July World Rankings

Millie Tomlinson and Gregoire Marche are the biggest winners in the July World Rankings …

Women: Tomlinson breaks into top twenty

England’s Millie Tomlinson has broken into the top 20 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time. Tomlinson began last season ranked at No.27 in the world, but has risen steadily up the rankings over the past 10 months and reached two semi-finals throughout the campaign.

The Duffield-based 27-year-old has risen a spot after eight-time World Champion Nicol David was removed from the rankings due to her retirement. Egypt’s Yathreb Adel (No.16), Hong Kong’s Joey Chan (No.17), Belgium’s Nele Gilis (No.18) and America’s Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No.19) also move up a place as a result.

The rest of the women’s rankings are unchanged. Egypt’s Raneem El Welily retains top spot for an eighth successive month ahead of compatriot Nour El Sherbini at No.2, while Camille Serme (No.3), Nouran Gohar (No.4) and Nour El Tayeb make up the rest of the top five.

New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.6), England’s Sarah-Jane Perry (No.7), America’s Amanda Sobhy (No.8), Wales’ Tesni Evans (No.9) and Hong Kong’s Annie Au complete the top 10.

England’s Alison Waters stays at No.11 ahead of compatriot Victoria Lust (No.12), India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.13) and Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.14), while Hania El Hammamy takes the final spot inside the top 15.

Men: Marche move to joint career high

France’s Gregoire Marche has risen two spots to a joint career-high ranking of No.16.

The 29-year-old from Aix en Provence closed out his season by winning the 5R Montpellier Metropole Open last month, taking the title without dropping a single game throughout the event, while he got the better of England’s former World No.1 James Willstrop in the final.

Marche moves up two spots from No.18, while Willstrop moves up a spot from No.19 to take the Frenchman’s place.

Egypt’s Ali Farag has seen out the season as the World No.1, enjoying his fifth successive month atop the World Rankings. He leads an unchanged top five, including compatriots Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.2), Tarek Momen (No.3), Karim Abdel Gawad (No.4) and Germany’s Simon Rösner.

The rest of the top 10 is also unchanged as New Zealand’s Paul Coll (No.6), Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar (No.7), Peru’s Diego Elias (No.8), Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez (No.9) and India’s Saurav Ghosal (No.10) retain their places.

Marwan ElShorbagy (No.11), Omar Mosaad (No.12), Joel Makin (No.13), Zahed Salem (No.14) and Fares Dessouky (No.15) also see their rankings stay the same.

English duo Declan James and Daryl Selby drop to No.17 and No.19, respectively, while Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly closes out the top 20.