World Squash Championship: England's Nick Matthew into quarter-finals

Simon Rosner and Nick Matthew
Matthew (right) also beat Rosner at last month's US Open

England's Nick Matthew fought back to beat Simon Rosner of Germany and reach the quarter-finals at the World Squash Championship in Egypt.

Fourth seed Matthew won 3-1 and goes on to face Egyptian sixth seed Karim Abdel Gawad in the last eight.

The 36-year-old from Sheffield dropped the opening game but came through 6-11 11-9 11-7 12-10 in 65 minutes.

Matthew is trying to win his fourth world title after victories in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

"It was windy and there was a little bit of humidity," he said of the open-air tournament.

"But at the World Championships you have to dig those results out and I think I will benefit a lot from this match tonight in terms of getting me back match-fit for the next round."

Top seed Mohamed El Shorbagy beat fellow Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi 3-0 to reach the quarters in Cairo.

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