Rankings: ElShorbagy back on top, Nour El Sherbini still No1

Mohamed ElShorbagy has returned to the top of the men’s PSA World Rankings for the fifth time in his career after he overtook compatriot CIB Ali Farag to reach the No.1 spot.

ElShorbagy has now recorded 50 months of his career at the summit of the PSA men’s World Rankings following his semi-final victory over New Zealand’s Paul Coll at the PSA World Championships last month which saw him take back the No.1 spot that he lost to Farag in October 2020.

ElShorbagy is the fifth longest-serving male World No.1 of all time, with his 50 months atop the rankings only bettered by Jansher Khan, Jahangir Khan, Peter Nicol and Geoff Hunt.

Ali moves down to No.2, while CIB Tarek Momen stays at No.3, and CIB Marwan ElShorbagy still at No.5.

CIB Karim Abdel Gawad is No.6, CIB Fares Dessouky No.7, Mostafa Asal No.9. Mazen Hesham rises two places to a joint career-high of No.13, Zahed Salem is No.15, while CIB Mohamed Abouelghar drops to No.16, followed by Omar Mosaad (No.17).

Golden Boy Youssef Ibrahim breaks into the top 20 for the first time in his career as he rises six places to No.18.

Nour El Sherbini won her fifth World Championship crown in Chicago a few days ago, and the 25-year-old remains at World No.1 ahead of the woman she beat in the final, CIB Nouran Gohar. The Terminator Nouran would have taken the World No.1 spot had she beaten El Sherbini in the title decider.

Nour has now recorded 41 months in total at World No.1, meaning she surpasses Australia’s Sarah Fitz-Gerald to become the fourth longest-reigning women’s World No.1, behind Nicol David, Susan Devoy and Michelle Martin.

CIB Nour El Tayeb remains at No.3 after giving birth to Farida Ali Farag on the 11th July in Chicago.

Bad news for CIBTeam Hania El Hammamy after falling two spots to No.7 as she swaps places with Amanda Sobhy, now number 5. CIB Salma Hany takes No.9 spot.

CIB Rowan Elaraby is now No.12) while Yathreb Adel moves up a place to No.15. Nadine Shahin secures a career-high ranking of No.16.