Farag Returns to No.1 in PSA Menís
Egyptís Ali Farag has overtaken New Zealandís Paul Coll to reclaim the
No.1 spot in the PSA Menís World Rankings following the capture of his
third PSA World Championship title last weekend.
Farag, 30, lost top spot to Coll in the March rankings but enjoyed a
successful May which saw him first down Peruís Diego Elias to win the
prestigious J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions inside New Yorkís famous
Grand Central Terminal.
He then followed that up with a 3-2 victory over World No.3 Mohamed
ElShorbagy in the CIB PSA World Championship final to become only the
seventh man to lift the sportís biggest prize on three occasions.
Coll, who lost out to ElShorbagy in the semi finals, drops to No.2,
while ElShorbagy stays at No.3. Mostafa Asal (No.4) and Diego Elias
(No.5) round out the rest of the top five.
Tarek Momen remains at No.6 ahead of Joel Makin (No.7), Mazen Hesham
(No.8), Marwan ElShorbagy (No.9) and Fares Dessouky, who stays at No.10.
Youssef Ibrahim moves up to a joint career-high ranking at No.11, while
Karim Abdel Gawad and Gregoire Marche sit at No.12 and No.13,
respectively. Indiaís Saurav Ghosal rises three spots to No.14, while
Miguel Rodriguez drops a place to No.15.
Nicolas Mueller (No.16), Youssef Soliman (No.17), Mohamed Abouelghar
(No.18), Raphael Kandra (No.19) and Victor Crouin complete the top 20,
with the latter moving up three spots to break back into the top 20 for
the first time since January, 2022.
Englandís Charlie Taylor is the biggest riser on the menís tour after a
last 16 finish at the NTA Squash Classic saw him move up 197 places to a
career-high ranking of No.605.
PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 Ė June 2022