Germany’s Simon Rosner rises to seven in the PSA rankings
By NATHAN CLARKE
The most successful German squash player of all time Simon Rösner has climbed an impressive three places in the May PSA World Tour rankings to occupy his highest position ever at World No.7.
The 27-year-old from Paderborn has been in sublime form so far in 2015, reaching the finals of both the Canary Wharf Classic and Grasshopper Cup.
He also made the last four of the CASE Swedish Open and his form takes him ahead of Egyptian trio Tarek Momen, Omar Mosaad and Amr Shabana.
Four-time world champion Shabana has plummeted four places to occupy the No.8 position following disappointing finishes at both the El Gouna International and Guggenheim Partners Windy City Open.
The 35-year-old ‘Maestro’ failed to reach the quarter-final stage in either event and finds himself in his lowest ranking in 12 months while compatriot Momen also falls three positions after disappointing first round exits at both the El Gouna International and Grasshopper Cup.
Elsewhere inside the top ten, Mohamed Elshorbagy maintains his stranglehold on the World No.1 ranking, retaining his position at the top of the ladder for a seventh consecutive month, while Peter Barker and Ramy Ashour both move up two places to No.6 and No.4, respectively.
Talented Egyptian prospect Fares Dessouki finds himself inside the top 20 for the first time in his career, reaching the No.19 position, while Mathieu Castagnet continues his recent surge through the ranks to claim a new career best of World No.11.
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