Pharaohs Hold Down Top Three Spots In April Ranking

PSA Ranking

New Zealand’s Paul Coll and India’s Saurav Ghosal have both risen to career-high rankings of World No.5 and World No.10, respectively, after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for April were released today.

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New Zealand’s Paul Coll rises to World No.5 in April’s PSA Ranking

Coll, the highest ranked Kiwi male since Ross Norman in 1993, claimed his biggest title to date after defeating Egypt’s Tarek Momen in the final of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic last month. As a result, the 26-year-old has risen two place to climb to No.5.

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India’s Saurav Ghosal  occupy the 10th spot in April’s PSA Ranking

Meanwhile, Ghosal becomes the first Indian player to reach the top ten of the men’s World Rankings

This is coming after enjoying a stellar month which saw him reach the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships for the first time in his career and the quarter-finals of the Grasshopper Cup.

Egypt’s World Champion Ali Farag remains at the top of the rankings, with newly crowned Grasshopper Cup champion Mohamed

ElShorbagy remaining at No.2 and Tarek Momen (No.3) also keeping his place to make it an all-Egyptian top three. Meanwhile, Germany’s Simon Rösner rises a place to No.4 to complete the top five.

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Former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad drops to the 6th position

Former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad and Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez both drop places to No.6 and No.7 respectively,

While Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar (No.8) and Peru’s Diego Elias are both non-movers as they take the other spots in the top 10.

Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy drops a place to No.11, while compatriot Omar Mosaad rises one place to No.12.

France’s former World Champion Gregory Gaultier drops down two places to No.13 in the world with the former World No.1 still recovering from a knee injury sustained at last year’s U.S. Open.

Germany’s Raphael Kandra, Wales’ Joel Makin and England’s Declan James are all on the rise.

Kandra moves up two places to reach a career-high of No.14, while Makin also claims his highest ranking to date, rising three places to No.15.

James becomes the new England No.1 as he moves three places to reach No.17.

Egypt’s Zahed Salem (No.16), France’s Gregoire Marche (No.18), England’s James Willstrop (No.19) and Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly (No.20) complete the top 20.

PSA (MEN) RANKING FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019

RANKNAMETOURNAMENTSPOINTSAVERAGE
1ALI FARAG1119,0901,866
2MOHAMED ELSHORBAGY1216,5651,563
3TAREK MOMEN1313,7001,244
4SIMON RÖSNER1210,440975
5PAUL COLL1310,130935
6KARIM ABDEL GAWAD129,778923
7MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ138,440769
8MOHAMED ABOUELGHAR137,945729
9DIEGO ELIAS147,713650
10SAURAV GHOSAL135,955515
11MARWAN ELSHORBAGY145,718480
12OMAR MOSAAD155,075406
13GREGORY GAULTIER63,905391
14RAPHAEL KANDRA134,198376
15JOEL MAKIN144,480370
16ZAHED SALEM144,613367
17DECLAN JAMES134,150363
18GREGOIRE MARCHE133,815338
19JAMES WILLSTROP123,700335
20RYAN CUSKELLY133,860329
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Egypt’s World No.2 Nour El Sherbini closes in on Welilyin April’s ranking

In the women ranking, Nour El Sherbini’s title win at the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago last month, has drawn her closer to current World No.1 Raneem El Welily to less than 200 points in the PSA Women’s World Rankings for April.

An impressive display inside the all-glass showcourt held in Chicago’s Union Station saw El Sherbini defeat fellow Egyptian Nour El Tayeb in the title decider to claim her third World Championship crown.

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Raneem El Welily still sits on the throne as World No.1

El Welily retains her position as the queen of squash following her win at the inaugural women’s Black Ball Squash Open held in Cairo

 Where she defeated El Sherbini in the final while compatriot El Tayeb remains at No.3 to complete an all-Egyptian top three for the second consecutive month.

France’s Camille Serme (No.4) and New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.5) complete an unchanged women’s top five.

Meanwhile, England’s Sarah-Jane Perry remains at No.6, Egypt’s Nouran Gohar (No.7) and England’s Laura Massaro (No.8) swap places.

Welshwoman Tesni Evans rises back to a joint career-high of No.9, with England’s Alison Waters completing the top 10.

United States’ No.1 Amanda Sobhy rises one place to No.12 following her win at the Texas Open yesterday, which saw the American claim her biggest PSA title to date.

Sobhy’s opponent in the final, England’s Victoria Lust, also rises a place to No.13, with Hong Kong’s Annie Au (No.11),

Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.14) and India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.15) all occupying the other spots in the top 15.

Elsewhere, Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David rises two places to come back into the top 20 at No.19

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Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy @ No.16

Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy (No.16), Hong Kong’s Joey Chan (No.17), Egypt’s Yathreb Adel (No.18) and America’s Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No.20) completing the top 20.

PSA (WOMEN) RANKING FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019

RANKNAMETOURNAMENTSPOINTSAVERAGE
1RANEEM EL WELILY916,2951,811
2NOUR EL SHERBINI814,6101,623
3NOUR EL TAYEB108,675935
4CAMILLE SERME107,505810
5JOELLE KING97,050783
6SARAH-JANE PERRY115,970639
7NOURAN GOHAR95,560618
8LAURA MASSARO105,440577
9TESNI EVANS125,200518
10ALISON WATERS114,770472
11ANNIE AU104,390470
12AMANDA SOBHY93,993444
13VICTORIA LUST113,955397
14SALMA HANY113,818383
15JOSHNA CHINAPPA93,425381
16HANIA EL HAMMAMY123,705358
17JOEY CHAN93,085343
18YATHREB ADEL102,963317
19NICOL DAVID92,810312
20OLIVIA BLATCHFORD CLYNE133,153275