Sunday, April 21, 2024

Willstrop beats Matthew in Bundesliga

James and Nick before the Bundesliga battle

James Willstrop finally ended his long losing run against fellow Englishman Nick Matthew by beating him in a Bundesliga fixture.

Willstrop, playing for Paderborn, beat Matthew (representing Worms) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 13-11.

Later, Nick Tweeted: “What’s the latest recorded finish for a squash team match? 1.35am after a 7pm start has to be close.”

Peter Schmidl reported on I-love Squash:

It was the No1 string of the 1st Bundesliga play-off match between titleholders Worms and Paderborn.

Willstrop’s victory secured his team a 3-1 win which gives the 8-time champions Paderborn a perfect situation for the re-match on Sunday in Paderborn.

Black & White Worms – Paderborner SC 1:3
Nick Matthew lost to James Willstrop 9:11, 11:9, 6:11, 11:13 (75m)
Jens Schoor lost to Simon Rösner 8:11, 12:14, 11:3, 5:11 (71m)
André Haschker lost to Norman Junge 11:5, 6:11, 11:6, 5:11, 10:12 (90m)
Carsten Schoor bt Lennart Osthoff 13:11, 3:11, 8:11, 13:11, 11:8 (70m)










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