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• Canary Wharf Squash Classic • 6th to 10th March 2017 • London •  

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01-Feb-17:
Matthew to meet Cuskelly
in Canary Wharf Classic opener

Major upsets could be on the cards from the very first day of the 2017 Canary Wharf Classic after the draw for the PSA $70k tournament - which will mark its 14th edition this year at the stunning East Wintergarden venue from 6th to 10th March - was released today.

Five time tournament winner Nick Matthew, the top seed, will be up against it as he takes on in-form Australian Ryan Cuskelly in a block-buster opener.


Cuskelly triumphed at the Motor City Open in Detroit this week to lift the biggest title of his career to date and will fly to London full of confidence to compete against Matthew on a day that will also see 2015 runner-up Simon Rösner, number four seed, face the dangerous Paul Coll.

New Zealander Coll, who broke through into the world's top 20 this year, has been in a rich vein of form winning the Channel VAS Open at Weybridge in December and reaching his first World Series quarter-final in New York in January, and will prove a huge threat to Rösner's hopes of a run deep into the event.

The bottom half of the draw also pits 2016 runner-up Omar Mosaad and 2008 runner-up Cameron Pilley together in a battle of the Tour's hardest hitting players in what promises to be a raucous encounter.

That battle could see Canary Wharf fans witness the world record for the hardest ever shot - currently held by Pilley at 178mph - broken on the glass court at the East Wintergarden while reigning Canary Wharf champion Mathieu Castagnet faces England’s wild card Lyell Fuller in the first round.

Number two seed Marwan ElShorbagy, fellow Egyptian Fares Dessouky, English stalwart Daryl Selby and Spaniard Borja Golan have all been drawn to face qualifiers in the first round.

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