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30/09/2020
Men's October Rankings

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Makin On the Rise in PSA Men’s World Rankings

Welshman Joel Makin has moved up a place to a career-high No.9 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for October were released today.

The PSA World Rankings had been frozen as a result of the six-month suspension due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But the rankings are unfrozen from today onwards with a new ranking system coming into place to ensure that no player rankings are affected during the restart of the PSA World Tour, which resumed last month at the Manchester Open.

The new system uses a cumulative total of points made up of the top 10 tournament results for men and top nine for women. This differs from the previous system, which divided the total number of points a player had accumulated over a 12-month period by the number of tournaments played to give an average score.

In addition, to safeguard players’ rankings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of months counting towards the ranking system will be temporarily increased. Rankings from October 1, 2020 – January 21, 2021 will include points earned in tournaments from March 2019 to date.

Points will then gradually come off in a staggered rhythm from February 1, 2021, with the normal 12-month rolling time period expected to return by 1 July 2021.

Makin moves up a spot after reaching the quarter-finals of the Manchester Open last month where he lost out to World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, who claims top spot for a ninth successive month.

Ali Farag (No.2), Karim Abdel Gawad (No.3), Tarek Momen (No.4), Paul Coll (No.5), Diego Elias (No.6), Marwan ElShorbagy (No.7), Simon Rösner (No.8) and Miguel Rodriguez make up the rest of the top 10, with the latter dropping down a spot.

Egypt’s Fares Dessouky rises one place to No.11, swapping places with fellow Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar. The rest of the top 20 is unchanged, with Saurav Ghosal (No.13), Mazen Hesham (No.14), Omar Mosaad (No.15), Gregoire Marche (No.16), Zahed Salem (No.17), Mostafa Asal (No.18), Adrian Waller (No.19) and James Willstrop all featuring.

Poland’s Filip Jarota is the biggest mover, rising 86 places to No.306.

PSA Men’s World Rankings Top 20 – October 2020
 

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

=

Mohamed ElShorbagy

18,485

EGY

2

=

Ali Farag

17,750

EGY

3

=

Karim Abdel Gawad

13,790

EGY

4

=

Tarek Momen

13,310

EGY

5

=

Paul Coll

10,855

NZL

6

=

Diego Elias

6,970

PER

7

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

6,945

EGY

8

=

Simon Rösner

6,375

GER

9

1

Joel Makin

5,445

WAL

10

1

Miguel Rodriguez

5,220

COL

11

1

Fares Dessouky

4,947

EGY

12

1

Mohamed Abouelghar

4,920

EGY

13

=

Saurav Ghosal

4,520

IND

14

=

Mazen Hesham

3,865

EGY

15

=

Omar Mosaad

3,820

EGY

16

=

Gregoire Marche

3,765

FRA

17

=

Zahed Salem

3,532

EGY

18

=

Mostafa Asal

3,520

EGY

19

=

Adrian Waller

3,512

ENG

20

=

James Willstrop

3,337

ENG

Full Men's Rankings


 


 

 

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