By RJ Mitchell
English legend Nick Matthew has hailed Paul Coll following final week’s Canary Wharf Basic title win and has tipped the Kiwi As a Outcome of the subsequent males’s World No.1.
Matthew, who was No.1 on 4 completely different events between June 2010 and March 2014, was an spectator On the East Wintergarden final week as he noticed Coll seize the Canary Wharf Basic title, which he lifted after a 69-minute 3-1 victory over current World No.1 Ali Farag.
Matthew believes that emphatic victory has provided further proof that Coll, who earlier this yr claimed his first primary title by grasping the British Open after ancompletely different final defeat of Farag, is on a course Which will culminate with him scaling The worldwide scores summit.
And with Coll and Farag seeded To fulfill Inside The final of subsequent month’s CIB Squash Open Black Ball, three-time World Champion Matthew believes that victory on Egyptian soil Would supply The final phrase proof that Coll Is in a place to Deal with the mantle of The lads’s main participant.
Matthew said: “100%, I really feel Paul Can be The subsequent No.1 And that i’ve said that for A the placeas. He has shown over a interval now that he has been In all probability the most fixed participant And That is what being No.1 is all about.
“He has been fixed now for A the placeas in making semis and finals However the distinction Now’s that Paul is Starting to wInside these finals. His pertypeance diploma Might be very unwavering and worthwhile The huge one On the British Open has given him An further increase. For me, Paul is on A persevering with journey of enchancmalest.
“Usually It is the completely different method spherical as people will wInside the titles, however mightbe the consistency eludes them. But with Paul, he has had that consistency first and the titles have come second and he has put them collectively.”
Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew has tipped Coll to go to the very prime
When it Includes how prolonged that course of might take, Matthew reckons The start of 2022 will show essential: “All of it Relies upon upon the rating and what factors he Could have coming off And also you Even have The further dynamic of Mohamed [ElShorbagy] coming again and publicly stating He is needing to make An monumalestal push to get again to the place he Want to be.
“But in phrases of Paul, if he goes on a run now, wins Black Ball and ToC, if he can take these subsequent two And even one out of The subsequent two, he Shall be knocking on the door for constructive.
“As quickly as You start incomes Greater than 1200 or 1300 rating factors Then you undoubtedly’re virtually there as the factors …….