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, Matthew leads Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour, with fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish – winner of last month’s KL Open – in 3rd place, and England’s James Willstrop at No4. The first riser in the new list is David Palmer (pic ri), the illustrious Australian who is a two-time World Open and four-time British Open champion. Hisham Ashour, the 28-year-old Egyptian who beat Palmer to lift the National Bank Financial Group Open title in Canada, rises to a career-high No14. Top-10 (inc. points average): 1. Nick Matthew (ENG, 1,568); 2. Ramy Ashour (EGY, 1,296); 3. Karim Darwish (EGY, 989); 4. James Willstrop (ENG, 897); 5. Amr Shabana (EGY, 832); 6. Greg Gaultier (FRA, 782); 7. Peter Barker (ENG, 618); 8. Thierry Lincou (FRA, 557); 9. Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY, 527); 10. Azlan Iskandar (MAS, 439).
Matthew extends world No1 lead!
Victory in last week’s 2nd PSA World Series event of the year has extended Englishman Nick Matthew’s (pic, le) lead at the top of the Men’s World Rankings. The 30-year-old moves into his 3rd successive month as world number one, holding off the challen…
Matthew retains world No1 position!
Nick Matthew (pic), who last month became the 1st Englishman for 6 years to top the world rankings, retains his No 1 position in July. Matthew tops an almost unchanged top 20, ahead of Egyptians Ramy Ashour, Amr Shabana, Karim Darwish, Frenchman Gregor…
$100,000 for eight players at the Squash Temple in Luxor!
It took Egypt’s Karim Darwish 5 points to claim the biggest prize for a squash competition ever. The world No.3 beat compatriot Ramy Ashour 5/4 in the final of the Red Bull Squash Temple in front on the famous temple in Luxor. After two days of pool …
Darwish and Ashour meet in an all-Egyptian semi-final!
Karim Darwish (pic le) secures his spot in the Hong Kong semi-finals by beating Frenchman Thierry Lincou (pic ri) after 40 minutes in straight games (11-9, 11-3, 11-9). Ramy Ashour follows his compatriot when he overcomes English James Willstrop (11-5,…