Matthew Storms To Windy City Open Title

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Matthew Storms To Windy City Open Title

Postby BarryG » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:58 am

Courtesy of The World Squash Federation:

34-year-old Englishman Nick Matthew produced a squash masterclass to see off World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy 3-0 to win the final of the 2015 Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company in Chicago.

The victory sees Matthew become the oldest ever winner of a PSA World Series event and also sees him collect his 32nd career title – and first PSA World Series trophy since winning the 2013 Hong Kong Open.

The Sheffield-based man played with precision and determination from the opening point as he dominated proceedings, absorbing everything the powerful Egyptian threw at him to secure the title 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 in 62-minutes, with the opening game alone taking 27-minutes.


“You always go into a match with a game plan but it’s another thing being able to execute it against someone like Mohamed because he plays at such a fast pace and takes away your thinking time,” said Matthew.

“But I felt I played well when under pressure today. I was patent and picked my times to attack well and I’m just delighted to get another World Series win.”

In an display of ultimate precision the three-time World Champion made just two errors throughout the entire match as he kept up a relentless pace to win his second tournament inside a month, adding to the CASE Swedish Open he collected in February.

“I’m really enjoying my squash at the minute,” he said. “I guess I’m in the twilight of my career – the end is closer than the beginning – but I managed to take my change tonight against someone who has been in incredible form recently.

“I’m sure we’re going to have a few more battles to come before I retire and hopefully I can come back here next year to defend the title.”
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