Elshorbagy tops the PSA World Ranking and wins in all-Egyptian US Open final
Egyptian squash player Mohamed Elshorbagy is now the fourth youngest player ever to become World No. 1 in squash after overtaking Frenchman Gregory Gaultier.
Elshorbagy will top the PSA World Rankings starting November 1 after enjoying the most successful week of his career by winning the 2014 Delaware Investments US Open at Philadelphia’s Drexel University.
"I'm feeling so happy right now," said Elshorbagy after his victorious win. "I just can't believe what has happened. It's just been such an unbelievable week for me — I knew I could become number one coming into this tournament but I didn't think both things would happen.”
Elshorbagy went up against fellow Egyptian squash player Amr Shabana on October 18, making it an all-Egyptian US Open final. Elshorbagy beat out Shabana, extending his winning-streak to 18-matches, by winning a 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 victory.
Born in Alexandria and based out of Bristol, England, Elshorbagy beat out the previous PSA World No. 1 Gaultier at the 2014 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Squash Open on August 31.
Elshorbagy will play next in the 2014 Qatar PSA World Series Championship.
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