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World No1 Matthew Heads Canary Wharf Classic Draw

11 Feb 2014

England's world No1 Nick Matthew will head the 2014 Canary Wharf Classic draw when the PSA International 50 event gets underway at the iconic East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London, on Monday 24 March.

Matthew, who'll be aiming for his fourth Canary Wharf title in five years, leads a mouth-watering 16-man draw which includes five of the world's top 10 players including Egypt's former world No1 Karim Darwish, who will be making his tournament debut in the already sold-out event.

England No2 and World No5 James Willstrop, the tournament's second seed, will be aiming to win his fifth Canary Wharf title but with German world No11 Simon Rosner and English top 10 duo Peter Barker and Daryl Selby in the bottom half of the draw, Willstrop will have his work cut out to reach the final on Friday March 28.

"The quality of the draw this year is outstanding and it comes as no surprise that the event was sold out with eight weeks before the action gets underway," said event director Tim Garner.

"With three former world number ones and a host of national champions within the draw, the fans who have purchased their tickets in advance are going to be in for a real treat.

"We've been running this event for 11 years now and it continues to go from strength to strength and I'm relishing the prospect of seeing it all get underway on March 24."

1st round draw:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [WC] Alan Clyne (SCO)
[7] Omar Mosaad (EGY) v Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
[8] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Adrian Grant (ENG)
[4] Karim Darwish (EGY) v Qualifier
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)
[6] Simon Rosner (GER) v Qualifier
[5] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Qualifier
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) v Qualifier

The 2014 Canary Wharf Classic takes place at London's East Wintergarden from March 24-28 and is available to watch live in its entirety on SquashTV (www.psasquashtv.com)

All tickets for the event are now sold, but a waiting list is being set up should any tickets be returned. To add your name to this list, please email cw@eventis-sports.com

Event website: www.canarywharfsquash.com/