Pilley’s ranking dips as Egyptians squash their rivals
YAMBA player Cameron Pilley has slipped to No.19 in the latest world rankings released earlier this week.
Pilley dropped two spots in the official Professional Squash Association world rankings after bowing out in the round of 16 at the recent Tournament of Champions in New York.
The 32-year-old survived a titanic opening encounter with Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad, eventually prevailing 12-10 11-13 11-8 12-10 after a marathon 79 minutes. In the next round however Pilley succumbed 11-8 11-6 5-11 11-9 to Gawad's countryman Amr Shabana.
Egyptian Mohamed Elshorbagy eventually won tournament, downing Englishman Nick Matthew to retain the world No.1 ranking for a fourth consecutive month.
Frenchman Gregory Gaultier remains No.2 while Matthew rose to one position to No.3 and Shabana, who lost to Elshorbagy in the semi-finals, slipped two spots to No.5.
Ramy Ashour is ranked No.4 to cement Egypt's dominance of the sport.