Categorized | All News, Europe

Matthew Celebrates Swedish Open Hat-Trick

England’s Nick Matthew claimed his third successive Case Swedish Open title after beating fellow countryman Peter Barker in the final of the PSA World Tour International 50 squash event at Linköping Sporthall in Linköping.

It was the pair’s third meeting this year – and Matthew was able to clinch his third win, overcoming his London-based England team-mate 11-7, 11-6, 11-5.

“It was a close match, but today I deserved to win,” said Matthew, the world number one from Sheffield, after the match.

Matthew, who became England’s first ever world champion in December, has now increased his PSA Tour title haul to 18.

“Tournament Director Fredrik Johnson announced after the match that the Swedish Open will be played in Linköping again next year – and the cooperation with Case will continue,” said event spokesman Andreas Suihko. “Both Nick Matthewand Peter Barker said that they hope to return for next year’s tournament.”

Matthew will now turn his attention to domestic matters and the British National Championships this week in Manchester, where he is seeded to win the men’s title for a record-equalling fourth time.

Final:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [3] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5

  • Matthew claims Swedish Open title - and World #1 for himself
  • Masterful Matthew Powers To Historic Win in Sweden
  • Gaultier Marks Half Century Success In Sweden
  • Returning Ramy Excels In Swedish Debut
  • Sensational Gaultier Scores Swedish Success
  • Classy Gaultier Wins Swedish Open Crown
  • Gaultier & Darwish Make Swedish Open Final
  • Top Seeds Into Swedish Open Semis
  • Selby Scores Swedish Open Upset
  • Matthew & Barker Make All-English Swedish Open Final
  • Follow World Squash

    FacebookTwitterRSS News FeedDaily Email Updates

    World Champs coming up

    WSF Official Ball

    Latest World Rankings – August 2014

    PSA
    [1] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)
    [2] Nick Matthew (Eng)
    [3] Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy)
    [4] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
    [5] Amr Shabana (Egy)
    Full PSA Rankings

    WSA
    [1] Nicol David (Mas)
    [2] Laura Massaro (Eng)
    [3] Raneem El Weleily (Egy)
    [4] Joelle King (Nzl)
    [5] Camille Serme (Fra)
    Full WSA Rankings

    ASK ROD

    Do you have a question about the Rules of Squash ? Browse through hundreds of answered questions, or ask a question of your own ...

    ASK ROD

    Subscribe by Email

    Enter your email address to receive a daily update :

    WSF is a Member of: