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Nick Matthew Keeps His Cool To Retain Commonwealth Crown


Nick Matthew (ENG) clinched Gold to retain his title by beating James Willstrop (ENG) 3-2 (11-9 8-11 11-5 6-11 11-5) in a thrilling all-England men's singles final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Monday.

No.1 seed Matthew had to leave the court early in game one after losing a contact lens, but returned shortly after replacing it to win a hard-fought clash which lasted one hour and 40 minutes and prompted a standing ovation from the huge crowd.

Earlier, No.3 seed Peter Barker (ENG) won Bronze and ended the dream of Saurav Ghosal (IND) of becoming the first Indian player to win a Games squash medal with a 3-1 victory (11-5 6-11 11-5 11-6) which was watched by Prince Edward.

Top seed Nicol David (MAS) also retained her women's singles title with an entertaining 3-0 (12-10 11-2 11-5) victory over No.2 seed and world champion Laura Massaro (ENG).

Massaro had to leave the court in game three for treatment to a face knock after being accidentally struck in the face by David's racquet, but returned after a few minutes before her Malaysian opponent sealed Gold.

No.3 seed Joelle King (NZL) won Bronze with a 3-0 (11-7 11-7 11-5) victory over No.4 seed Alison Waters (ENG).

Five plate finals were also held on Monday. The results are as follows:

  • Men's plate - Scott Fitzgerald (WAL) beat Hardeep Reel (KEN) 3-0 (11-3 11-7 11-5)
  • Men's classic plate - Shawn Delierre (CAN) beat Kevin Moran (SCO) 3-1 (11-9 11-9 2-11 11-8)
  • Men's consolation plate - Manda Chilambwe (ZAM) beat Alexander Arjoon (GUY) 3-1 (5-11 11-6 11-9 11-8)
  • Women's plate - Deon Saffery (WAL) beat Anaka Alankamony (IND) 3-1 (7-11 11-3 11-8 11-1)
  • Women's consolation plate - Naduni Gunawardane (SRI) beat Dorothy Bryce (PNG) 3-1 (11-4 11-8 5-11 11-5)

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