At nine in the world, Simon Rosner is the highest-ranked German player of all time
By NATHAN CLARKE
German Simon Rösner has become the highest ranked German squash player of all time overtaking previous incumbent Hansi Wiens after moving up to a career high World No.9 in the March PSA World Rankings.
The imposing man from Paderborn has reached the quarter-final or better in seven of his last eight PSA World Tour events, breaking into the top 10 for the first time in November 2014, and his consistency has seen him rewarded with further progression as he continues to build towards the top five.
Rösner’s progression means Egyptian Omar Mosaad moves up to occupy the World No.10 position, with Spaniard Borja Golan dropping out, to ensure heavy Egyptian presence atop the rankings – with five of the top ten players hailing from the region.
Elsewhere in the top 20, South African Stephen Coppinger has moved up to a career high World No.15 while training partner Max Lee also moves up one place to No.16, equalling his best ever ranking. Australian Cameron Pilley the only other man to move up this month, climbing one place to 18.
Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy maintain his hold on the World No.1 ranking for a fifth consecutive month, a position he’ll be hoping to strengthen at the on-going PSA Wold Series, 2015 Windy City Openpresented by Guggenheim Partners and EquiTrust Life Insurance.
PSA World Rankings: Top 20 – March 2015
Graphic courtesy of PSA