Nick Matthew Denied Kuwait PSA Cup Quarter-Final Place By Daryl Selby

The stunning 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 victory denied two-time world champion Matthew a Tour quarter-final berth for the first time since the 2011 Qatar Classic - 18 events ago!

It was a confident performance by 30-year-old Selby against an uncharacteristically error-prone Matthew - who later admitted he felt 'flat' throughout the match. After taking the first two games comfortably, Selby finally clinched victory on his second match-ball at the end of a tense third game.

"I'm usually tense when I play Nick, but today I wanted to go on court and be relaxed and just enjoy the game - and it worked," said a delighted Selby, now in his first World Series quarter-final for more than a year.

"Even though it was 3/0, it was a hard match. Now I've given myself a chance."

PSA World Series Kuwait PSA Cup, Kuwait
3rd round:
[1] Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt [16] Simon Rosner (GER) 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3 (41m)
[7] Amr Shabana (EGY) bt [9] Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-5, 7-11, 12-10, 11-4 (53m)
[8] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [15] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 (50m)
[4] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [10] Borja Golan (ESP) 11-6, 11-3, 11-8 (62m)
[3] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [11] Tarek Momen (EGY) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (31m)
[5] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6 (64m)
[6] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-7, 11-6, 13-11 (39m)
[13] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [2] Nick Matthew (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (55m)


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More than two years after beating his England team-mate for the first time on the PSA World Tour, World No.15 Daryl Selby produced his second upset over Nick Matthew in the same country when he powered to a straight games win in the third round of the Kuwait PSA Cup, the third PSA World Series squash event of the year at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait.