Three time British Open Champion Nick Matthew defeated German No.1 Simon Rösner 11-7 11-5 5-11 11-3 in the 2nd round of the Allam British Open Squash Championships being staged at the Airco Arena In Hull.
Matthew will be joined in the quarter-final stage of the prestigious 2017 Allam British Open by compatriots Emily Whitlock and Laura Massaro.
Three-time Men’s champion Nick Matthew moved one stage further than last year after he defeated German No.1 Simon Rösner.
The Englishman, who lost out to Egypt’s Ali Farag in round two of the 2016 instalment, dispatched the World No.10 by an 11-7, 11-5, 5-11, 11-3 margin to set up a quarter-final meeting with Tarek Momen, who dispatched World No.16 Paul Coll.
“I was prepared to work really hard against Simon, the last couple of times against him it’s been a tough four or five game match,” said Matthew.
“Everyone I play is going to be a tough match and I’m looking forward to playing Tarek, he’s a different style of player to Simon’s power, Tarek has the speed and the touch so it will be different challenge, but I’ve got a day and a half to prepare for it and a chance to recover."
2017 Men’s Allam British Open Second Round (Top Half) Results:
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 11-7 (37m)
 Ali Farag (EGY) bt [Q] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 (30m)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Paul Coll (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 20-18 (62m)
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Simon Rösner (GER) 3-1: 11-7, 11-5, 5-11, 11-3 (62m)
2017 Men’s Allam British Open Second Round (Bottom Half) To Be Played:
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v Max Lee (HKG)
 Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Diego Elias (PER)
Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
2017 Men’s Allam British Open Men's Quarter-Finals Draw (Top Half):
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v  Ali Farag (EGY)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v  Nick Matthew (ENG)
The 2017 Allam British Open takes place at the Airco Arena, Hull from March 21-26. Tickets are available to purchase from £7.50 by visiting www.allambritishopensquash2017.com
Official event website: www.allambritishopensquash2017.com
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