Matthew and Elshorbagy in Chicago battle!

"I had to play well. My brother proved that he didn't get to this stage by luck and I'm looking forward to having him in my corner tomorrow for the final,” Elshorbagy concluded (pic: Marian Kraus).

World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy (ri) and World No.3 Nick Matthew will meet in a 2nd consecutive PSA World Series tournament title-decider after reaching the final of the 2015 Windy City Open.

The pairing contested January’s J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions final in New York, where Elshorbagy prevailed a 3-2 victor, but with Matthew coming into the final with an impressive 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5 victory over World No.2 Gregory Gaultier. “Greg seemed to get better as the games went on today and I was hanging on in there at points but fortunately I managed to sneak it,” said Matthew.

Elshorbagy is aiming to collect a fourth consecutive PSA World Series title and booked his berth in the decider with victory (12-10, 11-8, 11-4) over his younger brother, World No.14 Marwan Elshorbagy (le). “It was tough mentally tonight to stay fully focused but I knew I had to do a professional job and get to the final as fresh as I possibly could. It’s great to be in another major final. I’ve had a good year so far and I’m looking forward to competing for another title tomorrow,” said Mohamed Elshorbagy.

[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v [4] Nick Matthew (ENG)

[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) 12-10, 11-8, 11-4 (42m)
[4] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5 (79m)