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Masterful Matthew destroys Shabana's dream

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World champion Nick Matthew kept alive his hopes of a hat-trick of titles and ended Amr Shabana's dream of a full hand of five, producing a tactically masterful display in the quarter-finals of the world championships here on Wednesday. 

World champion Nick Matthew kept alive his hopes of a hat-trick of titles and ended Amr Shabana's dream of a full hand of five, producing a tactically masterful display in the quarter-finals of the world championships. Matthew beat Shabana 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4.

The 32-year-old late-blossoming Englishman beat the 33-year-old Egyptian legend 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, delivering his increases in pace at cleverly timed moments to cause maximum discomfort to the brilliant four-times former champion.

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