Nick Matthew Profile
Residence: Sheffield, England
Born: July 25, 1980 (age 31) Sheffield, England
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 77 kilograms (170 lb)
Turned Pro: 1998
Plays: Right Handed
Coached by: David Pearson
Racquet used: Dunlop
In 2006, Matthew became the first home-grown English player to win the British Open men's title since 1939. In the final, against Thierry Lincou of France, he came back from 0–4 down in the fifth game to win 11–8, 5–11, 11–4, 9–11, 11–6. In 2007, Matthew won the US Open title, beating James Willstrop in the final 11–7, 11–4, 11–7.
Matthew won the British National Championship title in 2006 and 2009. In 2006, Matthew played Lee Beachill in a tight final, which he won 11–9, 6–11, 11–9, 10–12, 12–10. In 2009, he defeated Adrian Grant in the final 11–4, 11–3, 11–9. Matthew was a member of the England team which won the World Team Squash Championships in 2005 and 2007.
2009 saw Matthew soar up in rankings to world No. 4 in December. His best achievement of the year is by winning the Qatar Classic Open title in November. In the Saudi International Open, Matthew fine run was halted by Ramy Ashour who beats him in the final that decides the next world No. 1 player. Matthew lost in 110 minutes in a gruelling 5 sets match.
In the singles final of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Matthew defeated compatriot James Willstrop 11–6, 11–7, 11–7 in 66 minutes to win the gold medal.
Matthew won the PSA 2010 World Open, defeating James Willstrop in the final.