Ali Farag returns to World #1 and Nour El Tayeb returns to the top twenty …
Farag Returns to #1 in PSA Men’s World Rankings
Egypt’s Ali Farag has overtaken New Zealand’s Paul Coll to reclaim the No.1 spot in the PSA Men’s World Rankings following the capture of his third PSA World Championship title last weekend.
Farag, 30, lost top spot to Coll in the March rankings but enjoyed a successful May which saw him first down Peru’s Diego Elias to win the prestigious J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions inside New York’s famous Grand Central Terminal.
He then followed that up with a 3-2 victory over World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy in the CIB PSA World Championship final to become only the seventh man to lift the sport’s biggest prize on three occasions.
Coll, who lost out to ElShorbagy in the semi finals, drops to No.2, while ElShorbagy stays at No.3. Mostafa Asal and Diego Elias round out the rest of the top five.
Tarek Momen remains at No.6 ahead of Joel Makin, Mazen Hesham, Marwan ElShorbagy, and Fares Dessouky who stays at No.10.
Youssef Ibrahim moves up to a joint career-high ranking at No.11, while Karim Abdel Gawad and Gregoire Marche sit at No.12 and No.13, respectively. India’s Saurav Ghosal rises three spots to No.14, while Miguel Rodriguez drops a place to No.15.
Nicolas Mueller (No.16), Youssef Soliman (No.17), Mohamed Abouelghar (No.18), Raphael Kandra (No.19) and Victor Crouin complete the top 20, with the latter moving up three spots to break back into the top 20 for the first time since January, 2022.
England’s Charlie Taylor is the biggest riser on the men’s tour after a last 16 finish at the NTA Squash Classic saw him move up 197 places to a career-high ranking of No.605.
El Tayeb Returns to Top 20 in PSA Women’s World Rankings
Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb has risen 14 places to return to the top 20 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings following her superb run to the semi finals of the CIB PSA World Championships last week in Cairo.
El Tayeb, a former World No.3, ended a 14-month spell away from the action following the birth of her daughter when she returned to the PSA World Tour at the CIB Squash Open Black Ball in December of last year, and the 29-year-old has gone from strength to strength in the intervening five months.
Making her first appearance at the World Championships since the 2019-20 edition, El Tayeb notably beat World No.8 Salma Hany and World No.3 Hania El Hammamy en route to the last four, where she eventually came unstuck against eventual winner and World No.2 Nour El Sherbini. Her performances at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation have seen El Tayeb rise to No.14.
Runner-up Nouran Gohar holds onto the World No.1 spot for a third successive month ahead of El Sherbini and El Hammamy, as well as USA’s Amanda Sobhy at No.4 and New Zealand’s Joelle King, who completes the top five.
Sarah-Jane Perry stays at No.6, but there is a move up the rankings for Rowan Elaraby, who moves up one spot to a career-high ranking of No.7, switching places with Hany. Georgina Kennedy and Olivia Fiechter complete the top 10.
Belgium’s Nele Gilis remains at No.11, while Nada Abbas moves up four places to a career-high ranking of No.12. Camille Serme drops to No.13, with El Tayeb and Tinne Gilis rounding out the top 15. Next comes Joshna Chinappa, who falls two spots to No.16, ahead of Tesni Evans who drops two places to No.17. Farida Mohamed and Sivasangari Subramaniam record career-high rankings of No.18 and No.19, respectively, while Hollie Naughton falls three places to No.20.
Malta’s Colette Sultana is the biggest riser on the women’s tour, moving up 149 places to No.276 after reaching the last 16 of the Qscan Sandgate Open.