By SEAN REUTHE
Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has retained his World No.1 spot for the second month in succession after the release of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for July featured an unchanged top 20.
Gaultier is joined by former World No.1s Karim Abdel Gawad, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nick Matthew in the top five, with Egypt’s Ali Farag staying in the No.5 spot.
England’s James Willstrop – a finalist at last month’s Men’s PSA Dubai World Series Finals – remains at No.6, while an Egyptian quartet of Marwan ElShorbagy, Ramy Ashour, Tarek Momen and Fares Dessouky round off the top 10.
Germany’s Simon Rösner, who reached the last four in Dubai, stays at No.11, with Mohamed Abouelghar taking the last place inside the top 15. Diego Elias of Peru and South Africa’s Stephen Coppinger round off the top 20.
The biggest risers were El Salvador’s Abrego Aguilar and Costa Rica’s Sebastian Jiminez Benavides, who both enjoyed an increase of 172 places from joint No.513 to equal No.341 after they made their PSA World Tour debuts at the Costa Rica Open.
PSA Men’s World Rankings Top 20 – July 2017:
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