Gregory Gaultier Wins 2014 British Open

French squash World No.1 Gregory Gaultier claimed the 2014 Allam British Open Squash Championship title, beating England’s World Champion and World No.2 Nick Matthew in an emphatic 3-0 performance at the KC Sports Arena in Hull today.

Gaultier, who became the first ever French winner of the prestigious ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ when he lifted the trophy in 2007, was in imperious form as he reeled off the 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 victory in just 45-minutes.

It was a sweet victory for the man from Aix En Provence who lost out to Matthew on their last three outings on the PSA World Tour, including a dramatic defeat in the final of the 2013 World Championship in Manchester last November.

“To win this title is an unbelievable feeling,”said Gaultier.“You dream of these moments when you are a child and you work so hard for them so to see them come true is amazing.

“I have played a lot of finals during my career and been the person who does not lift the trophy so I’m really happy to win this time.

“It’s been a great week and I feel like I have played well throughout the tournament – I came here with a lot of motivation and I was fresh and I’m really happy to win this famous trophy.”

Speaking after the match, Sheffield’s Matthew said:“I felt really good today so there were no excuses.

“Sometimes you just come up against people who were too good on the day and that was the case with Greg today.”

2014 Allam British Open – Final:
2 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 [45m]