Dec World Rankings : Men

dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Squash in the world

ElShorbagy Returns to Top Two

A sparkling run of form which has seen him claim three PSA titles in a row has elevated Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy up to World #2 in the December PSA Men’s World Rankings

The Bristol-based 26-year-old spent 28 months at the top of the World Rankings between 2015-2017, but a run of poor form last season saw him lose the top spot, slipping to #3 last April.

However, ElShorbagy has played some of his best squash to reach six successive finals – winning five of them – to move back inside the world’s top two behind Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, with U.S. Open champion Ali Farag also on the rise to #3, while Karim Abdel Gawad drops to #4 ahead of his World Championship title defence later this month.

A semi-final finish at last month’s Hong Kong Open has seen Marwan, Mohamed’s younger brother, move into the top five for the second time in his career, with England’s three-time World Champion Nick Matthew dropping to #6 – his lowest ranking since 2009.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of Egypt’s Tarek Momen (#7), New Zealand’s Paul Coll (a career-high #8), Germany’s Simon Rösner (#9) and England’s former World #1 James Willstrop at #10.

Another former World #1 – Egyptian Ramy Ashour – has tumbled down the rankings after a shock first round defeat to wildcard Leo Au in Hong Kong, falling eight places to #17, which is his lowest ranking since 2006.

His compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar moves to a career-high #11 spot, with Peruvian Diego Elias achieving a career-best #12 ranking. The injured Fares Dessouky drops five places to#13, while Ryan Cuskelly (#14) and Daryl Selby (#15) complete the top 15.



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