British Grand Prix: Nick Matthew beats Karim Abdel Gawad in semi

Nick Matthew playing in the British Grand Prix in Manchester
Nick Matthew is a three-time world champion

Defending champion Nick Matthew is into the final of the British Grand Prix after beating Egypt's Karim Abdel Gawad 3-0 in their semi-final.

England's Matthew, 35, won 11-7, 11-6, 13-11 and is yet to drop a game in his run to the final in Manchester.

The second seed will face Egypt's Mohammed Elshorbagy, who beat France's Gregory Gaultier 3-2 in the other semi, as he eyes a fourth title.

Matthew said: "Whoever I play I will have to go up a level."

Matthew took just 48 minutes to beat sixth seed Gawad, 24, in the first meeting between the two players.

The Sheffield-based player had reached the last four by overcoming countryman James Willstrop in the quarter-finals in a repeat of their 2014 Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow.

The final takes place at 19:00 BST on Monday

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