking of pulling out of the Japan Super Challenge, although it's a bit silly to do so because I've got the wild card, which should be the number one Japanese player, in the first round.' Waite, who is 30th in the Professional Squash Association rankings, admitted the match was made easier for him because Hill 'never got fired up'. 'It's always tough for Anthony to fire up against me because we are very close friends,' said the 28-year-old Canadian. 'We hung out together when he first came on the circuit. 'There's no doubt Anthony is a very good player, but he also has other things on his mind and he never really got into his game today.' England's Phil Whitlock caused another upset shortly after Waite had toppled Hill when he disposed of compatriot Daniel Meddings 15-13, 15-13, 15-12 on centre court. Whitlock, ranked 20th in the world and five places behind Meddings, overcame early setbacks in all three games. Meddings surged into an 8-4 lead in the opener before Whitlock changed the pace by varying his shots, regaining the initiative and holding on to win 15-13. It was the same story in the second game as Meddings opened up a 10-5 advantage, only to see Whitlock hit back by winning the next seven rallies and eventually clinch the game with another 15-13 scoreline. Meddings stretched his lead a bit further in the third for an 11-6 head start, but again Whitlock raised his game when the chips were down, reeling off eight straight points and took the game 15-12 to go through to the second round. Hong Kong's Faheem Khan crumbled after winning the opening game and was beaten 9-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-9 by Argentinian teenager Federico Usandizaga. Khan, ranked 36th in the world, started at a blistering pace as he outgunned Usandizaga in the opening game, but the pressure of playing before the home crowd quickly brought him down. The Hong Kong-based former Pakistani junior champion was frustrated with himself after Usandizaga took the early lead in the second and third games and was on the offensive throughout. He managed to hold the early advantage in the fourth, but the towering 28th-ranked Usandizaga picked up the pace and ran out a convincing winner. Australians Rodney Eyles and Brett Martin, the two big drawcards on yesterday's programme, marched into the second round with victories over qualifiers. Eyles, the world number three and second seed in the event, took only 30 minutes to defeat compatriot John White 15-13, 15-7, 15-12, while fourth-seeded Martin downed New Zealand's Glen Wilson 15-11, 15-12, 9-15, 15-7.