top 20 of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Rankings
remain unchanged in August, as Frenchman Gregory Gaultier maintains his
grasp on the World No.1 ranking for the fifth consecutive month.
Gaultier succeeded England's Commonwealth Games Gold
medal winner Nick Matthew to the No.1 ranking in April, and Matthew
continues to occupy the World No.2 berth behind the man who beat him to
the Allam British Open title in May.
Commonwealth Games silver medalist James Willstrop
occupies the World No.6 ranking, also for a fifth consecutive month,
with Egyptian trio Mohamed Elshorbagy, Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana
separating the two men who contested the Commonwealth Games Final on
Monday July 28.
Peter Barker, who claimed bronze at the Games to complete
a clean-sweep for England, continues to hold the World No.8 position
while Daryl Selby, who is partnering Willstrop in the doubles
competition in Glasgow, is World No.10 for the ninth consecutive month.
Elsewhere in the world rankings, Egyptian Ali Farag, who
claimed a remarkable victory during the CCI PSA Championship in Mumbai
in July by beating four seeds on his way to victory including tournament
favourite and World No.16 Saurav Ghosal, moves up 104 places to break
into the top 100 for the first time since 2011 and occupy the World
Frenchman Auguste Dussourd is the highest riser in the
August rankings climbing 106 places to a career-high World No.243.
Just days after becoming the first woman squash player to
win two successiveCommonwealth
another major milestone in the AugustWomen's
World Squash Rankingsby
celebrating her 100th month as world No1 in the list published today by
The now 30-year-old from Penang first topped the list in
January 2006, but slipped to No2 for four months from April before
bouncing back in August to begin an unprecedented unbroken run until
David's achievements in squash are unparalleled: After
becoming the first player ever to win two world junior titles, she went
on to claim a record sevenWorld
amongst a haul of 74WSA
World Tourtitles from 93
David pays tribute to her long-time coachLiz
Irvingfor the success
she has achieved: "Liz completely revolutionised my squash. She had
belief in my ability and constantly adds to my game.
"But she's more than a coach," says David of the one-time
world No2 from Australia. "She's my mentor in every way. She's been
David also acknowledges the invaluable help she has had
from coachesSarah Fitz-GeraldandVicki
Cardwell; Sports psychologistFrank
Fauvel; and her parents.
"The whole team is really vital to me - I couldn't be
where I am without them all," concluded David.
In a relatively unchanged world top 20, England's 2014
Commonwealth Games silver medallistLaura
Massaroremains at No2,
with Egypt'sRaneem El Welilyin
third place and Glasgow 2014 bronze medallistJoelle King, of New
Zealander, at No4.