Matthew takes Canary hat-trick!

Nick Matthew (ENG) beat James Willstrop (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 in the final of the Canary Wharf Classic 2012 to retain his title for the 2nd time (photo:

In the final of the Canary Wharf Classic at the East Wintergarden at London’s Docklands World No1 James Willstrop (re) met World Open Champion Nick Matthew (li).

It was their 42nd meeting with a 32:9 victory advantage for Matthew.

After 78 minutes Matthew had the upper hand in a very tough 3 games encounter (11-7, 11-8, 11-9) to take his 3rd consecutive Canary title and his 20th victory over Willstrop in a row.

The next match of the two Englishman is only one week away, when both lead their German league teams (Worms and Paderborn) into the final.