Matthew vows to stay on top

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IT IS one thing getting to the top of your profession - it is quite another staying there.

Despite three losses in the space of six weeks to arch-rival Ramy Ashour, Nick Matthew remains world number one in the squash rankings and the Sheffield ace is determined to keep top spot.

“It is not been a disaster by any means (this season). I can’t be arrogant and think that by getting to finals that it has been a poor year,” he told The Star. “I feel there are a lot of areas I can improve on but yet I’ve still reached finals.”

Matthew, who is competing at the US Open this week, added: “I am happy with my game but I know I must keep working hard to stay No 1.”

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