Peruvian Elias Rises To No.15 In Men's World
20-year-old Peruvian Diego Elias has moved up two places to a
career-high World No.15 in the latest Men's PSA World Rankings -
released today (October 1) - courtesy of sublime run of form that
saw him reach the semi-finals of the 2017 Oracle NetSuite Open.
Elias, the former World Junior champion, powered his way past
three-time World Champion Nick Matthew - who remains at World No.4
in the latest standings - to reach the last four before losing out
to current World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad in a hard fought
Gawad meanwhile remains at World No.2 for a fifth straight month but
has narrowed the gap on World No.1 Gregory Gaultier, with the
Frenchman notching up a fifth successive month atop the standings
while Mohamed ElShorbagy, the man who beat Gawad to the title in San
Francisco, remains at World No.3.
Ali Farag (5), Marwan ElShorbagy (6), Tarek Momen (8) and Fares
Dessouky (9) complete a six-strong Egyptian presence within the Top
10, with England's James Willstrop (7) and New Zealand's Paul Coll
(10) occupying the remaining positions in an unchanged line up.
Outside the Top 10, former World No.1 Ramy Ashour has moved up three
places to No.11 following his victory at the 2017 J.P. Morgan China
Open in early September, moving ahead of Germany's Simon Rösner,
fellow Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar and England's Daryl Selby - who
sits one place above Elias.
Australian duo Ryan Cuskelly and Cameron Pilley are at No.16 and
No.17, respectively, just ahead of Spanish star Borja Golan with
Mexican Cesar Salazar and Egyptian Zahed Mohamed completing the Top