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Nick Matthew desperate to win gold at last Commonwealth Games

Three-time gold medallist Nick Matthew headlines Team England's group of squash players travelling to the Gold Coast for April's Commonwealth Games.

Nick Matthew has promised to give his all to win a fourth gold medal for England as he participates in the Commonwealth Games for the final time.

The 37-year-old is one of nine squash players named as part of England's travelling party for Gold Coast 2018, as they attempt to build on the success of four years ago when topping the event's medal table.

Matthew has competed in the quadrennial competition on three previous occasions, winning three gold medals and a silver, which he intends to add to Down Under in seven weeks' time.

"I'm delighted to be selected to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games," he said. "This will be my fourth Commonwealth Games and the three gold medals that I won in Delhi and Glasgow are amongst the highlights of my career.

"For a while, I didn't think I'd make it to my fourth Games so it's fantastic to be feeling in really great shape and ready to head to the Gold Coast.

"When I announced that this year would be my final playing season, I said that winning a fourth gold medal would be at the top of my list of goals, so I'll be doing everything I can to get that gold for Team England."

Team England have won at least one gold medal in squash at every Commonwealth Games where the sport has been on the programme.

Team England squash players: Alison Waters, Jennifer Duncalf, Nick Matthew, Daryl Selby, James Willstrop, Adrian Waller, Declan James, Laura-Jane Massaro, Sarah-Jane Perry

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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