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Matthew Defeats Willstrop Again to win Punj Lloyd
Dec 20, 2010, by Howard Harding © 2010 SquashTalk.com , Independent News; SquashTalk LLC
(updated 21-dec-10 7:52
Matthew Masters Willstrop In New Delhi
England's Nick Matthew finished the year on the best possible high when he beat fellow countryman James Willstrop in today's final of the $192,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters to win the tenth and final 2010 PSA Super Series championship at the Sirifort CWG Block in the Indian capital New Delhi.
It was at the same venue in October that Matthew also beat his England team-mate to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal - and last week he became England's first ever world champion after winning the World Open in Saudi Arabia.
His 2010 celebrations continued when he reached the PSA Masters semi-finals - an achievement which ensured that he would start 2011 as world number one.
Then came today's icing on the cake - when Matthew despatched his fellow Yorkshireman 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 to extend his unbeaten Tour run over Willstrop to 10 matches since December 2007.
"I'm obviously delighted to finish 2010 on a high note, winning the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters," said the jubilant 30-year-old from Sheffield. "It's been the year of my life and I look forward to a good rest before planning the 2011 campaign.
"I'd like to thank James for such a tough match and congratulate him on a strong end to the season and to thank Punj Lloyd for their sponsorship of the event and support of Indian squash."
The win takes Matthew's career PSA Tour title tally to 17 - of which seven were achieved this year!
RESULTS: Punj Lloyd PSA Masters, New Delhi, India
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  James Willstrop (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7