Sheffield star Nick Matthew has this evening become world champion for the third time after claiming a thrilling victory over Frenchman Gregory Gaultier at the AJ Bell World Squash Championship in Manchester.
Seeded fourth, the 33-year-old reached the final after defending champion Ramy Ashour was forced to pull out of their semi-final with injury.
He returned on Sunday to play out a rollercoaster match with his second-seeded opponent which saw Matthew go two sets ahead before Gaultier levelled at 2-2 to send the match into a decider.
However, any disappointment or anxiety Matthew may have felt at being pegged back was overcome as he enjoyed an emphatic final set to win 11/9, 11/9, 11/13, 7/11, 11/2.
Read tomorrow’s star for full details.