Nick Matthew beats Gregory Gaultier to retain Swedish Open

Nick Matthew
Matthew defended his Commonwealth title in Glasgow last year

Nick Matthew defeated his long-term rival Gregory Gaultier 3-0 to retain the Swedish Open title.

The English world number three, 34, overcame the Frenchman 11-9 11-8 11-7 in 63 minutes.

Gaultier had breezed into the final without losing a game, but Matthew dominated from start to finish.

"I always seem to play really well here in Sweden," said Matthew. "It's a great venue and the people here really appreciate what we do."

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