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28/02/2019
Men's March Rankings

Farag Dethrones ElShorbagy to Become New Men’s World No.1

Egypt’s Ali Farag has overtaken compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy to become the new men’s World No.1 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for March were released today (March 1).

Farag, the 26-year-old Harvard-graduate, will be the sixth Egyptian male to top the rankings, following in the footsteps of ElShorbagy, Karim Abdel Gawad, Ramy Ashour, Karim Darwish and Amr Shabana.

Cairo-born Farag earned top spot after coming back from two games down to beat ElShorbagy in the final of January’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.

That win, coupled with ElShorbagy’s ranking points for the Windy City Open expiring yesterday, means Farag now boasts a higher points average. His first match as the World No.1 will be against Germany’s Simon Rösner in the semi-finals of the sport’s biggest tournament - the PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family.

ElShorbagy, Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad make it an all-Egyptian top four, while Rösner drops a place to No.5.

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez rises to No.6, swapping places with New Zealand’s Paul Coll, with Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar rising a place to a career-high No.8 ranking.

Peru’s Diego Elias has moved up to a career-high ranking of No.9, while Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy drops two places to No.10.

France’s Gregory Gaultier rises one spot to No.11, swapping places with India’s Saurav Ghosal, with Omar Mosaad staying at No.13. Zahed Salem enjoys an eight-place increase to a career-high No.14 ranking, while former World No.1 James Willstrop rises to No.15.

Victory at the Pittsburgh Open has seen Frenchman Gregoire Marche rise 13 places to No.17 - marking the first time he has featured inside the top 20 - and he sits behind Germany’s Raphael Kandra.

Joel Makin celebrates a career-high ranking of No.18, while English duo Tom Richards and Declan James complete the top 20.

PSA Men's World Rankings Top 20 – March 2019
 

Full Men's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry

1

↑1

Ali Farag

16,185

EGY

2

↓1

Mohamed ElShorbagy

15,485

EGY

3

=

Tarek Momen

10,270

EGY

4

↑1

Karim Abdel Gawad

8,955

EGY

5

↓1

Simon Rösner

8,910

GER

6

↑1

Miguel Rodriguez

6,980

COL

7

↓1

Paul Coll

6,795

NZL

8

↑1

Mohamed Abouelghar

6,520

EGY

9

↑1

Diego Elias

5,930

PER

10

↓2

Marwan ElShorbagy

4,705

EGY

11

↑1

Gregory Gaultier

4,605

FRA

12

↓1

Saurav Ghosal

4,495

IND

13

=

Omar Mosaad

4,464

EGY

14

↑8

Zahed Salem

3,775

EGY

15

↑1

James Willstrop

3,745

ENG

16

↓1

Raphael Kandra

3,992

GER

17

↑13

Gregoire Marche

3,325

FRA

18

↑1

Joel Makin

3,210

WAL

19

↑2

Tom Richards

3,120

ENG

20

=

Declan James

3,072

ENG

Full Men's Rankings


 

 

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