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Final roundup of the AJ Bell World Championship!

Check out the final roundup of the AJ Bell World Championship between Englishman Nick Matthew and Greg Gaultier from France ...

Nick Matthew took 3rd World Championship title!

"Tonight's match was tough - such a mental battle," added Matthew, who had never before lost to Gaultier after leading by two games.
England's Nick Matthew survived a dramatic AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship final at Manchester Central in Manchester, beating French rival Gregory Gaultier to claim the trophy for the 3rd time.

Greg Gaultier makes a 4th final!

I played Nick so many times. He's a tough guy and he's tough to break but I know what to do. Who is the best on the day will win. All I need to do is to recover well from today", Gaultier said.
After a bad start which saw Greg Gaultier (le) make several errors and drop his 1st game easily, the Frenchman took the initiative against young Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy (ri) to take the next 3 games ...

Matthew through to the final!

"I feel a bit flat right now and my thoughts are with him (Ramy) and with the crowd and with everyone else really," said Matthew, now in his third world championship final since 2010.
England's Nick Matthew (ri) is through to his 3rd World Championship final in 4 years after his much-anticipated clash with defending champion Ramy Ashour (le) was cut short through injury.

Gaultier took last semi spot!

"I'm probably in the best shape of my life," Gaultier told MC Andy Kay afterwards. "I've been playing well over the last few months. Tonight I had a lot of motivation and lots of confidence - and I didn't feel under any pressure."
In the last quarter-final match of the AJ Bell World Championship 2nd seed Frenchman Greg Gaultier beat Englishman Daryl Selby in straight games (11-7, 11-4, 12-10) to book ...

El Shorbagy 3rd contender in the World semis!

"At 9-7 down in the fourth, I just went for it - he was playing more accurately than me at the time," explained Elshorbagy later, describing the sensational four points in a row he won to clinch the match 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9.
Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy repeats his victory from last years World Championship's semi-final, when he beat James Willstrop. At this year's AJ Bell PSA World Championship the 6th seed ...

Ramy Ashour sets up dream semi-final!

"I was very happy with the win tonight," Ashour told the crowd after his 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory. "But it's not just the win, it's the story behind the win!"
Egyptian 2-times World Champion Ramy Ashour (ri) was almost struggling to win the 1st game against Indian contender Saurav Ghosal (le). But from that point onwards, Ashour seemed to be at operating temperature and took the 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory in 48 minute ...

Nick Matthew takes first semi-final spot!

"I can't get too carried away by that win," Matthew told MC Andy Kay afterwards. "I've got to keep my feet on the floor - there are two rounds to go yet.
In a match where 6 World Championship titles have been on the new ASB glass court in Manchester, English 2-times winner Nick Matthew (le) was most of the time in control of Egyptian maestro and 4-times champion Amr Shabana (ri).
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