Nick Matthew To Play Daryl Selby In Kuwait PSA Cup 3rd Round

Second seed Nick Matthew went into the with a 10-1 advantage in previous PSA meetings, with Grant's only win coming over a decade ago in 2002.

But the left-hander made Matthew work hard, very hard, for his straight-games win, the world number two getting the better of the endgame each time. Grant more than held his own up to 7-5 in the first, 8-all in the second and 9-all in the third but each time it was Matthew who won the important points.

"It’s hard to play Adrian because we go way too far back," said Matthew. "It was not the prettiest of performance, but then again, the court is much bouncier than we’ve been playing on recently. I feel that 3/0 is a harsh score for Adrian, he played the right game, was very aggressive, very positive, and when he plays like that, he can be a danger to anybody."

In the 3rd round, Matthew will play fellow Englishman Daryl Selby.

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Nick Matthew defeated compatriot Adrian Grant 11-7 11-8 11-9 in the 2nd round of the Kuwait PSA Cup, the third PSA World Series event of the year at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait.