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PSA World Rankings April 2023
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Elias Becomes First World No.1 from South America

Peruís Diego Elias has become the first player from South America to ascend to the top of the PSA World Rankings.

26-year-old Elias, from Lima, has overtaken Egyptís Mostafa Asal to go to World No.1 for the first time in his career today (Monday April 17) despite falling to former World No.1 Ali Farag in the final of the British Open yesterday in Birmingham.

Elias has enjoyed the best season of his career to date, winning four PSA titles throughout the campaign, including major titles at the U.S. Open and J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which helped propel him to the World No.1 spot, becoming the 23rd man to reach the summit.

Speaking after he found out he would be going to World No.1, Elias said: ďItís a dream come trueÖ I ended last year playing very well, I got to two finals, so I knew I was playing well, but I didnít win the titles.

ďBut at the start of this year I did a lot of work and I think it paid off at ToC and the next two tournaments.Ē

Asal falls two places to No.3, while Englandís Mohamed ElShorbagy moves up to No.2, his highest World Ranking since October 2021.

Farag moves up a spot to No.4 after lifting his first British Open title, while New Zealandís Paul Coll - the British Open champion in 2021 and 2022 - falls to No.5.

In the PSA Womenís World Rankings, Egyptís Nour El Sherbini has overtaken compatriot Hania El Hammamy to return to World No.2 following her victory over World No.1 Nouran Gohar in the womenís British Open title decider.

El Sherbini is now a four-time British Open champion and will end Goharís 57-week reign at World No.1 on May 8 when Goharís points for the 2022 Tournament of Champions expire.

El Sherbiniís compatriot, Salma Hany, is the other riser in the womenís top 20, moving up two spots to No.12, with Belgiumís Tinne Gilis dropping two places to No.14.

PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 Ė Monday April 17, 2023

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PSA Womenís World Rankings Top 20 Ė Monday April 17, 2023

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