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British Nationals 2010 – 3rd Title for Nick Matthew

Nick Matthew took his 3rd British National’s Title last night when he beat James Willstrop in last nights final.

Nick won the match 3-0 in 50 minutes and said “That will go down as one of my best performances – I didn’t make many errors and it’s not often you beat James 3/0”.

James admitted “I just felt lacking physically, no push, no spark, I couldn’t inject and so couldn’t use my racket”.

In the women’s final there was an upset as Alison Waters (seeded 2) beat Jenny Duncalf (seeded 1) in a thrilling 3-2 final; with the last game going to 12-10.

Alison said “That’s one of the best matches I’ve ever played, it was neck and neck all the way and I hope it was good for the crowd!”

To see the final results click here and to see the report click here

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  1. February 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Mathew put Willstop away in 3 easy games…Mathew is ranked number 2 in the world at the moment which im sure a lot of it is due to his mental approach…he seems so headstong at all times. On the few occasions where he did make a mistake you could only see a sign of negativity in his facial expression for a split second before he psyched himself up for the next point. Willstrop was stuggling with this and in the middle of each game, Mathew would suddenly run off with a string of points taking the game and finally the match.

    When asked at the end of the match how he is dealing with the pressure of being number 2 in the world he replied “what pressure? Its an absolute pleasure to play at that level – no pressure at all” – he is a squash machine!

    • February 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm

      Must have been great to watch – and a bit of a surprise after James just won the New York Tournament of Champions; I thought he’d be on a roll after that.

      Did you see the women’s final – seems like that was a bit of a hum-dinger!

      • March 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

        We caught the last point of the womens match as we we’re walking in! It was a good point!

  2. Kieran
    February 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Hooked the laptop up to the TV, and watched the final live – great entertainment.
    James just not quite there, was he? Too many tins at crucial times, although Nick played fantastically well and put him under lots of pressure with early takes. At one point near the end of the third Nick was hardly moving from the middle of the court and James was ragged. Nick looks the most physical of all the top players.

    • February 18, 2010 at 12:17 am

      What was the coverage like? Is it worth getting? can you see the ball well?

      • Kieran
        February 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

        It’s not HD by any stretch…. Difficult to see the ball, but if you watch the players you get the general idea! 😉
        It’s certainly “worth” the money – it was free! :o)

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