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 challenge of world No2 Ramy Ashour (pic ri). In an unchanged top six, Egypt’s Karim Darwish retains his third position ahead of England’s James Willstrop at four, with Egyptian Amr Shabana in fifth place, and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier at six. Top-ten rankings: 1. Nick Matthew (ENG, 1,568); 2. Ramy Ashour (EGY, 1,384); 3. Karim Darwish (EGY, 959); 4. James Willstrop (ENG, 897); 5. Amr Shabana (EGY, 832); 6. Gregory Gaultier (FRA, 790); 7. Peter Barker (ENG, 595); 8. Thierry Lincou (FRA, 557); 9. Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY, 500); 10. Azlan Iskandar (MAS, 439).
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…
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,…
Selby scored the best win of his career!
While Daryl Selby celebrated the best win of his career when he recorded his first ever victory over England team-mate Nick Matthew, the 5th seeded Frenchman Greg Gaultier (pic red) beats England’s Adrian Grant (pic blue) 11-3, 11-4, 11-6. Egyptians Am…
World top two to content into Canberra final!
Top seeds Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour (pic ri) will fight out the Australian Open final after contrasting semi-finals. Nick Matthew celebrated a straight games win (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) over fellow Englishman James Willstrop. Matthew looked incredibly re…