Matthew scrapes into last eight

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NICK Matthew, ranked number one in the world, booked his place in the quarter finals of the World Open after a hard fought victory over Mohamed El Shorbagy.

The Sheffield star and defending champion, who beat Tarek Momen in straight games in the second round, recorded a 8/11, 11/5, 11/9, 5/11, 11/1 against the ninth seed. He is set to face Peter Barker in the last eight.