Road to Egypt: Momen Qualifies for World Tour
Finals With World Champs Victory
Egyptís Tarek Momen has booked his place in the season-ending PSA
World Tour Finals after claiming the PSA Menís World Championship
2019-2020 title in Qatar on Friday.
The World No.3 defeated New Zealandís Paul Coll in the final at the
Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex to become World
Champion for the first time.
The PSA World Tour Finals includes both a menís and womenís
tournament and brings together the reigning PSA World Champions and
all of the PSA World Tour Platinum title winners from the season.
Any remaining places are then allocated to the highest ranked
players on the Road to Egypt Standings and points are on offer
across all PSA World Tour events during the season.
After winning the World Championships, U.S. Open and Egyptian Open
respectively, Tarek Momen, Ali Farag and Karim Abdel Gawad are
already assured of a spot in the PSA World Tour Finals in June.
Mohamed ElShorbagy now leads the way atop the menís standings, with
the China Open and Oracle NetSuite Open champion accumulating over
6,000 points already this season.
U.S. Open champion, and World No.1, Farag drops down to 2nd place
after missing the World Championships through personal reasons. The
Egyptian lifted the first Platinum title of the season in
Momen moves up into 3rd place after becoming the 18th man to put his
name on the iconic World Championship trophy, with Paul Coll now in
4th after making the final of the sportís premiere event for the
Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Joel Makin and Simon RŲsner round out the
top eight, with Diego Elias and Miguel Rodriguez in close order
behind the German.
For the womenís event at the PSA World Tour Finals, Nouran Gohar and
Nour El Sherbini have already booked their places, having lifted the
U.S Open and World Championship titles, respectively.
World No.1 Raneem El Welily holds the lead in the Road to Egypt,
with over 6,000 points to her name. She won the Oracle NetSuite Open
in San Francisco earlier this year.
China Open winner Nour El Tayeb sits in 2nd on the leaderboard, with
the Egyptian having also reached the final of the Oracle NetSuite
U.S. Open champ Gohar is 3rd, with El Sherbini in 5th, despite
having only featured in one tournament, as she won the World
Championships on her return from injury. Open de France - Nantes
winner Camille Serme is currently in between the pair in 4th.
Hania El Hammamy, Sarah-Jane Perry and Amanda Sobhy hold the
remaining places in the top eight, with New Zealandís Joelle King
only marginally behind the American.
The next event that will see the PSA World Tour stars battling it
out for an automatic place in the season-ending Finals will be the
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which takes place in New York
between January 9-17.