Sheffield’s World Champion Nick Matthew says he intends to enjoy the rest of the season and then have a “brilliant” Christmas.
The 33-year-old picked up his third world title on Sunday in Manchester after a dramatic five game victory over World No 2 Gregory Gaultier of France which lasted nearly two hours.
And, after doing the rounds of media interviews, he started to prepare for tournaments in Qatar and Hong Kong to finish 2013.
He said: “I fly out to Qatar on Thursday and then there’s Hong Kong in December before Christmas.
“I’m just going to relax and enjoy myself and try not to think about it too much.
“It’s our turn to have everyone over for Christmas so I’m looking forward to cooking the turkey - it can’t be more difficult than playing Gaultier!”
Sheffield Wednesday fan Matthew said hearing about the Owls victory against Reading on Saturday helped keep his mind off the final.
“I stayed up to watch the Football League show so I was asleep a bit later than I should probably be for a final,” he said.
“I haven’t been watching it when they don’t win so I’ve not seen it very often recently.”
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