Nick Matthew beats Daryl Selby to progress to US Open semi-finals

Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, beat fellow Englishman Daryl Selby 15-13 11-2 11-8 in 50 minutes in the quarter-finals of the US Open staged at the Drexel University in Philadelphia.

37-year-old Matthew, appearing in his last ever US Open, showed the kind of mental grit and resilience that has epitomised his career as he grinded his way through a bruising 26-minute 15-13 opening game to sap energy from Selby and break the World No.16's spirit - setting up the platform for a 3-0 win that takes him into the semi-finals without dropping a game.

"Tonight that first game was crucial, I knew that it was a hard first game and that the work was in his legs so I tried to push on in the second. Psychologically I’m happy with how I finished it off in three, especially after winning the first" said Matthew.

Nick Matthew will play Mohamed ElShorbagy in the semi-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event.

Results - Quarter-finals (Top Half): Men's 2017 U.S. Open
[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Simon Rösner (GER) 3-0: 12-10, 12-10, 11-5 (45m)
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-0: 15-13, 11-2, 11-8 (50m)

Draw - Quarter-finals (Bottom half)
[4] Ali Farag (EGY) v [8] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
Diego Elias (PER) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)

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