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English Matthew top Squash world ranking, Egypt dominate

Egyptian stars dominate squash world ranking while English Matthew replaced Ashour on top

AFP, Thursday 30 Dec 2010
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English Nick Mattew beat Ramy Ashour
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England's newly crowned world champion Nick Matthew will start 2011 at the top of the squash world ranking, which was published by the Professional Squash Association on Thursday.

The 30-year-old moves up one place from second, leap-frogging Egyptian 23-year-old Ramy Ashour.

Matthew became the first British world squash champion after triumphing at the world championships in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Squash world ranking on January 1, 2011:
1. Nick Matthew (ENG) 1,418 points (+1)
2. Ramy Ashour (EGY) 1,222 (-1)
3. Karim Darwish (EGY) 1,018
4. James Willstrop (ENG) 925 (+1)
5. Amr Shabana (EGY) 758 (+1)
6. Gregory Gaultier (FRA) 747 (-2)
7. Thierry Lincou (FRA) 580
8. Peter Barker (ENG) 530
9. Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY) 416 (+1)
10. Daryl Selby (ENG) 407 (+3)
11. Cameron Pilley (AUS) 385 (+4)
12. Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 384 (-3)
13. Wael El Hindi (EGY) 369 (-1)
14. Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) 366 (+2)
15. Omar Mosaad (EGY) 335 (+2)
16. David Palmer (AUS) 314 (-5)
17. Adrian Grant (ENG) 298 (-3)
18. Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 272 (+11)
19. Stewart Boswell (AUS) 269
20. Alister Walker (ENG) 263

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