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Ali Farag with the PSA World Championships trophy

Ali Farag extends lead at the top of World Tour Finals Leaderboard

Egypt’s Ali Farag has extended his lead at the top of the men’s PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard after becoming World Champion in Chicago last week.

In the week where Farag became the new World No.1, and won the PSA World Championships, the Egyptian has extended his lead at the top of the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard.

Farag’s lead is now nearly 5,000 points. He sits on 16,295, with ElShorbagy back on 11,340. Momen is the only other man over the 10,000 points mark.

The PSA World Tour Finals will take place in June and will feature both a men’s and women’s tournament. The reigning World Champions and all seven PSA World Tour Platinum winners will qualify for the prestigious event.

The remaining places are allocated to the highest ranked players on the PSA World Tour Finals Leaderboard, and points will be on offer at all PSA World Tour events during the season.

Both Farag and ElShorbagy have sealed their places at the season-ending tournament, along with Karim Abdel Gawad, who took the Black Ball Open crown in December.

Karim Abdel Gawad won the Black Ball Open to secure his spot at the World Tour Finals

After dropping out of the World Championships in the first round, Gawad now sits in 5th on the Leaderboard. Tarek Momen and Simon Rösner sit above him.

Paul Coll is 6th, after reaching the quarter finals of the World Championships, with Mohamed Abouelghar and Diego Elias in the final two qualifying spots.

On the women’s Leaderboard, Nour El Tayeb has reclaimed 3rd spot from Joelle King, after reaching the final of the World Championships.

The now-three-time World Champion, Nour El Sherbini, remains in 2nd but she has closed the gap to points leader Raneem El Welily, who failed to reach the final in Chicago.

Nour El Sherbini became a three-time World Champion this week

Joelle King sits 4th, but has qualified for the season-ending World Tour Finals after her victory in Hong Kong in November.

Camille Serme has moved ahead of Sarah-Jane Perry and into 5th after reaching the semi finals of the World Championships.

Tesni Evans and Nouran Gohar hold the final two spots, but Alison Waters is just five points behind the Egyptian in the battle for qualification come the season’s end.

The world’s top male and female players will head to Asia next for the El Gouna International Squash Open next month. The PSA World Tour Platinum event will be held between April 17-26.

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