Latest Professional Squash Assocation (PSA) Men's World Rankings

September 26 2023

Egyptian squash player Aly Abou Eleinen has achieved a significant milestone in his career by breaking into the top 20 of the PSA Men's World Rankings for the first time. This remarkable ascent in the rankings can be attributed to the expiration of points earned from the 2022 CIB Egyptian Open, which triggered several movements within the top 20.

Aly Abou Eleinen, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has seized this opportunity to rise in the rankings, benefiting from Greg Lobban's descent in the standings. Notably, Eleinen's journey to the top 20 commenced from a ranking outside the top 50 just one year ago. His consistent and impressive performance over the past 12 months has propelled him to this remarkable achievement. Eleinen is now set to compete in the upcoming U.S. Squash Open, scheduled for the 7th to 14th October, where he will undoubtedly aim to further solidify his position.

Meanwhile, England's Mohamed ElShorbagy has reclaimed his spot in the top three, following a brief two-week absence from this elite group. His resurgence can be attributed to the revaluation of points, particularly Mostafa Asal's loss of semi-final points from the previous year's CIB Egyptian Open. ElShorbagy is determined to narrow the gap between himself and the top two players, Ali Farag and Diego Elias, as he prepares for his upcoming participation in the U.S. Squash Open next month.

Welshman Joel Makin has also made notable strides in the rankings, reaching the eighth position after an impressive run to the semi-finals of the QTerminals Qatar Squash Classic two weeks ago. This achievement places him just one spot behind his career-high ranking. Conversely, former World Champion Tarek Momen has experienced a decline in his ranking during this period.

Colombian veteran Miguel Rodriguez has embarked on an upward trajectory, ascending to World No.13. The 37-year-old has exchanged positions with Egypt's Fares Dessouky, who now occupies the 14th spot in the rankings.

Scottish No.1 Greg Lobban has claimed a coveted place amongst the world's top 20 players. The achievement marks a career-defining moment for the 31-year-old squash player, as he attains the No.19 spot in the newly unveiled PSA World Rankings.

Previously, Lobban had flirted with the upper echelons of the squash world, having achieved a career-high ranking of World No.21 in both 2020 and 2021. However, his recent rise is underpinned by a remarkable performance at last week’s QTerminals Qatar Squash Classic 2023 in Doha where he defied the odds by advancing to the quarter-finals. Notably, in the third round, Lobban orchestrated a stunning upset, dispatching the No.7 seed, Victor Crouin.

Welsh No.1 Joel Makin, whose remarkable journey a the QTerminals Qatar Squash Classic 2023 saw him reach the semi-finals of the competition where he eventually succumbed to the relentless prowess of World No.1 Ali Farag, has propelled him to the No.9 spot in the latest PSA World Rankings.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Mohamed ElSherbini continues his upward trajectory in the rankings, inching up one more spot to World No.15.

Another compelling storyline within the PSA World Rankings unfolds as Egyptian duo Mohamed Abouelghar and Youssef Ibrahim stage impressive comebacks from injuries. Both players have managed to maintain their fitness throughout the season and given their undeniable skills, are poised to challenge the top 20 ranks. Currently, Mohamed Abouelghar and Youssef Ibrahim stand at No.33 and 34, respectively, eager to make their mark on the squash world.

In this dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of professional squash, Greg Lobban's historic rise to the top 20, Joel Makin's valiant quest for supremacy, and the persistent ascent of Egyptian talents signal an exciting chapter in the sport's history. As these players continue to push the boundaries of excellence, the global squash community eagerly anticipates the next thrilling chapters in their journeys.

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The latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men's World Rankings has seen Mazen Hesham of Egypt reclaim his career-high World No.7 position. Mazen Hesham's exceptional performance in the group stage of the CIB PSA World Tour Finals, where he secured two wins, has propelled him ahead of France's Victor Crouin, who now sits at World No.8.

Ali Farag holds the coveted World No.1 with Diego Elias of Peru maintaining his position at World No.2.

England's Mohamed ElShorbagy ranks at World No.3, and Mostafa Asal of Egypt, the victorious player in the CIB PSA World Tour Finals, solidifies his position at World No.4.

Meanwhile, Swiss player Dimitri Steinmann has reentered the top 25 in the men's rankings, surpassing Mexico's Leonel Cardenas.

Additionally, Spain's Bernat Jaume has climbed one spot in the men's rankings following his victory at the HSC International Open in Houston.

Overall, the latest PSA Men's World Rankings highlight the fierce competition and impressive achievements within the world of squash.