Miguel Rodriguez up to six as Shorbagy extends his lead at the top of the PSA rankings
By Squash Mad Reporter
Mohamed Elshorbagy marches on at the top of the PSA world rankings.
The 24-year-old Egyptian has maintained hold of the No.1 position on the PSA World Tour rankings for the fourth consecutive month, increasing his lead over No.2 Gregory Gaultier following his victory at the opening PSA World Series event of 2015, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.
His opponent in the final of the Tournament of Champions, England’s Nick Matthew, has risen to No.3 with previous incumbent Amr Shabana falling two places after his first round defeat at the Suburban Collection Motor City Open, PSA International 70 event.
That tournament was won by high-flying Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez (right), his biggest career triumph so far, and having also reached the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions the 29-year-old moves up to celebrate a career high World No.6 ranking in February.
Elsewhere in the top 20, Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet also celebrates a career high having continued his recent steady progression to reach World No.12.
Marwan Elshorbagy and Stephen Coppinger, the runner-up in Detroit, have moved up to equal their best ever rankings of No.14 and No.16, respectively.
The biggest riser in February is Armenian Ismail Rauf, as the 18-year-old moves up 234 places in the PSA Rankings to occupy the World No.236 spot.
Graphic and pictures courtesy of PSA, ToC and Motor City Open