25-year-old Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy has maintained his World No.1 status for the 10th consecutive month to top the October 2016 Men’s PSA World Rankings during a month that sees Egypt break ground by becoming the first country ever to boast seven players inside the World’s Top Ten.
ElShorbagy, who has now marked 23 months as No.1 in total – taking him to sixth in the all time rankings list – is joined by compatriots Omar Mosaad (3), Karim Abdel Gawad (4), Ali Farag (6) Marwan ElShorbagy (7), Ramy Ashour (8) and Tarek Momen (9) to overtake the mark of six players inside the top ten which was set by Australia 25 years ago.
Gawad en route to Al Ahram glory
Both Gawad, who won September’s Al Ahram Squash Open NewGiza, and Ali Farag, who lost out to Gawad in that final, have moved up to career highs while Fares Dessouky (16) and Mohamed Abouelghar, who breaks into the top 20 for the first time in his career at No.20, complete a nine-strong Egyptian contingent within the top 20
October 2016 - Men's Top 10
In the Women’s World Rankings 20-year-old World Champion Nour El Sherbini has maintained her status as World No.1, maintaining a strong advantage over England’s Laura Massaro at No.2, while fellow Egyptian Nour El Tayeb has broken back into the top ten at No.10 for the first time in six months to complete a five-strong contingent of Egyptian players at the the summit of the women’s game.
Nour El Sherbini on the attack against Nour El Tayeb
Elsewhere inside the top ten American Amanda Sobhy has moved up one spot to a new career high of No.6, overtaking Frenchwoman Camille Serme, while New Zealand’s Joelle King moves up two places to No.9.
The Women's Top 10 - October 2016