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Nick Matthew
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England

World Ranking:
5
World Series Ranking:
4
Birthplace:
Sheffield, England
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Nick Matthew Profile
Date of Birth 25th July, 1980
Height (cm) 183
Weight (kg) 77
Residence Sheffield, England
Coach David Pearson, Neil Guirey
Interests Being a good Dad, Sheffield Wednesday, films, music
Racket Sponsor Dunlop
Shoe Sponsor Hi-Tec
String Sponsor Ashaway
Clothing Sponsor Dunlop
Other Sponsors Sports Direct, AJ Bell, ROWE Motor Oil, Fairbriar, Sea Island Resort, Benz Bavarian,Trion:Z, England Squash, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club

The only Englishman to win a World Championship title, Nick Matthew is one of the greatest British players of all time and a true legend of the sport.
Nicknamed ‘The Wolf’, Matthew’s talent for the sport was clear at a young age and he was crowned the 1999 British Junior Open Champion after reaching the semi-final of the World Junior Championships the year before.
2006 saw Matthew become the first Englishman to win the British Open since 1939, defeating Frenchman Thierry Lincou 3-2 in a five-set-thriller in the showpiece final but it was 2009 that saw Matthew fly up the World Rankings to become World No.1 for the first time.
Matthew played a starring role at the 2010 Commonwealth Games for England, winning the Gold medal with a win over bitter rival James Willstrop in the final before going on to defeat Willstrop again to win his maiden World Championship.
He followed that up by winning the event again the year after, this time beating Gregory Gaultier at the final hurdle to add it to his list of accolades.
October 2013 saw Matthew release his autobiography, Sweating Blood: My Life in Squash to positive critical acclaim.
The Englishman won the World Championship again in November of that year, defeating Gaultier once more and he became the first man to retain Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, defeating Willstrop again in the singles.
Matthew finished off 2014 by capturing his second British Grand Prix title in December after seeing Mathieu Castagnet off in the final.
The Yorkshireman was simply brilliant at the start of 2015, lifting the Swedish Open, Windy City Open and Canary Wharf Classic titles.
The Windy City Open title was the most significant of the three because it gave Matthew the distinction of becoming the oldest ever winner of a PSA World Series event at the age of 34.
A superb season was capped by an honour from Her Majesty the Queen of England who awarded Matthew an OBE in her birthday honours list.
The start of the 2015/16 campaign saw Matthew secure back-to-back runner-up finishes at the British Grand Prix and NetSuite Open before a period of mixed form towards the end of 2015 was followed by reaching three straight finals at the Tournament of Champions, Motor City Open and Windy City Open at the turn of the year.
An ankle injury curtailed his involvement in March’s British Open, sending him out at the second round stage and sidelining him until May where, lacking match fitness, he made his comeback at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, eventually bowing out at the group stage.
In July 2016, Matthew received an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield.
Injury issues once again effected the veteran Englishman at the outset of the 2016/17 season as he surrendered a 2-0 lead to Mohamed ElShorbagy in October's U.S. Open final, but he finished 2016 on a high courtesy of yet another win over Willstrop - this time in the final of the British Grand Prix on home soil to end an 18-month Tour title drought.
The Englishman then made it to the final of the British Open but was denied the chance to make a historic 78-year English British
Open double after Laura Massaro's victory in the women's final by Gregory Gaultier as Matthew fell to defeat, despite being a game up.
Matthew also won the Canary Wharf Classic beating Fares Dessouky 3-1 in the final in March 2017.

Results

Qatar Classic 2017 29 Oct - 03 Nov World Series Event

2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management 07 - 14 Oct World Series Event

Oracle Netsuite Open 2017 26 - 30 Sep M100 Event

Duffield Morson International 1999 09 - 11 Sep Super Satellite Event

PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2016-2017 06 - 10 Jun World Series Finals Event

Grasshopper Cup 2017 03 - 07 May M100 Event

El Gouna International Squash Open 2017 07 - 14 Apr World Series Event

Allam British Open 2017 21 - 26 Mar World Series Event

Canary Wharf Classic 2017 06 - 10 Mar M70 Event

Guggenheim Partners & EquiTrust Windy City Open 2017 23 Feb - 01 Mar World Series Event

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