Greg Gaultier takes his 2nd British Open title!

"To win this title is an unbelievable feeling. You dream of these moments when you are a child and you work so hard for them so to see them come true is amazing," said Gaultier (pic: Steve Cubbins)"To win this title is an unbelievable feeling. You dream of these moments when you are a child and you work so hard for them so to see them come true is amazing," said Gaultier (pic: Steve Cubbins)

Greg Gaultier made it his double triumph, after taking the British Open title in 2007 the 1st time as he outplayed World Champion Nick Matthew with a superb performance 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 in 45minutes of play. The Englishman, three times a champion, simply couldn’t get a foothold in the match as Gaultier raced to an early lead and never let the momentum slip.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Gaultier, “you dream of these moments when you are a child and you work so hard for them so to see them come true is amazing.” Matthew admitted that: “it wasn’t as if I played badly, he was just too good today.”

Final:
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (45m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [4] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) 4-11, 14-12, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (104m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [3] Ramy Ashour (EGY) 11-7, 12-10, 3-11, 11-7 (72m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [Q] Fares Dessouki (EGY) 11-4, 12-10, 11-9 (45m)
[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6 (57m)
[3] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [5] James Willstrop (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (40m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [7] Amr Shabana (EGY) 11-2 ret. (11m)

2nd round:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 5-11, 11-4 (76m)
[Q] Fares Dessouki (EGY) bt [8] Karim Darwish (EGY) 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 2-11, 11-9 (62m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 7-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6 (90m)
[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-2, 11-3, 11-9 (50m)
[3] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 9-11, 11-1, 11-9, 11-4
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-5, 13-11, 9-11, 11-4 (90m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6 (55m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-3, 11-7, 11-9 (48m)

1st round:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [WC] Joe Lee (ENG) 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 (44m)
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 (65m)
[Q] Fares Dessouki (EGY) bt Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 9-3 ret. (80m)
[8] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 14-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8 (69m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt [6] Borja Golan (ESP) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 1-11, 11-6 (90m)
Adrian Grant (ENG) bt [Q] Leo Au (HKG) 11-5, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5 (75m)
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [Q] Olli Tuominen (FIN) 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 (49m)
[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5 (56m)
[3] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 (34m)
Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Peter Barker (ENG) 11-5, 11-5 ret. (29m)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt Stephen Coppinger (RSA) 11-8, 12-10, 11-6 (52m)
[5] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Simon Rösner (GER) 5-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (72m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [Q] Max Lee (HKG) 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8 (52m)
[Q] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 9-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 (80m)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [Q] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (81m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Chris Simpson (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 11-2 (32m)