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Nick Matthew finally bows out after last hurrah is ended

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew saw his glittering 20-year career ended after the 37-year-old three-time world champion lost out to world No 2 Ali Farag in straight games in the semi-finals of the World Series Finals.

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Nick Matthew celebrates victory in Dubai on wednesday. Picture: PSA.

Blood, sweat and tears keeps Nick Matthew in the hunt in Dubai

NICK MATTHEW continued to defy the odds by reaching the semi-finals of the PSA World Series Finals to ensure he remains in contention for the perfect career-ending moment.

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NOT JUST YET: Nick Matthew waves goodbye to spectators at the Airco Arena in Hull after bowing out of the British Open with defeat to Raphael Kandra. Picture: PSA.

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew out to provide fitting Dubai swansong to glittering career

NICK MATTHEW hopes to make the most of his unexpected second chance to extend his playing career when he takes part in the season-ending World Series Finals in Dubai starting today.

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Nick Matthew's British Open bid comes to an end as Germany's Raphael Kandra at the Airco Arena in Hull. Picture: PSA.

My body’s quitting on me, admits Sheffield’s Nick Matthew after British Open exit

A SECOND-round exit on a Thursday afternoon was almost the last way Sheffield’s Nick Matthew wanted to exit a showcourt at the British Open for the final time.

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BLASTING THROUGH: Nick Matthew celebrates his British Open first round win over fifth seed Tarek Momen in Hull. Picture courtesy of PSA.

Nick Matthew refuses to go quietly as he targets British Open grand finale

NICK MATTHEW set his sights on reaching at least the last four at his final British Open after coming through a gruelling first round encounter with Tarek Momen.
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ONE LAST FLING: Nick Matthew competes in the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia. Picture:. World Squash Federation/Toni Van der Kreek

Nothing to lose for Nick Matthew as he looks to bow out with British Open bang

NICK MATTHEW is approaching his final British Open as if he has nothing to lose.

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WATCH: James Willstrop aware of his tough task ahead at British Open

JAMES WILLSTROP is under no illusions as to the task ahead of him as he gets his British Open bid underway in Hull today.

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Champions Dunnington.

Champions Dunnington defeated while Barnsley send out message to rivals

The 2017-18 Yorkshire Premier League concluded with a surprise defeat for champions Dunnington and Barnsley firing a shot across the bows of next season’s title rivals.

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MAGIC MOMENT: James Willstrop celebrates winning Commonwealth Games gold against Paul Coll. Picture: World Squash Federation/Toni van der Kreek.

Interview: Golden moment gives Willstrop plenty of reasons to be cheerful

LIFE has always been about more than just playing squash for James Willstrop.

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James Willstrop.

Willstrop relieved at doubling up to earn bronze

JAMES Willstrop did his best Steve Redgrave impression after finishing his Commonwealth Games with bronze in the men’s squash doubles.

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Jenny Duncalf, left, in action during the women's doubles quarter-finals against New Zealand's Amanda Landers-Murphy. Picture: World Squash Federation.

Commonwealth Games: Experience helps Willstrop stay on course for double gold

EXPERIENCE paid dividends for James Willstrop as he battled his way into contention for another medal at the Gold Coast.

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In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

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England's Dina Asher-Smith. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop happy to be easily distracted from Gold Coast court battles

FROM the podium to the playhouse, James Willstrop has credited his new career path as the perfect distraction from the mental grind of competitive squash.

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Paul Coll of New Zealand competes against James Willstrop of England in the Men's Singles Final at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Picture: Anthony Au-Yeung/www.photosport.nz/SWpix.com)

Commonwealth Games: Nearly man no more as James Willstrop enjoys golden moment

The Gold Coast is famed for its rollercoasters – the perfect metaphor for the career of squash star James Willstrop.

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James Willstrop. Picture: England Squash

Commonwealth Games: 'I can't really believe it!" - Yorkshire's James Willstrop finally gets his hands on gold

JAMES WILLSTROP ended his long wait for Commonwealth Games glory amid emotional scenes on the Gold Coast.
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NO WAY THROUGH: Sheffield's Nick Matthew lost out to Nafiizwan Adnan in the quarter-finals of the men's singles on Saturday morning. Picture: England Squash

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop keeps gold medal dream alive as Matthew is left frustrated

NICK MATTHEW was left to reflect on what might have been at the Commonwealth Games - while long-time rival James Willstrop continued to chase a dream gold medal.
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James Willstrop has been in fine form at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Squashpics.com

Commonwealth Games: Harrogate squash ace Willstrop into singles final

Harrogate’s James Willstrop is closing in on a first Commonwealth gold medal having qualified for the 2018 men’s squash singles final.

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Video - Commonwealth Games: Nick Matthew outlines ambition to close career with golden flourish

IT has proved an emotional few months for Nick Matthew as he prepares to bow out from the world stage after a long and glittering career.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Dunnington seal third title in emphatic fashion

Dunnington sealed their third Yorkshire Premier League squash title in the most emphatic fashion as they wheeled out their big guns to give Hallamshire a hammering.

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YOU WIN AGAIN: Nick Matthew beat James Willstrop to win a 10th British National Championships title. Picture: Steve Lines/squashpics.com

Nick Matthew prevails once again over James Willstrop to extend British Nationals record

Sheffield's Nick Matthew claimed a record 10th British National title - but only after a gruelling final showdown with long-time rival James Willstrop.

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