MEN’S OCTOBER WORLD RANKINGS

Shabana, the 29-year-old from Cairo who extends his unbroken reign as World No.1 to 31 months, is joined in the top six by fourth-placed Ramy Ashour, the now 21-year-old from Cairo, and Karim Darwish – the 27-year-old from Cairo who celebrates his highest ranking for more than four years by rising to No.6.
 
Shabana heads an unchanged top five, with Frenchman Gregory Gaultier in second place, ahead of England's James Willstrop at three; and Australia's British Open champion David Palmer at five.
 
Up to 11th place in the October list is Peter Barker, the Englishman who denied David Palmer a victory in his 50th Tour final appearance at the Merritt Properties Open in Baltimore. Barker clinched his second upset over the Australian in two weeks to secure the 12th Tour title of his career.
 
1 [1] Amr Shabana EGY
2 [2] Gregory Gaultier FRA
3 [3] James Willstrop ENG
4 [4] Ramy Ashour EGY
5 [5] David Palmer AUS
6 [7] Karim Darwish EGY
7 [8] Nick Matthew ENG
8 [6] Thierry Lincou FRA
9 [9] Wael El Hindi EGY
10 [10] Ong Beng Hee MAS
11 [12] Peter Barker ENG
12 [11] Mohd Azlan Iskandar MAS
13 [14] Adrian Grant ENG
14 [13] Lee Beachill ENG
15 [16] Olli Tuominen FIN
16 [15] Laurens Jan Anjema NED
17 [19] John White SCO
18 [17] Stewart Boswell AUS
19 [18] Cameron Pilley AUS
20 [23] Borja Golan ESP
 
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While Egypt’s Amr Shabana continues to head the Dunlop PSA Men's World Squash Rankings, it is his home nation that steals the headlines in the new October list published by the Professional Squash Association - with three Egyptians in the top six for the first time.