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31/08/2021
MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - SEPTEMBER

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Farag Starts New Season as Menís World No.1

Egyptís Ali Farag will start the 2021-22 season as the menís World No.1 after he overtook compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy to claim top spot following the release of the menís PSA World Rankings today (September 1).

Farag saw his nine-month reign at World No.1 come to an end last month when ElShorbagy retook the World No.1 spot, but ElShorbagyís semi-final exit at the Allam British Open - combined with Faragís run to the final in Hull - has seen the ranking change hands once again, with Farag set to enjoy a 21st month atop the rankings.

British Open champion Paul Coll has followed his first major title win with a rise into the top three for the first time in his career - meaning he is the highest ranked male Kiwi since Ross Norman, who reached No.2 in March, 1987. Coll beat Farag in Augustís British Open menís final to become the first male Kiwi to lift the prestigious trophy.

Collís rise to No.3 sees Tarek Momen drop to No.4, while Marwan ElShorbagy completes the top five. The rest of the top 10 is unchanged, with Karim Abdel Gawad (No.6), Fares Dessouky (No.7), Diego Elias (No.8), Mostafa Asal (No.9) and Joel Makin (No.10) all holding onto their positions.

Colombiaís Miguel Rodriguez stays at No.11 ahead of Frenchman Gregoire Marche in No.12, who rises one place to a career-high ranking. Indiaís Saurav Ghosal moves up two spots to No.13 ahead of Mazen Hesham in No.14 and Zahed Salem in No.15.

Mohamed Abouelghar falls four places to No.16, while Youssef Ibrahim moves up to a career-high No.17 ranking. Malaysiaís Eain Yow Ng has also achieved his career-high ranking to date after a four-place rise to No.18 made him the first Malaysian man since Ong Beng Hee in January 2013 to rank inside the top 20.

Omar Mosaad drops two places to No.19, while his fellow Egyptian Youssef Soliman breaks into the top 20 for the first time after a 10-place increase.

Indiaís Kanhav Nanavati is the biggest mover on the menís tour, rising 212 places to No.483 after reaching the quarter-finals of the HCL SRFI Indian Tour - Chennai 3. Egyptís Mohamed Sharaf, meanwhile, has risen 208 spots to No.487.

PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 Ė September 2021

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

↑1

Ali Farag

2,053

EGY

2

↓1

Mohamed ElShorbagy

1,897

EGY

3

↑1

Paul Coll

1,418

NZL

4

↓1

Tarek Momen

1,326

EGY

5

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

1,066

EGY

6

=

Karim Abdel Gawad

850

EGY

7

=

Fares Dessouky

839

EGY

8

=

Diego Elias

810

PER

9

=

Mostafa Asal

659

EGY

10

=

Joel Makin

650

WAL

11

=

Miguel Rodriguez

500

COL

12

↑1

Gregoire Marche

460

FRA

13

↑2

Saurav Ghosal

434

IND

14

=

Mazen Hesham

418

EGY

15

↑1

Zahed Salem

379

EGY

16

↓4

Mohamed Abouelghar

373

EGY

17

↑1

Youssef Ibrahim

366

EGY

18

↑4

Eain Yow Ng

339

MAS

19

↑2

Omar Mosaad

337

EGY

20

↑10

Youssef Soliman

330

EGY

Full Men's Rankings