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31/07/2021
MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - JULY

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ElShorbagy Returns to World No.1 in PSA Menís World Rankings

Egyptís Mohamed ElShorbagy has returned to the top of the menís PSA World Rankings for the fifth time in his career after he overtook compatriot Ali Farag to reach the No.1 spot.

ElShorbagy has now recorded 50 months of his career at the summit of the PSA menís World Rankings following his semi-final victory over New Zealandís Paul Coll at the PSA World Championships last month which saw him take back the No.1 spot that he lost to Farag in October 2020.

ElShorbagy is the fifth longest-serving male World No.1 of all time, with his 50 months atop the rankings only bettered by Jansher Khan, Jahangir Khan, Peter Nicol and Geoff Hunt.

Farag moves down to No.2, while Egyptís Tarek Momen (No.3), New Zealandís Paul Coll (No.4) and Egyptís Marwan ElShorbagy (No.5) all complete the top five.

Karim Abdel Gawad (No.6), Fares Dessouky (No.7), Diego Elias (No.8), Mostafa Asal (No.9) and Joel Makin (No.10) also round off an otherwise unchanged top 10 for the men in August.

Franceís Gregoire Marche has moved up a place to a career-high World Ranking of No.12 as Egyptís Mohamed Abouelghar drops to No.16. Mazen Hesham rises two places to a joint career-high of No.13 in the world, which he last reached in December 2015.

Marcheís compatriot and former World No.1 Gregory Gaultier rises three places to join him in the menís top 20 for the first time since April 2019 following a serious knee injury which saw him ruled out of action for 15 months. Meanwhile, Egyptís Youssef Ibrahim breaks into the top 20 for the first time in his career as he rises six places to No.18.

The rest of the top 20 includes Colombiaís Miguel Rodriguez (No.11), Indiaís Saurav Ghosal (No.14), Egyptís Zahed Salem (No.15), Omar Mosaad (No.16) and Englandís James Willstrop (No.19).

The biggest movers on the menís tour are Roee Avraham of Israel and Charlie Lee of England. Avraham moves up 405 spots to No.255 in the world, while Lee enjoys a rise of 248 places to No.412 after his semi-final finish at The Eriswell Challenge at St Georgeís Hill marked his first PSA Tour appearance since 2018.

PSA Menís World Rankings Top 20 Ė August 2021
 

Full Men's Rankings

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

1

↑1

Mohamed ElShorbagy

2,062

EGY

2

↓1

Ali Farag

2,053

EGY

3

=

Tarek Momen

1,326

EGY

4

=

Paul Coll

1,253

NZL

5

=

Marwan ElShorbagy

1,080

EGY

6

=

Karim Abdel Gawad

935

EGY

7

=

Fares Dessouky

855

EGY

8

=

Diego Elias

720

PER

9

=

Mostafa Asal

627

EGY

10

=

Joel Makin

610

WAL

11

=

Miguel Rodriguez

520

COL

12

↑1

Gregoire Marche

477

FRA

13

↑2

Mazen Hesham

444

EGY

14

=

Saurav Ghosal

434

IND

15

↑1

Zahed Salem

402

EGY

16

↓4

Mohamed Abouelghar

395

EGY

17

=

Omar Mosaad

332

EGY

18

↑6

Youssef Ibrahim

328

EGY

19

↓1

James Willstrop

322

ENG

20

↑3

Gregory Gaultier

319

FRA

Full Men's Rankings