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
CIB World Champion 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.
Ali, 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, and Mostafa Asal at No.4.
CIB Tarek Momen remains at No.6 ahead of CIB Mazen Hesham (8), CIB Marwan ElShorbagy, and CIB Fares Dessouky who stays at No.10.
CIB Youssef Ibrahim moves up to a joint career-high ranking at No.11, while CIB Karim Abdel Gawad sits at No.13. CIB Youssef Soliman (No.17), CIB Mohamed Abouelghar (No.18).
El Tayeb Returns to Top 20 in PSA Women’s World Rankings
CIB 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 Farida 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 CIB Salma Hany and World No.3 CIB 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 CIB Nouran Gohar holds onto the World No.1 spot for a third successive month ahead of El Sherbini and El Hammamy.
There is a move up the rankings for CIB Rowan Elaraby, who moves up one spot to a career-high ranking of No.7, switching places with Salma Hany.
Nada Abbas moves up four places to a career-high ranking of No.12, with CIB Nour El Tayeb at 14. To be noted that Farida Mohamed reaches a record career-high rankings of No.18.