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31/03/2018
Men's April Rankings



Farag & Momen Reach Career-High World Rankings

Egypt’s Ali Farag has overtaken Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to reach a career-high World Ranking of No.2, while compatriot Tarek Momen has moved into the world’s top five for the first time after the PSA Men’s World Rankings were released today (April 1).

Farag, the 25-year-old Harvard-graduate from Cairo, has lifted two PSA World Tour titles so far this season at the U.S. Open and Swedish Open, while a semi-final finish at last month’s Canary Wharf Classic was enough to see him move a place up the rankings to sit behind current World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.

Gaultier, whose struggles with a partial rupture of his adductor have restricted him to just one PSA tournament appearance since January - drops to No.3, ahead of World Championship runner-up Marwan ElShorbagy and Momen, the latter of whom beat Farag en route to reaching the final of the Canary Wharf Classic.

Germany’s Simon Rösner moves up to No.6 and is followed by 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, who drops out of the top five for the first time since September 2016.

Three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour’s title victory at last month’s Grasshopper Cup sees him move up two places to No.8, while New Zealand’s Paul Coll sits behind the Egyptian, ending a three-month hiatus from the top 10.

Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar rounds out the top 10 ahead of Peruvian Diego Elias in No.11, while England’s three-time World Champion Nick Matthew drops four places to No.12 - marking the first time since November 2005 that the Yorkshireman has not featured inside the top 10.

Meanwhile, India’s Saurav Ghosal rises a place to a career-high No.13, with James Willstrop (No.14) and Ryan Cuskelly (No.15) also moving up.

Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez stays at No.16, while Egypt’s Fares Dessouky, who drops five places to No.17, Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller, England’s Daryl Selby and Australia’s Cameron Pilley complete the top 20.

PSA Men's World Rankings Top 20 - April 2018

Full Men's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry

1

=

Mohamed ElShorbagy

1,953

EGY

2

↑1

Ali Farag

1,343

EGY

3

↓1

Gregory Gaultier

1,072

FRA

4

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

1,056

EGY

5

↑1

Tarek Momen

870

EGY

6

↑1

Simon Rösner

812

GER

7

↓2

Karim Abdel Gawad

810

EGY

8

↑2

Ramy Ashour

554

EGY

9

↑2

Paul Coll

519

NZL

10

↓1

Mohamed Abouelghar

506

EGY

11

↑2

Diego Elias

493

PER

12

↓4

Nick Matthew

472

ENG

13

↑1

Saurav Ghosal

443

IND

14

↑1

James Willstrop

416

ENG

15

↑4

Ryan Cuskelly

407

AUS

16

=

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

397

COL

17

↓5

Fares Dessouky

386

EGY

18

=

Nicolas Mueller

366

SUI

19

↓2

Daryl Selby

365

ENG

20

=

Cameron Pilley

341

AUS

Full Men's Rankings


 

 

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