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Matthew Avenges Defeat To Lead England To Victory Over Hosts Germany!

Just 2years after an ankle injury against the German No1 caused Nick Matthew (pic le) to pull out of the Men’s World Team Squash Championship – and his team to finish an all-time low 4th – the Englishman avenged his loss to Simon Rosner (pic ri) in the 2nd qualifying round of the 2011 championship in Paderborn to lead favourites England to victory over hosts Germany. The tie was played out on a spectacular new ASB all-glass showcourt at the city’s Ahorn-Sportpark – surrounded on all four sides by a sell-out crowd of 1,000, 99% of whom were cheering every single winning shot by the German side. The English world No1 went down in the 1st game 11-13 to Rosner, much to the ecstatic delight of the crowd. Matthew soon gained the upper hand before closing out the match 11-13, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8. James Willstrop, the world No4, clinched England’s 2nd win (11-5, 11-5, 11-6) over Raphael Kandra, the German No3, before Peter Barker made it a clean sweep by defeating Andre Haschker 11-6, 11-6, 11-5. Titleholder Egypt eased through their 2nd pool tie by beating Hong Kong 3/0. 3rd seeds France, runners-up in the 2009 championship in Denmark, triumphed on the all-glass showcourt earlier in the day, beating 14th seeds Netherlands 3/0. Finally 4th seed Australia overcame Colombia 3/0 in 73 minutes of play.

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Backstage with the Egyptian squash team!

Check out the latest video – backstage with the Egyptian squash team (Ramy Ashour, Karim Darwish, Mohamed El Shorbagy, and Hisham Ashour) at the Men’s World Team Championship in Paderborn …


Men´s World Team Championship 2011 Opening Ceremony!

Some more impressions from the Men’s World Team Championships in Paderborn: Opening ceremony at “Schloß Neuhaus” – watch the parachute team flying in with the flags …


Hosts Germany tested by Ireland in World Team opener!

41-year-old Irish veteran Derek Ryan, who retired from the World Tour seven years ago, pulled off a stunning win in the opening tie of the Men’s World Team Squash Championship which looked set to upset hosts Germany in front of a capacity crowd in Paderborn. Ryan, a former world No7 and the oldest competitor in the championship, despatched 24-year-old German No2 Jens Schoor 11-8, 11-6, 11-8. But the hosts’ top string Simon Rosner soon righted the ship as he beat the Irish No1 Arthur Gaskin 11-5, 11-2, 11-8. With the 1,000 spectators around the stunning ASB glass court cheering every single winning German point, the hosts’ Andre Haschker beat Steve Richardson 11-9, 14-12, 11-8 to give Germany a popular 2/1 tie victory.

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Top Squash Stars head for world glory in Germany!

A star-studded international field led by all but one of the top 15 squash players in the world will line up in the WSF Men’s World Team Championship as a record-equalling 32 nations compete Germany. All the action will take at the stunning ASB glass court (pic) erected at the Ahorn-Sportpark in Paderborn. Pool line-up (with seeding in brackets): POOL A: England (1), Germany (16), Spain, Ireland; POOL B: Egypt (2), New Zealand (15), Hong Kong China, Sweden; POOL C: France (3), Netherlands (14), Argentina, Korea; POOL D: Australia (4), Finland (13), Colombia, Bermuda; POOL E: Malaysia (5), Pakistan (12), Denmark, Austria; POOL F: India (6), South Africa (11), Kuwait, Hungary; POOL G: Canada (7), Mexico (10), Scotland, Namibia; POOL H: USA (8), Italy (9), Switzerland, Ukraine.

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Final work at the stand in Paderborn!

Final work at the stand which surrounds the ASB glass court …


Nick Matthew looking for revenge!

England’s World No.1 Nick Matthew (pic le) will be after revenge when he competes in next month’s ROWE British Grand Prix, the 4th and latest PSA World Series championship of the year in Manchester, England. But before Manchester there will be the chance at the Men’s World Team Championships in Paderborn, where the English team is seeded to meet titleholder Egypt in the final. Matthew is expected to face Ramy Ashour (pic ri), the World No.2 from Egypt and title-holder, in both event’s final on the spectacular ASB all-glass showcourt either in Paderborn and in Manchester.

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Men’s World Team Championship’s court getting ready!

Men’s World Team Championship getting ready – the video shows how the ASB Glass Court is built in 4 minutes …

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