April World Rankings : Men

apr 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Squash in the world

Farag & Momen reach Career-High Rankings

Egypt’s Ali Farag has overtaken Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to reach a career-high World Ranking of #2, while compatriot Tarek Momen has moved into the world’s top five for the in the April PSA Men’s World Ranking.

Farag, the 25-year-old Harvard-graduate from Cairo, has lifted two PSA World Tour titles so far this season at the U.S. Open and Swedish Open, while a semi-final finish at last month’s Canary Wharf Classic was enough to see him move a place up the rankings to sit behind current World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.


Gaultier, whose struggles with a partial rupture of his adductor have restricted him to just one PSA tournament appearance since January – drops to #3, ahead of World Championship runner-up Marwan ElShorbagy and Momen, the latter of whom beat Farag en route to reaching the final of the Canary Wharf Classic.

Germany’s Simon Rösner moves up to #6 and is followed by 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, who drops out of the top five for the first time since September 2016.

Three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour‘s title victory at last month’s Grasshopper Cup sees him move up two places to #8, while New Zealand’s Paul Coll sits behind the Egyptian, ending a three-month hiatus from the top 10.

Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar rounds out the top 10 ahead of Peruvian Diego Elias in #11, while England’s three-time World Champion Nick Matthew drops four places to #12 – marking the first time since November 2005 that the Yorkshireman has not featured inside the top 10.



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