The final of the Saudi World Open 2010 was gone into the history books even before it started. Never ever in squash history have been two Englishmen in a World Open final and the winner would be the first English World Champion. Willstrop started impressively and took the 1st game 11-8. Willstrop leads the 2nd game 3-2 as the match started to turn. Matthew gets on top of his English rival and started to control the match until the end. After 74 minutes the new World Open Champion was crowned: Nick Matthew. His coach David Pearson was almost fallen into tears, when Matthew raised his arms.
English World Open title for the first time!
One fact will be sure, even before the first rally will be played in tomorrow’s Saudi World Open final: For the 1st time of the World Open history (since 1976) the winner will be an Englishman. No, Peter Nicols title in Egypt 1999 did not count for E…
Top-seeds get through to the World Open quarters!
The 1st four matches of round 3 of the Saudi World Open came out as top seed wins. English No1 seed Nick Matthew overcame Egypt Hisham Asour in style. But “it was not easy“ as Matthew commented after the match. Next player to take his quarter-final…
World No1 Nick Matthew confirmed participation!
England’s newly crowned World No1 Nick Matthew (pic) has become the first top ten player to confirm his participation in the ROWE British Grand Prix, to be staged in the English city of Manchester from 15-20 September. The ROWE British Grand Prix will …
New World order: Nick Matthew is No.1!
New World order: Nick Matthew is the 3rd English no.1 in total. Only Peter Nicol and Lee Beachill have achieved this before. Lee Beachill was the last one – from October 2004 to December 2004. Matthew may enjoy the position now during his holidays in M…