Matthew survives Barker’s storm!

Nick Matthew (ENG) beat Peter Barker (ENG) 8:11, 11:7, 11:5, 9:11, 11:3 in the semi-final of the Canary Wharf Classic 2012 to maintain the chance of his 3rd title in a row (photo:

World Open Champion and Canary Wharf titleholder Nick Matthew (le) won the longest match of the tournament so far. After 94 minutes the World No3 was able to wear down English compatriot Peter Barker (ri) who gave Matthew a very hard time 4 games long. With the 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3 victory Matthew makes his 3rd Canary Wharf final in a row.