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Mohamed Elshorbagy currently ranks #1 squash player in the world. Elshorbagy, originally from Alexandria, Egypt, joined the PSA in 2006 at only 15-years old. Only one year later, he became the first player to ever secure a maiden PSA World Tour title at a five star event. Since the beginning of his squash career, Elshorbagy has broken world records and continues to lead one of the most impressive athletic records in history.
In 2008 and 2009, Elshorbagy became the second man after Ramy Ashour to place first in the World Junior Squash Championships twice in a row. In 2013, he won the Qatar Classic World Series and continued his stellar record in the 2014 campaign, where he won five events. Of these events, Elshorbagy won the World Series tournaments at the US Open and Hong Kong.
2014 marked an incredibly significant year for Elshorbagy. After beating Gregory Gaultier in the US Open’s semi-final, Elshorbagy was officially ranked #1 in the world for Squash and became the fourth youngest player to do so. In the PSA World Series Finals, he beat Ramy Ashour for the first time in the round robin stage, winning 11-5 twice in a row. Elshorbagy also beat James Willstrop 11-9 and 11-7, which qualified him for the semifinals. He won against Nick Mathew in five separate games to reach the PSA World Series final, but ended up losing to Ashour overall.
In 2014, Elshorbagy made it to the semifinals of the Metro Squash Windy City Open. He unfortunately lost to Gaultier in four games, but continued his good form and made the final of El Gouna International’s final, beating GAultier in four games.
Elshorbagy also has a talented younger brother, Marwan, who ranks in the world’s top 25 for squash. Marwan made it to the Kuwait PSA Cup World Series Platinum event semi-finals.
Elshorbagy deserves to be recognized for his admirable athleticism and natural talent for the game of squash. At just 24 years old, he has made history more than once and will continue to be the player to watch for the next few years. For more information about Mohamed Elshorbagy, check out his page on PSA World Tour’s website here.
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