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01/01/2019
men's January Rankings

Gawad Returns to Top Five in Men’s Rankings

Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad will start the new year inside the top five on the PSA Men’s World Rankings after his title-winning run at the inaugural CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo last month.

Alexandria-born Gawad, a former World No.1, defeated World No.2 Ali Farag in the final to capture his first PSA World Tour Platinum tournament since January 2017 and is rewarded with a four-place rise to World No.5 in the January rankings.

Fellow Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy stays at No.1 for a 10th successive month after Farag squandered the chance to take top spot at the Black Ball Open. The battle for World No.1 will reignite at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions later this month - if Farag wins the tournament and ElShorbagy bows out at the semi-final stage or earlier, then the former will claim top spot.

Germany’s Simon Rösner is the highest-ranked non-Egyptian at No.3, while Tarek Momen is the other player featured in the top five.

Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez and New Zealand’s Paul Coll stay at No.6 and No.7, respectively, while Marwan ElShorbagy drops three places to No.8. Frenchman Gregory Gaultier - who is currently out of action due to a knee injury - drops to No.9, with Mohamed Abouelghar completing the top 10.

Peru's Diego Elias stays at No.11, while India’s Saurav Ghosal (No.12), Hong Kong’s Max Lee (No.13) and Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly (No.14) all retain their places. Germany’s Raphael Kandra has moved up two places to a career-high No.15 ranking.

England’s James Willstrop drops a place to No.16, with Egypt’s Omar Mosaad moving up to No.17. Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller rises two places to No.18, while England’s Daryl Selby falls three spots to No.19.

The final place in the top 20 is taken up by Englishman Tom Richards, who returns to the top 20 for the first time since August 2013.

PSA Men's World Rankings Top 20 – January 2019
 

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

=

Mohamed ElShorbagy

1,630

EGY

2

=

Ali Farag

1,542

EGY

3

=

Simon Rösner

1,144

GER

4

=

Tarek Momen

1,078

EGY

5

↑4

Karim Abdel Gawad

849

EGY

6

=

Miguel Rodriguez

768

COL

7

=

Paul Coll

744

NZL

8

↓3

Marwan ElShorbagy

691

EGY

9

↓1

Gregory Gaultier

565

FRA

10

=

Mohamed Abouelghar

553

EGY

11

=

Diego Elias

492

PER

12

=

Saurav Ghosal

465

IND

13

=

Max Lee

394

HKG

14

=

Ryan Cuskelly

385

AUS

15

↑2

Raphael Kandra

381

GER

16

↓1

James Willstrop

380

ENG

17

↑1

Omar Mosaad

367

EGY

18

↑2

Nicolas Mueller

345

SUI

19

↓3

Daryl Selby

337

ENG

20

↑2

Tom Richards

324

ENG

Full Men's Rankings


 

 

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