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June World Rankings

Rodriguez rises as Egypt claim top four spots

Following his historic win at last month’s Allam British Open where he became the first South American player to win a PSA World Series title, Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez has risen eight places to World #6.

The 32-year-old from Bogota toppled top seeds and World #1 & #2 Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag in Hull to lift the prestigious British Open and now sits just two places below his 2015 career high of #4.

ElShorbagy maintains his position at the summit of the World Rankings ahead of Farag, younger brother Marwan and Tarek Momen, who moves up to a career-high #4 – marking the first time ever that Egyptian players have taken the first four spots on the men’s rankings.

Simon Rösner also enjoys a move up to a career-best ranking as he rises a spot to become the first German player ever to reach the world’s top five.

Rösner’s compatriot Raphael Kandra has risen 14 places to a career-high #23 ranking courtesy of a breathtaking run at the British Open which saw him battle through qualifying before shocking the likes of three-time World Champion Nick Matthew and Marwan ElShorbagy en route to a maiden World Series semi-final.

Elsewhere, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has dropped out of the top five for the first time since October 2011, with the 35-year-old falling three places to #7, which is his lowest ranking for almost 12 years.

Egyptian duo Karim Abdel Gawad and Ramy Ashour also move down, to #8 and #9, while New Zealand’s Paul Coll remains at #10.

Peru’s Diego Elias and India’s Saurav Ghosal both move up a place to claim the #11 and #12 spots, while England’s Nick Matthew drops to #13 ahead of his final ever tournament at next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals.

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