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Joel Makin (left) takes on Max Lee (right) in the Canary Wharf Classic

Makin Rises to No.12 in Men’s August Rankings

Welshman Joel Makin has risen above Egypt’s Omar Mosaad to sit at No.12 in August PSA Men’s World Rankings.

Makin, 24, rises one spot and swaps places with Mosaad in the only move in an otherwise unchanged top 20 spearheaded by Egypt’s Ali Farag, who makes it six months at World No.1.

Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.2), Tarek Momen (No.3), Karim Abdel Gawad (No.4) and Germany’s Simon Rösner round out the top five.

New Zealand’s Paul Coll stays at No.6 ahead of Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar (No.7), Peru’s PanAm Games Gold Medal winner Diego Elias (No.8), Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez (No.9) and India’s Saurav Ghosal.

Marwan ElShorbagy retains the No.11 spot ahead of Makin and Mosaad, with Egyptian duo Zahed Salem and Fares Dessouky completing the top 15.

France’s Gregoire Marche, English trio Declan James, James Willstrop and Daryl Selby, and Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly take the final spots inside the top 20.

The biggest riser on the men’s tour was Australia’s Ethan Eyles – the son of former World Champion Rodney – who moves up 94 places to World No.298 after appearing at the Australian Open and Tasmanian Open on home soil.

Spain’s Ivan Perez was also a significant mover, rising 84 places to World No.349.

PSA Men’s World Rankings Top 10 – August 2019

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