Peter Barker Beats Joe Lee To Reach US Open Quarter-Finals

"Joe's fit and strong, he's coming up the rankings fast and it takes a long time to wear him down these days," said Barker.

"I'm glad everyone stayed to watch, especially after that first game," he quipped. "It was pretty long and attritional. Joe will be happy with how he played in that one, it's usually my strength, but I was glad to be able to come back and take the next three."

Barker will face compatriot Nick Matthew for a place in the semi-finals.

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Peter Barker, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, defeated compatriot Joe Lee 8-11 11-2 11-6 11-4 in 66 minutes in the 2nd round of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, the fifth PSA World Series event of the year being staged at Drexel University in Philadelphia.