Three time British Open Champion Nick Matthew was denied a fourth British Open title by French rival Gregory Gaultier at the Airco Arena in Hull.
Gaultier will become the oldest player ever to top the PSA World Rankings next month after the 34-year-old recovered from a game down to beat Matthew, capturing his third British Open crown in the process.
Gaultier, who also lifted the sport’s oldest and most established title in 2007 and 2014, will overtake Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy at the summit of the World Rankings and, at 34 years and three months, he eclipses the record of Women’s former World No.1 Sarah-Fitz Gerald by a month after a 8-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3 victory saw him take the iconic title.
2017 Allam British Open Men’s Final:
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt  Nick Matthew (ENG) 3-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3 (67m)
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