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Mohamed ElShorbagy
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Egypt

World Ranking:
1
World Series Ranking:
1
Birthplace:
Alexandria, Egypt
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Mohamed ElShorbagy Profile
Date of Birth 12th January, 1991
Height (cm) 185
Weight (kg) 82
Residence Bristol, England
Coach Rodney Martin, Hadrian Stiff
Interests Coffee, Reading
Racket Sponsor Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
String Sponsor Tecnifibre DNAMX
Clothing Sponsor Tecnifibre
Other Sponsors Red Bull, Channel VAS, ROWE Motor Oil

One of the most talented players on the PSA World Tour, Mohamed ElShorbagy has flown up the world rankings since joining the PSA in 2006 as a 15-year old schoolboy under the tutelage of the legendary Jonah Barrington.
The Alexandria-born star rose to prominence in 2007 after he became the first player in history to secure a maiden PSA World Tour title at a five star event. He then entered the record books again soon after, becoming only the second man after Ramy Ashour to win the World Junior Championship twice when he triumphed in 2008 and 2009.
The Egyptian came close to winning the senior World Championship in 2012 after besting James Willstrop in a five-game semi-final thriller but lost out to compatriot Ashour in the final. In 2013 he claimed his first World Series win in the Qatar Classic and exhibited some supreme form throughout the 2014 campaign, winning five events including World Series tournaments at the Hong Kong and US Opens.
The latter in particular was significant because it elevated ElShorbagy to World No.1 for the first time in his career, courtesy of his victory over Gregory Gaultier in the semi-final, becoming the fourth youngest player to reach the milestone. He lost a second World Championship final, against compatriot Ashour, during the 2014 tournament in Qatar in what was dubbed one of the greatest squash matches ever.
The Egyptian recovered from his World Championship heartbreak to lift the Tournament of Champions title in January 2015 and, after finishing runner-up at both the Windy City Open and the El Gouna International, he won the British Open for the first time in his career, beating Gaultier in the final. ElShorbagy lifted the British Grand Prix title in September 2015 before celebrating 12 months at the summit of the World Rankings the following month.
After claiming another PSA World Series triumph at the Qatar Classic in November, he dropped out of the World Championship at third round stage after a shock exit to James Willstrop as his search for the sport’s biggest prize continued. However, a spell-binding run of form from December 2015 to April 2016 saw ElShorbagy dominate the PSA World Tour, bringing him up to six successive World Series title wins, including defending his crown at the British Open after ending a four-match winless run against Ashour.
During that period, ElShorbagy also broke Ashour’s record for the highest ever World Rankings points average in April, a record he then shattered again a month later. A superb season was rounded off in style when he was crowned the 2016 PSA Men’s Player of the Year.
ElShorbagy started the 2016/17 season fairly strongly with another victory at the U.S. Open, but he missed out on becoming the first player to win the Qatar Classic on three successive occasions after a final defeat to compatriot Karim Abdel Gawad - just a month after Gawad had beaten him in the World Championship semi-final.
However, the following month saw ElShorbagy become only the third Egyptian player to spend a whole year at the summit of the World Rankings after he topped the December 2016 World Rankings. ElShorbagy suffered a slump in form during the 2016/17 season with the former World No.1 suffering from his longest title drought in three years. The Egyptian lost in the semi-final of the British Open to England’s Nick Matthew and then exited at the quarter final stage of the El Gouna International Squash Open after defeat by young brother, Marwan. 
However, ElShorbagy’s fortunes changed at the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals as he downed England’s James Willstrop 3-0 in the final to finish the season on a high with a title. The Egyptian's 2017/18 season got off to an unbelievable start, winning seven of his first nine tournaments. He won the Oracle NetSuite Open and Channel VAS Championships, sandwiching a runners-up finish at the US Open.
The Beast then reeled off victories at the Qatar Classic, Hong Kong Open and the PSA World Championships. Titles at the Windy City Open and Canary Wharf Classic also followed in the season. He finished runner-up at the Grasshopper Cup and the British Open, before starting the 2018/19 season with another 2nd place finish, this time at the Oracle NetSuite Open. ElShorbagy took victory at the US Open, beating Simon Rösner in the final, before retaining his Hong Kong Open title. He finished runner-up at the Tournament of Champions to start 2019.
After losing the World No.1 spot to Ali Farag, ElShorbagy bounced back with tournament wins at the Grasshopper Cup and the British Open, along with a runner-up finish at the DPD Open. ‘The Beast’ started the 2019-2020 campaign with two titles. He took victory at the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open, before then also claiming the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco later that month. He then finished runner-up at both the U.S. Open and the Channel VAS Championships before securing a third title of the season at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York.
ElShorbagy claimed the World No.1 spot for a fourth time in his career in February following his victory at Grand Central Terminal, and backed it up with a win over his predecessor, Ali Farag, in the final of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic in London, in what was the final men’s match on the PSA World Tour before the enforced COVID-19 suspension.

Results

Manchester Open 2020 16 - 22 Sep PSA World Tour Silver Event

Grasshopper Cup 2020 17 - 22 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic 2020 08 - 13 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

The Windy City Open 2020 presented by the Walter Family 27 Feb - 04 Mar PSA World Tour Platinum Event

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2020 09 - 17 Jan PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Channel VAS Championships at St. George's Hill 2019 19 - 24 Nov PSA World Tour Gold Event

PSA Men's World Championship 2019-2020 08 - 15 Nov PSA World Championships Event

2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships 05 - 12 Oct PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Oracle NetSuite Open 2019 24 - 30 Sep PSA World Tour Gold Event

J.P. Morgan China Squash Open 2019 04 - 08 Sep PSA World Tour Gold Event

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