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.
World No2 Nick Matthew had the better end in an epic 104-minutes battle, as he came back from 1:2 games and 1-5 down in the 4th game to overcome the 10 years younger Egyptian World No3 Mohamed El Shorbagy 4-11, 14-12, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8.
England's Nick Matthew took the 2nd chance to win the KPMG Grand Slam Cup in Frankfurt. In a star studded field the 3 times World Champion had the better end against French World No1 Greg Gaulier to win 11-4, 3-11, 3-2 (23m) in the shot-out format.
The KPMG Grand Slam Cup, the unique “One Night Only” event is back at THE SQUAIRE, an architectural icon 5 minutes walking distance beside Terminal 1 of Frankfurt’s international airport, where the organizers put up a stunning ASB ShowCourt for the spectacle.
Egypt's two-time World Champion Ramy Ashour (le) was back to his sublime best at the 2014 Windy City Open when he came through an enthralling 76-minute quarter-final encounter against England's James Willstrop (ri) in 4 games (8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8).
England's Nick Matthew (ri) regained exclusive rights to next month's World No.1 Squash Ranking after securing a dramatic 5-game victory over Ramy Ashour (le) in the final of the Case Swedish Open in Linköping.
Egypt's 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana (le) pulled off a major upset in the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions when he beat England’s 3-time World Champion and World No1 Nick Matthew (ri) in a thrilling 5-game quarter-final in New York.