Nick Matthew beats Zahed Mohamed in US Open 1st round

Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, defeated Egyptian Zahed Mohamed 11-7 11-5 11-6 to progress to the 2nd round of the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Macquarie Investment Management.

"My focus today was to try and close the door on him when I was ahead because these young guys are so good nowadays – they’re a little bit faster than me so I have to be clever," said Matthew, the 37-year-old Englishman competing at the U.S. Open for the last time in his career.

Results: First Round (Top half) - Men's 2017 U.S. Open 
[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-4 (44m)
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) 3-1: 11-6, 13-15, 11-4, 11-3 (52m)
Simon Rösner (GER) bt [Q] Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 12-10 (46m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [5] James Willstrop (ENG) 3-2: 5-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9 (82m)
[7] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [Q] Adrian Waller (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-3 (33m)
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 11-4, 11-1, 11-13, 11-4 (46m)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 3-2: 8-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (86m)
[3] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (42m)

Draw - First Round: Bottom Half
[4] Ali Farag (EGY) v [Q] Lucas Serme (FRA)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [Q] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
Alan Clyne (SCO) v [Q] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
[WC] Christopher Gordon (USA) v [8] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
[6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Q] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
Max Lee (HKG) v Diego Elias (PER)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) v [Q] Chris Simpson (ENG)
Paul Coll (NZL) v [1] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)

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