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31/03/2020
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PSA Announce Rankings to Be Frozen During Tour Suspension

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced that the PSA World Rankings have been frozen during the ongoing suspension of the PSA Tour due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

As announced on March 13, both the PSA World Tour and PSA Challenger Tour are currently suspended until the end of April and these frozen rankings will stay in place until the tour resumes.

The rankings are frozen as of March 16 to take into account the fact that there were three tournaments taking place over the weekend the announcement was made to suspend the tour.

The frozen rankings mean that points accrued from the 2019 edition of tournaments postponed or cancelled due to the suspension of the tour - for example the Grasshopper Cup and El Gouna International - will remain on players rankings as the 2020 edition of those events cannot take place at present. An expiry date for these points will be finalised when the tour resumes.

The same will apply for tournaments later in the year if the suspension of the tour is extended.

Egyptian duo Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily will stay at the summit of the PSA Menís and Womenís World Rankings, respectively, until the tour resumes.

Ali Farag sits less than 30 ranking points below ElShorbagy following his defeat to the Bristol-based Egyptian in the Canary Wharf Classic final last month, which was the last menís PSA Tour event to take place before the suspension.

Karim Abdel Gawad moves up a place to overtake World Champion Tarek Momen, while Marwan ElShorbagy leapfrogs Germanyís Simon RŲsner.

Other changes in the menís top 20 include Omar Mosaad moving up two spots to No.15, Zahed Salem rising to No.17 and Englandís Adrian Waller rising to No.19. Former World No.1 James Willstrop drops five places and takes the last spot in the top 20.

In the womenís rankings, Nouran Gohar stays at No.2 ahead of World Champion Nour El Sherbini, who overtakes Franceís Camille Serme to make it an all-Egyptian top three.

Englandís Sarah-Jane Perry rises to a joint-career high of World No.6 to sit ahead of Hania El Hammamy, who rises three places to a career best No.7 ranking courtesy of her maiden Platinum title win at the Black Ball Open in March.

Kiwi Joelle King falls three places to No.9, while Welshwoman Tesni Evans stays at No.10. Elsewhere, Olivia Blatchford Clyne rises three spots to No.13, while Rowan Elaraby moves up five spots to a career high No.16 ranking.

Nada Abbas takes the final spot inside the womenís top 20, moving up seven places to reach the top 20 for the first time.

 

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

=

Mohamed ElShorbagy

1,756

EGY

2

=

Ali Farag

1,702

EGY

3

=

Tarek Momen

1,470

EGY

4

=

Karim Abdel Gawad

1,253

EGY

5

=

Paul Coll

1,103

NZL

6

1

Diego Elias

734

PER

7

1

Simon RŲsner

693

GER

8

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

644

EGY

9

1

Miguel Rodriguez

575

COL

10

1

Joel Makin

540

WAL

11

↓2

Mohamed Abouelghar

537

EGY

12

=

Fares Dessouky

512

EGY

13

=

Saurav Ghosal

487

IND

14

↑2

Mazen Hesham

393

EGY

15

↑3

James Willstrop

363

ENG

16

↓2

Gregoire Marche

362

FRA

17

=

Omar Mosaad

357

EGY

18

↑1

Mostafa Asal

356

EGY

19

↓4

Zahed Salem

346

EGY

20

=

Adrian Waller

339

ENG

Full Men's Rankings

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

=

Raneem El Welily

1,765

EGY

2

=

Nouran Gohar

1,470

EGY

3

=

Camille Serme

1,365

FRA

4

=

Nour El Sherbini

1,328

EGY

5

=

Nour El Tayeb

1,200

EGY

6

=

Joelle King

720

NZL

7

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

660

ENG

8

=

Amanda Sobhy

656

USA

9

=

Tesni Evans

536

WAL

10

=

Hania El Hammamy

511

EGY

11

=

Annie Au

506

HKG

12

=

Joshna Chinappa

425

IND

13

=

Salma Hany

367

EGY

14

=

Alison Waters

366

ENG

15

1

Yathreb Adel

337

EGY

16

1

Olivia Blatchford Clyne

327

USA

17

↓2

Victoria Lust

303

ENG

18

=

Nele Gilis

302

BEL

19

↑2

Tinne Gilis

284

BEL

20

↓1

Nadine Shahin

284

EGY

Full Women's Rankings

 

 

 


 

 

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