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Finn Tuominen Flies Back Into World Top Twenty

1 Jun 2011

Flying Finn Olli Tuominen makes a welcome return to the world top 20 after a 20-month absence, according to the June Dunlop PSA Men's World Squash Rankings published today by the Professional Squash Association.

An unchanged top ten sees England's Nick Matthew maintain his 2011 grip on the world number one ranking - the 30-year-old from Sheffield taking up his sixth successive month at the top.

But, after winning the Hurghada International on home soil last month, Egyptian rival Ramy Ashour has taken his PSA World Tour title total to 20, and narrowed the gap behind Matthew at No2.

Meanwhile, fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish is in third place and England's James Willstrop at No4.

After a slump in form which saw his ranking slip to 25, Olli Tuominen enjoyed a sensational run in Hurghada - where he upset both Frenchman Thierry Lincou, the world No8, and Egypt's former world No13 Mohammed Abbas to reach the event's semi-finals unseeded.

The former world No13 from Helsinki moves up two places to No20, thereby making his first appearance in the world top 20 since September 2009.

But Omar Mosaad has also consolidated his status as the sixth highest-ranked Egyptian by rising to a career-high world No14. The 23-year-old from Cairo celebrated his third PSA World Tour final appearance of the year at the Kolkata International in India in April, and last month reached the Hurghada International quarter-finals unseeded.

June 2011 top 20 (inc. points average):

1 [1] Nick Matthew ENG 1,380
2 [2] Ramy Ashour EGY 1,331
3 [3] Karim Darwish EGY 959
4 [4] James Willstrop ENG 897
5 [5] Amr Shabana EGY 832
6 [6] Gregory Gaultier FRA 743
7 [7] Peter Barker ENG 596
8 [8] Thierry Lincou FRA 487
9 [9] Mohamed El Shorbagy EGY 470
10 [10] Mohd Azlan Iskandar MAS 432
11 [11] David Palmer AUS 418
12 [12] Daryl Selby ENG 407
13 [14] Hisham Mohd Ashour EGY 357
14 [16] Omar Mosaad EGY 356
15 [15] Laurens Jan Anjema NED 348
16 [13] Wael El Hindi EGY 339
17 [17] Cameron Pilley AUS 332
18 [18] Adrian Grant ENG 279
19 [19] Alister Walker BOT 263
20 [22] Olli Tuominen FIN 263

For full list - see www.psa-squash.com