Men’s Nov Rankings: Farag reaches Top Four

nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Squash in the world
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Egypt’s Ali Farag has moved into the world’s top four for the first time in the new PSA World Rankings.

Farag, a 25-year-old Harvard-graduate, lifted his maiden PSA World Series title last month at the U.S. Open, shortly after his wife, Nour El Tayeb, won her first World Series title on the same night in Philadelphia, ensuring that they became the first married couple in sporting history ever to win the same major sports title on the same day.

A week later, Farag made it to the final of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill, however he fell to the man he beat in the U.S. Open final, Mohamed ElShorbagy, who stays at #3 but cuts the points gap between himself and World #2 Karim Abdel Gawad.

Farag and ElShorbagy will meet for the third tournament in a row when they go head-to-head in the first of tonight’s Qatar Classic quarter-finals.

Frenchman Gregory Gaultier stays at World #1, while three-time World Champion Nick Matthew drops a place to #5 – his lowest World Ranking in 12 months.

Egyptian trio Marwan ElShorbagy, Tarek Momen and Fares Dessouky take the #6, #7 and #8 spots, respectively, with Dessouky sitting at a career-high ranking. New Zealand’s Paul Coll also moves up a spot to a career-high #9 ranking, while England’s James Willstrop falls three places to close out the top ten.

FULL WORLD RANKINGS | WOMEN’S NOV RANKINGS

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