Reigning champion Nick Matthew got off to a successful start, as he overcame German opponent Raphael Kandra 11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 11-1 in his opening match of the 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha.
Squash World Champion Nick Matthew booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Delaware Investments US Open with straight games victory (11-6, 11-6, 11-9) over England’s Chris Simpson during the 2nd day of 2nd round action in Philadelphia.
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.