North American Open: Nick Matthew reaches Virginia final

Nick Matthew

England's Nick Matthew beat French rival Gregory Gaultier to move into the North American Open final in Virginia.

The two-time world champion, 32, clinched an 11-6 11-3 8-11 11-7 victory and will now meet Egypt's world number one Ramy Ashour on Sunday.

Ashour saw off Matthew's countryman James Willstrop, the 2012 champion, 11-5 11-8 9-11 11-8.

Matthew is aiming to win the event for the third time in four years after successes in 2011 and 2010.