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28/02/2017
MEN'S March RANKINGS


Willstrop Claims Top Six Berth in Men’s March Rankings

England’s James Willstrop has moved up three places to World No.6 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for March were released today (March 1), with the Yorkshireman reaching his highest ranking since November 2014.

A combination of a hip injury and illness saw former World No.1 Willstrop tumble down the rankings over the past two years, at one point dropping out of the world’s top 20 in late 2015.

But a stunning return to form from ‘The Marksman’ saw him claim semi-final finishes at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open and J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions this season, resulting in a virtuoso charge up the World Rankings which sees him mixing with the world’s elite once more.

Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy holds on to top spot for a 15th successive month ahead of nearest challenger and World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, while Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, three-time World Champion Nick Matthew and the enigmatic Ramy Ashour complete the top five.

Marwan ElShorbagy and the man he beat in last night's Windy City Open semi-final, Ali Farag, both move down a place to No.7 and No.8, respectively, while Germany’s Simon Rösner rises to No.9. Tarek Momen sits a place behind Rösner to ensure a six-strong Egyptian contingent in the top 10.

Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly is the biggest mover in the top 20 alongside Willstrop, moving up three places to a career-best World No.12, one place behind Fares Dessouky, who rises to World No.11, which is also a career-best ranking.

2015 World Championship runner-up Omar Mosaad suffers a decrease in his ranking for the fifth month in a row, falling two places to No.13, while former World No.4 Miguel Angel Rodriguez and England’s Daryl Selby sit at No.14 and No.15, respectively.

Elsewhere, New Zealand’s Paul Coll retains his No.16 ranking, with Max Lee, Cameron Pilley, Mathieu Castagnet and Stephen Coppinger closing out the top 20.

PSA Men’s World Rankings Top 20 - March 2017

 

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

= Mohamed ElShorbagy

1,725

 EGY

2

=

Karim Abdel Gawad

1,562

EGY

3

=

Gregory Gaultier

1,171

FRA

4

=

Nick Matthew

742

ENG

5

=

Ramy Ashour

687

EGY

6

↑3

James Willstrop

665

ENG

7

↓1

Marwan ElShorbagy

654

EGY

8

↓1

Ali Farag

643

EGY

9

↑1

Simon Rösner

568

GER

10

↓2

Tarek Momen

541

EGY

11

↑1

Fares Dessouky

519

EGY

12

↑3

Ryan Cuskelly

485

AUS

13

↓2

Omar Mosaad

476

EGY

14

↓1

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

476

COL

15

↓1

Daryl Selby

465

ENG

16

=

Paul Coll

410

NZL

17

↑1

Max Lee

396

HKG

18

↓1

Cameron Pilley

395

AUS

19

↑1

Mathieu Castagnet

393

FRA

20

↓1

Stephen Coppinger

380

RSA

Full Men's Rankings



 

 

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