England’s world No1 Nick Matthew (pic ri) will be leading the home charge at this month’s ROWE British Grand Prix in Manchester from 19-25 September. The event is the 4th of the nine PSA World Series championships in 2011, has attracted a star-studded field featuring 16 of the world’s top 20 players, including 6 former world No1. “It always means a lot to win any event, especially one which is at home at somewhere you are comfortable and have a lot of fond memories,” said Matthew, who is expected to face Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour (pic le) in the final. But Ashour, the world No2 had the upper hand in last month’s Australian Open final – and, more painfully, later in the month in the final of the World Team Championship in Germany where Egypt went on to take the title. Make up your mind, who will be the winner – Matthew or Ashour or may be somebody else?
Nick Matthew leading home charge in Manchester!