Matthew retains World Open title!

Nick Matthew (ENG) and Greg Gaultier (FRA) will meet in the semi-final of the Tournament of Champions in New York (photo: Fritz Borchert)

In a 92 minutes encounter Englishman Nick Matthew (pic le) retained his World Open crown as he beat Frenchman Greg Gaultier in four very tough games 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5. Matthew is now the 1st player within 15 years who was able to retain the World Open trophy in the following tournament.