Nick Matthew beats Mathieu Castagnet to reach Qatar Classic quarter-finals

Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, beat Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet, 13-11 11-9 11-3 in 47 minutes in the second round of the Qatar Classic staged at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.

Matthew displayed a patient and persistent squash performance, "psychologically the second game was massive today. He's a fighter, he's strong physically and mentally, so I knew the points wouldn't come quick. I was behind and I had to use my experience to come through. I got my game plan right," said the 37-year-old Englishman.

Nick Matthew will play Tarek Momen in the quarter-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event.

Results - Second Round: 2017 Qatar Classic
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 11-5 11-6 11-8 (47m)
Diego Elias (PER) bt [Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8 11-6 11-9 (38m)
[5] Ali Farag (EGY) bt [Q] Leo Au (HKG) 11-2 11-6 11-6 (26m)
[3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Fares Dessouky (EGY) 11-9 14-12 11-8 (51m)
[4] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 13-11 11-9 11-3 (47m)
[8] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 8-11 11-6 11-5 10-12 11-7 (82m)
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-6 11-8 7-11 11-4 (45m)
Simon Rösner (GER) bt [2] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 11-7 11-8 3-11 11-9 (57m)

Draw - Quarter-finals: 
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Diego Elias (PER)
[5] Ali Farag (EGY) v [3] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
[4] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [8] Tarek Momen (EGY)
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v Simon Rösner (GER)

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