Squash: Matthew seeks to respond

Nick Matthew, right, was beaten by Gregory Gaultier in the British Open final.
Nick Matthew, right, was beaten by Gregory Gaultier in the British Open final.

Nick Matthew has vowed to regroup and come back stronger following his British Open disappointment.

The Sheffield star lost 11-3 11-6 11-2 to world number one Gregory Gaultier in Sunday’s final at Hull’s Sports Arena.

Matthew, who defeated Joe Lee, Daryl Selby, Fares Dessouki and Mohamed Elshorbagy en route to the final, said: “Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and admit that the other guy was better on the day. Greg got off to a great start and that was key; he just carried it on.

“I’ve got a chance to have a rest now and regroup. That disappointment will spur me on during my summer training.”