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31/10/2016
MEN'S NOVEMBER RANKINGS

Squash Player News
Gawad Breaks Top Three in Men’s November Rankings

In-form Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad has moved up to a career-high World No.3 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings were released today (November 1st).

The 25-year-old, who hails from Giza, defeated defending champion Gregory Gaultier en route to the semi-finals of last month’s Delaware Investments U.S. Open in what was the latest chapter of an impressive season that has so far seen Gawad reach a maiden World Series final at the Hong Kong Open and win the Al Ahram Open on home soil in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza.

Gawad leapfrogs compatriot Omar Mosaad, who drops down to No.4, while Mohamed ElShorbagy extends his lead at the summit of the World Rankings ahead of World No.2 Gregory Gaultier after capturing the U.S. Open crown.

The man he beat in the final, three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, stays at No.5, while Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Marwan ElShorbagy sit at No.6 and No.7, respectively.

‘Colombian Cannonball’ Miguel Angel Rodriguez moves back into the top 10 after a solitary month outside to No.8 while Tarek Momen and Hong Kong Open winner Ramy Ashour round off the top 10 - completing a seven strong Egyptian presence inside the top 10.

After an impressive month in which he reached the final of the NetSuite Open and a first World Series semi-final in two years at the U.S. Open, former World No.1 James Willstrop is the biggest mover inside the top 20, jumping up eight places to No.11.

Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet drops two spots to No.12 while Simon Rösner, Cameron Pilley, Borja Golan and Ryan Cuskelly also fall to No.13, No.14, No.15 and No.16, respectively.

Meanwhile, England’s Chris Simpson returns to the world’s top 20 for the first time since April 2014 and currently sits at a joint career-best World No.20 ranking.


PSA Men’s World Rankings Top 20 - November 2016
 
Rank Prev Player Pts Ctry
1 = Mohamed ElShorbagy

2,257

 EGY

2

=

Gregory Gaultier

1,342

FRA

3

↑1

Karim Abdel Gawad

957

EGY

4

↓1

Omar Mosaad

856

EGY

5

=

Nick Matthew

835

ENG

6

=

Ali Farag

711

EGY

7

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

652

EGY

8

↑3

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

584

COL

9

=

Tarek Momen

574

EGY

10

↓2

Ramy Ashour

567

EGY

11

↑8

James Willstrop

561

ENG

12

↓2

Mathieu Castagnet

546

FRA

13

↓1

Simon Rösner

529

GER

14

↓1

Cameron Pilley

479

AUS

15

↓1

Borja Golan

467

ESP

16

↓1

Ryan Cuskelly

440

AUS

17

↑1

Max Lee

411

HKG

18

↓2

Fares Dessouky

399

EGY

19

↓2

Daryl Selby

356

ENG

20

↑1

Chris Simpson

335

ENG


 

 

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