Peter Barker Beats Alan Clyne To Reach Canary Wharf Classic Quarter-Finals

Barker who was caused to withdraw from last week's Kuwait PSA Cup quarter-final against Gregory Gaultier of France with a knee injury was a worry for tournament organisers, but the English No.3 dispelled those fears with a demonstration of excellent mobility to overpower Clyne as the Scottish World No.27 made his debut appearance in the London tournament.

"Medical science is a wonderful thing these days," said Barker. "The knee is holding up well and I want to give it one big push this week then take it easy for a couple of months before the British Open."

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic, a PSA World Tour International 50 event, is being staged at the East Wintergarden in London.

PSA International 50 Canary Wharf Classic, London, England

1st round (top half of draw):
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 (70m)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Alister Walker (BOT) 12-10, 11-9, 11-1 (38m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt [Q] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (36m)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (38m)

Quarter-Final Line-up:

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA)
[4] Peter Barker (ENG) v Tom Richards (ENG)
[3] Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) v [Q] Henrik Mustonen (FIN)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) v Daryl Selby (ENG)

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Peter Barker, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, will meet Tom Richards meet in the quarter-finals of the Canary Wharf Classic today after straight-game 11-7 11-3 11-7 win over Scotland No.1 Alan Clyne.