A capacity crowd at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center witnessed a fascinating display of grit from Malaysia’s world No. 1, Nicol David, and equal determination from world No. 2, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, in the finals of the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open tonight.
After four games in the evening’s first final, David and England’s Laura Massaro were separated by a single point—but that point was critical as it drew David level after trailing two games to one. From that point forward, David maintained a slim lead until securing her second U.S. Open title after eighty-four breathtaking minutes.
Immediately following, Gaultier continued his clinical display that began over a week ago by taking England’s Nick Matthew apart in a three-game final that was dominated by the now two-time champion. Over the course of the week, Gaultier ran the table—really never came close to dropping a game. The confidence he displayed, and the precision with which he dismantled his opponents, left little doubt that he would be crowned champion.
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