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30/11/2016
Men's December Rankings

Squash Player News
ElShorbagy Completes Calendar Year at Summit of Menís World Rankings

Egyptís Mohamed ElShorbagy has become only the third Egyptian in history to spend a whole year at the summit of the PSA Menís World Rankings after he maintained the World No.1 position in the December Rankings which were released today (December 1st).

The hard-hitting 25-year-old enjoyed one of the most dominant spells in his career in the early stages of the year, winning four World Series tournaments in as many months - including a second title win at the prestigious Allam British Open - to consolidate his place atop the World Rankings, where he has broken the record for the highest ever points average on three occasions inside the past 12 months.

"Iím really proud to end the year with my name up there alongside [Amr] Shabana and Ramy [Ashour] after such an achievement," said ElShorbagy.

"2016 has been a great year for me and I would like to thank my team for being able to keep me strong to stay fit enough to do that for a whole year.

"But now itís time to focus on 2017 and I am looking forward to more exciting matches."

ElShorbagy is followed by compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad, who sits at a career-high No.2 ranking after a stunning November in which he captured the sportís biggest prize - the PSA Menís World Championship title - and lifted a maiden World Series crown at the Qatar Classic, beating ElShorbagy en route to both wins.

Elsewhere, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier drops down to No.3, while Nick Matthew, Ramy Ashour and Marwan ElShorbagy move up to No.4, No.5 and No.6, respectively, with the latter switching places with Ali Farag, who drops to No.7.

2015 World Championship runner-up Omar Mosaad falls to No.8 after suffering with his early-season form and Mathieu Castagnet and Simon RŲsner round out the top 10.

After claiming a second ever PSA World Tour title at last monthís CCI International, Fares Dessouky has been elevated to a career-high No.14 position, while Daryl Selbyís World Series semi-final finish in Qatar - the first time he has reached that stage since 2012 - has seen him move up four places to No.15.

Tarek Momen and Miguel Angel Rodriguez fall out of the top 10 to No.11 and No.13, respectively, with former World No.1 James Willstrop dropping to No.15. Max Lee (No.18), Ryan Cuskelly (No.19) and Chris Simpson (No.20) hold the final three spots inside the top 20.

PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 - December 2016
 

Full Men's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry
1 = Mohamed ElShorbagy

2,213

 EGY

2

↑1

Karim Abdel Gawad

1,379

EGY

3

↓1

Gregory Gaultier

   996

FRA

4

↑1

Nick Matthew

   940

ENG

5

↑5

Ramy Ashour

   687

EGY

6

↑1

Marwan ElShorbagy

   677

EGY

7

↓1

Ali Farag

   672

EGY

8

↓4

Omar Mosaad

   668

EGY

9

↑3

Mathieu Castagnet

   562

FRA

10

↑3

Simon RŲsner

   553

GER

11

↓2

Tarek Momen

   547

EGY

12

↑2

Cameron Pilley

   516

AUS

13

↓5

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

   510

COL

14

↑4

Fares Dessouky

   494

EGY

15

↓4

James Willstrop

   484

ENG

16

↑3

Daryl Selby

   450

ENG

17

↓2

Borja Golan

   445

ESP

18

↓1

Max Lee

   389

HKG

19

↓3

Ryan Cuskelly

   379

AUS

20

=

Chris Simpson

   335

ENG

Full Men's Rankings


 


 

 

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