Asal Breaks Into Top Five of PSA Menís
Mostafa Asal has broken into the top five of the PSA Menís World
Rankings for the first time following his run to the semi finals of the
CIB Squash Open Black Ball last month.
Asal enjoyed his most successful year on the PSA Tour so far with two
major PSA titles in 2021 and will look to challenge for top spot over
the next 12 months. Ali Farag holds on to the World No.1 spot for a
fifth successive month but his lead over World No.2 Paul Coll has been
shortened following his defeat to the Kiwi in the Black Ball final.
The rest of the top five features Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.3) and Tarek
Momen (No.4). Peruís Diego Elias drops to No.6, while Marwan ElShorbagy
(No.7), Joel Makin (No.8) and Fares Dessouky (No.9) retain their places.
Colombiaís Miguel Rodriguez returns to the top 10 for the first time
since June, 2021, while former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad drops to
No.11, marking the first time since October, 2015 that he has been
outside the top 10.
Frenchman Gregoire Marche moves up two places to a joint career-high
ranking of No.12, ahead of Mazen Hesham, Mohamed Abouelghar and Youssef
Ibrahim, who rises to a career-high No.15 ranking.
Saurav Ghosal drops to No.16, while Malaysiaís Eain Yow Ng moves up a
place to a career-high ranking of No.17, switching places with Youssef
Soliman, who falls to No.18. Frenchman Baptiste Masotti stays at No.19,
while his compatriot Victor Crouin rises three spots to break into the
top 20 for the first time. It is also the first time that three
Frenchman have been ranked inside the top 20 at the same time.
The biggest mover on the menís tour this month is 18-year-old Egyptian
Seifeldin Shams, who has risen 457 places to No.353 following his runner
up finish at the MST Dubai Squash Series I in December. Pakistanís
Muhammad Jehangir Khan reached the quarter finals of that event and is
the second biggest mover, rising 411 places to No.399.
PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 Ė January 2022