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.