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30/04/2016
MEN'S MAY RANKINGS

Elshorbagy Re-writes Ranking Points Record

 

Elshorbagy Re-writes Ranking Points Record

World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy has broken his own record for the highest ever points average as he extended his reign atop the PSA Men's World Rankings to a fifth consecutive month courtesy of victory at the recent El Gouna International - his sixth consecutive PSA World Series title.

The 25-year-old Egyptian has dominated the PSA World Tour during the 2015/16 season, taking six of seven possible World Series crowns, to record a points average of 2,240.000 - eclipsing the previous record of 2,150.000 he set just last month - and remain number one amongst a top ten that contains an unprecedented six Egyptian players.

Joining Elshorbagy inside the top ten are Omar Mosaad (4), younger brother Marwan ElShorbagy (7), Tarek Momen (8), Karim Abdel Gawad (9) and Ali Farag (10), the 24-year-old Harvard graduate who joins the world's elite top ten for the first time in his career after a breakthrough season.

"To be in the top ten is a great feeling," said Farag.

"I've grown up looking up to the top ten players and I think I can even name each top ten player there has been over the past 15-20 years.

"It is a huge step towards the dream goal and it will motivate me even more to work harder and harder to ultimately reach it."

While Farag moves into the top ten three-time World Champion and former World No.1 Ramy Ashour has dropped out of the top ten for the first time since 2006, to World No.12, after his El Gouna International campaign ended prematurely due to injury.

Elsewhere Egyptian youngsters Fares Dessouki, a semi-finalist in El Gouna, and Mazen Heshem, both move back into the top twenty to occupy the No.15 and No.17 positions, respectively.

PSA Men's World Rankings Top 20 - May 2016

Full Men's Rankings

Rank Prev Player

Pts

Ctry

1

↑1

Mohamed Elshorbagy

2,240

EGY

2

=

Gregory Gaultier

1,604

FRA

3

=

Nick Matthew

1,006

ENG

4

=

Omar Mosaad

968

EGY

5

↑1

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

686

COL

6

↑1

Mathieu Castagnet

617

FRA

7

↑5

Marwan ElShorbagy

607

EGY

8

↑2

Tarek Momen

593

EGY

9

↓1

Karim Abdel Gawad

584

EGY

10

↑1

Ali Farag

573

EGY

11

↓2

Simon Rösner

548

GER

12

↓7

Ramy Ashour

474

EGY

13

↑1

Cameron Pilley

425

AUS

14

↑1

Borja Golan

409

ESP

15

↑6

Fares Dessouki

405

EGY

16

↑1

Max Lee

382

HKG

17

↑3

Mazen Hesham

374

EGY

18

=

Saurav Ghosal

371

IND

19

↓3

Ryan Cuskelly

371

AUS

20

↓7

James Willstrop

369

ENG

Full Men's Rankings


 


 

 

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