Egypt’s Mostafa Asal has qualified for the season-ending 2021-22 PSA World Tour Finals following his US Open PSA Platinum victory, while Nouran Gohar has strengthened her lead at the top of the women’s standings.
The PSA World Tour Finals includes both a men’s and women’s tournament featuring eight players each and brings together all PSA World Tour Platinum title winners. Any remaining places are allocated to the highest ranked players on the Road to Egypt Standings, with points on offer at all PSA World Tour events during the season.
Asal, who won the World Tour Finals title last season, has moved up to third place and has secured his place at the tournament, which will take place in Cairo in June, following his victory last night over former World Champion Tarek Momen at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center as he claimed his maiden Platinum title.
World No.1 Ali Farag still leads the way at the top of the men’s standings with 6,985 points and had already secured his place following his Platinum win at the Egyptian Open earlier this season.
New Zealand’s Paul Coll sits in third place, while the rest of the top eight includes Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.4), Momen (No.5), Peru’s Diego Elias (No.6), Wales’ Joel Makin (No.7) and Marwan ElShorbagy rounds off the top eight.
In the women’s standings, World No.2 Gohar remains top with 7,740 points and has strengthened her lead following her victory last night at the US Open in Philadelphia.
The Egyptian had already qualified for the World Tour Finals following her win at the Egyptian Open in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza in September and her victory over El Hammamy last night made it back-to-back Platinum victories for the 24-year-old.
World No.1 Nour El Sherbini sits in second place with 5,660 points and is closely followed by last season’s World Tour Finals winner El Hammamy with 5,240 points.
USA’s Amanda Sobhy moves up to fourth place following her win last month at the Oracle NetSuite Open PSA World Tour Gold event, while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry (No.5), Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.6), New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.7) and Rowan Elaraby complete the top eight.
The next PSA World Tour event will be the men’s Qatar Q-Terminals Classic PSA Platinum tournament between 17-23 October.
The 21-22 PSA World Tour Finals are planned to take place in June 2022 in Cairo.