Although Shorbagy came in second during the PSA World Championships to fellow Egyptian Ali Farag, his participation allowed him to edge ahead in points with the World Squash Federation's rankings.
Egyptian squash player, Mohamed El Shorbagy, has claimed the top spot on the World Squash Federation’s international rankings for the month of August, snatching the position from fellow Egyptian, Ali Farag, who sat at number one for nine consecutive months.
Although Farag emerged victorious during the PSA World Championships in Chicago, where he and Shorbagy went head to head during the finals, Shorbagy was able to edge his way to the top of the rankings based on the points he needed to pick up during the competition.
Farag fell to the number two spot as a result, while Tarek Momen came in third, followed by New Zealand’s Paul Coll. If that wasn’t a dominant enough showing for the nation, more Egyptians were included in the top ten, including Marwan El Shorbagy (5), Karim Abdel Gawad (6) and Fares Dessouky (7).