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Mohamed Elshorbagy Breaks PSA Rankings Points Record

2 Apr 2016

World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy has extended his current reign at the top of the PSA World Rankings to a fourth consecutive month, breaking the record for the highest ever points average in the process to assert his position as the most dominant player on the PSA World Tour.

The 25-year-old Egyptian, winner of the last five PSA World Series events in a row including the British Open last week, has recorded a points average of 2,150 - almost 300 points greater than the previous record of 1,872.5 set by compatriot and three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour in April 2013.

"It has been a crazy month for me," said Elshorbagy, who finds himself more than 500 points ahead of closest rival Gregory Gaultier.

"Winning the Windy City Open in Chicago for the first time and then defending the British Open title is amazing. It has been a crazy season.

"When I won four World Series titles last year I didn't know if I was going to be able to keep it up but to win five World Series tournaments in a row is a dream and I will keep working as hard as I can to keep it going.

"Ramy has held this record for a long time and he has changed our game so to be able to break that record is an achievement that I am very proud of."

After winning the Canary Wharf Classic in London in March, Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet moves up to a career high of World No.7 - while Egyptian Ali Farag, the 23-year-old Harvard graduate who defeated Nick Matthew to reach the quarter-finals of the British Open, moves up to a best-ever No.11.

Elsewhere inside the top 20, Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Spaniard Borja Golan, Hong Kong's Max Lee and Indian Saurav Ghosal all move up in the April PSA list.