Nick Matthew beaten by defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy in US Open semi-final

Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, was beaten 13-11 11-6 11-8 by Mohamed ElShorbagy in a tough semi-final at the 2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management being staged at the Philadelphia's Drexel University.

ElShorbagy paid tribute to his English rival after his 49-minute victory which was a repeat of last year’s final: “Every single point was very important today. The level of squash we have played so far, I think we are playing even better than last year but sometimes it’s the luck of the draw and we both had to deal with it as professionals.

"I thought we dealt with it well and in front of a crowd like here, quality squash is supposed to be played and I’m really glad that we could both play that kind of squash and I can’t wait to play in my third final here tomorrow,” added the Egyptian who will play compatriot Ali Farag in todays’ final.

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