One of Egypt’s best, Ali Farag claimed the World No.1 spot for the first time since January 2020 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for November were released today.

The 28-year-old Harvard-graduate captured the CIB PSA Egyptian Open title in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza a fortnight ago and his run to the final in Cairo saw him end rival Mohamed ElShorbagy’s nine-month reign atop the World Rankings.

ElShorbagy drops down to No.2 but may have the opportunity to retake the top spot if he wins the Qatar Classic – which starts today in Doha – and Farag fails to reach the final of the PSA World Tour Platinum event.