Wharf Classic 2012
claims hatrif in the Canary Wharf tournament
champion Nick Matthew extended his long winning run against English rival
James Willstrop by claiming a hat-trick of Canary Wharf Classic titles.
It also provided Matthew with his 23rd PSA tournament victory in 48
the 1st Round England's world number one James Willstrop
weathered a phenomenal fightback from his training partner Saurav
Ghosal before clinching the match.
After winning 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5, Yorkshireman Willstrop paid
tribute to his 25-year-old opponent, saying: "I have repeatedly
warned people in pre-tournament interviews that there are no easy matches
at this level. If you step off the pace by the tiniest amount, players
like Saurav will jump on the ball and punish you.
is so fast around the court and kept getting the ball back. His retrieving
was so amazing that I could sense the crowd were getting on his side and
willing him to do well."
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Jamesh Willstrop (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Peter Barker (ENG) 8-11, 11-7,
11-5, 9-11, 11-3 (83m)
 James Willstrop (ENG) bt  Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)
11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 (61m)
 James Willstrop (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-7, 7-11,
11-4, 10-12, 11-5 (84m)