England’s Nick Matthew (pic front) holds onto his No1 position in the September Dunlop PSA Men’s World Rankings, despite losing to his Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour (pic back) in last month’s Australian Open final. It was the pair’s 3rd clash this year in the climax in Canberra – and world No2 Ashour avenged his earlier defeat to win in 5 games. Next chance for Ashour to pull back on the 50 points separating him from Matthew will be the ROWE British Grand Prix (19th – 25th of September). September 2011 top 15 (inc. points average): 1  Nick Matthew ENG 1,281; 2  Ramy Ashour EGY 1,231; 3  Karim Darwish EGY 882; 4  James Willstrop ENG 856; 5  Amr Shabana EGY 726; 6  Greg Gaultier FRA 704; 7  Peter Barker ENG 550; 8  David Palmer AUS 485; 9  Mohamed El Shorbagy EGY 470; 10  Thierry Lincou FRA 429; 11  Daryl Selby ENG 391; 12  Laurens Jan Anjema NED 385; 13  Azlan Iskandar MAS 370; 14  Omar Mosaad EGY 356; 15  Hisham Ashour EGY 355.
Ramy Ashour reclaims World No1 position!
As predicted by his victory in last week’s Hong Kong Open, Egypt’s Ramy Ashour (pic) has reclaimed the world no.1 ranking in the September world rankings. The 22-year-old from Cairo first secured the top spot in January this year – but was replaced in …
Nick Matthew’s makes 5th month as World No1!
England’s Nick Matthew (pic le) moves into his 5th successive month as world No1, according to the May PSA Men’s World Rankings. The world champion heads an unchanged top ten, with Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour at No2; fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish – winn…
Matthew and Ashour set up dream Canberra climax!
World No1 Nick Matthew ended local hero David Palmer’s fairytale run in the Australian Open to set up a dream final with world No2 Ramy Ashour in the 3rd PSA World Series event of the year. Englishman Matthew recorded a ruthless 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 semi-f…
Matthew extends World No1 lead!
The Canary Wharf Classic title success in London last month has extended Englishman Nick Matthew’s (pic, le) lead at the top of the Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, according to the April list published today by the PSA. In an unchanged top ten,…
“Quick Nick” downed Ashour to take Australian title!
England’s Nick Matthew (pic le) showed just why he is ranked world no.1 when he downed Egypt’s Ramy Ashour (pic ri) in straight games after 58 dramatic minutes of the Australian Open in Canberra. The end of 1st game was the crucial point of the mat…