James Willstrop sets-up England win over Switzerland in World Team Championships

James Willstrop defeated Dimitri Steinmann 11-6 11-9 11-3 to help England to a hard-fought win over Switzerland at the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships in Marseille to ensure that the defending champions progress through to the quarterfinals where they will face India.

Willstrop put title-holders England head against Switzerland before drama unfolded when team-mate Nick Matthew faced his first ever defeat to Nicolas Müller when the Swiss No.1 built up a 2/0 and 8-7 lead and was just three points away from an historic upset.
 
With three world individual titles to his name and more than 100 caps for England, 37-year-old Matthew called upon his vast experience in the game to weather the storm and assert his authority on his opponent to close out the match 9-11 9-11 11-8 11-5 11-7 in 53 minutes to carry England into the last eight.
 
UNSQUASHABLE players James Willstrop, Joel Makin, Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Bernat Jaume are all competing in this year’s championships.
 
Joel Makin of Wales put in another impressive performance by extending World No.1 Gregory Gaultier for 54 minutes before eventually losing 11-9 9-11 11-5 4-11 11-7 as Wales were defeated 3-0 by the hosts.
 
Iker Pajares Bernabeu also produced an impressive performance before losing in 65 minutes to New Zealand No.2 Campbell Grayson 11-8 8-11 11-5 11-6.
 
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James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
Joel Makin, Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Bernat Jaume use the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
 
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For more information regarding the 2017 World Squash Federation (WSF) Men’s World Team Squash Championships, visit: http://www.wsfmensteams.com & www.squashsite.com