MATTHEW Nick < Back  
Sport Squash
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 25 Jul 1980 in Sheffield, ENG
Height1.83 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Esme
Residence Sheffield, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age eight in Sheffield, England.
Club / Team Hallamshire: Duffield, ENG
Name of coach David Pearson
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1998
Competing for England
Tournament Ciutat de Barcelona
Location Spain
General Interest
Hobbies Playing golf, relaxing at home with friends and family. supporting Sheffield Wednesday FC. (psaworldtour.com, 01 Jul 2013; psa-squash.com, 22 Sep 2005)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the British Open in 2006, winning the world title in 2010 and 2011, and winning two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (trionz.co.uk, 26 Dec 2011; isportgroup.com, 16 Apr 2009)
Hero / Idol US boxer Muhammad Ali, squash player Peter Nicol. (isportgroup.com, 16 Apr 2009)
Injuries He had an adductor injury in November 2011. He returned to action in January 2012. (brettssquashblog.com, Jan 20 2012)

He had shoulder surgery on a laberal tear in January 2008. He did not return to the court until September 2008. (trionz.co.uk, 26 Dec 2011)

In February 2005, he was forced to forfeit his Tournament of Champions after suffering back pain. His back problems first surfaced in late 2004. (squashplayer.co.uk, 22 Sep 2005)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you do what you always did, you get what you always got." (isportgroup.com, 16 Apr 2009)
Awards and honours He was named the 2010 World Squash Awards Player of the Year. (worldsquash.org, 23 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives His wife, Esme, is a psychologist with the Great Britain cycling team. (insidethegames.biz, 14 Mar 2012)
Ambitions To compete in squash at the Olympic Games. (insidethegames.biz, 14 Mar 2012)