England favourite Nick Matthew (pic) took his anticipated place in the last 16 of the Commonwealth Games Squash Championship in Delhi – but the world No2 was severely tested by unseeded Malaysian Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan in the 2nd round match in India. Matthew, competing in his first event since a fever forced his withdrawal from the ROWE British Grand Prix in England last month. Matthew overcame Adnan 11-6, 13-11, 8-11, 11-3 after 75 minutes. “It’s the biggest thing for us – it would be brilliant to win it – but there’s a long way to go yet”, Matthew said. Chris Simpson caused the first upset when he beat New Zealand’s 15th seed Martin Knight 11-8, 11-4, 12-14, 11-3 in 64 minutes.
Matthew tested in Commonwealth Games opener!