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.
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.