List of PSA men's number 1 ranked players

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This article is a list of PSA men's number 1 ranked players in the Official Men's Squash World Ranking.

The PSA Ranking are the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) merit-based method for determining the world rankings in men's squash. The top-ranked player is the player who, over the previous 12 months, has garnered the most PSA ranking points. Points are awarded based on how far a player advances in tournaments and the category of those tournaments. The PSA has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since January 1975.

An updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each month.

Number 1 ranked Professional Squash Association (PSA) players[edit]

The statistics are updated only when the PSA website revises its rankings (usually every first of each month).
Key
* Current number 1 player as of April, 2017[1]
PSA Men's Ranking record
Jahangir Khan has spent a total of 94 months and 72 consecutive months at the top of the PSA rankings, the most of any player.
No. Country Name Start date End date Months Accumulated total
1  PAK Qamar Zaman January 1975 January 1976 13 13
2  AUS Geoff Hunt February 1976 December 1980 59 59
 PAK Qamar Zaman (2) January 1981 December 1981 13 25
3  PAK Jahangir Khan January 1982 December 1987 72 72
4  PAK Jansher Khan January 1988 October 1988 10 10
 PAK Jahangir Khan (2) November 1988 October 1989 12 84
 PAK Jansher Khan (2) November 1989 February 1990 4 14
 PAK Jahangir Khan (3) March 1990 April 1990 2 86
 PAK Jansher Khan (3) May 1990 June 1990 2 16
 PAK Jahangir Khan (4) July 1990 October 1990 4 90
 PAK Jansher Khan (4) November 1990 December 1991 14 30
 PAK Jahangir Khan (5) January 1992 April 1992 4 94
 PAK Jansher Khan (5) May 1992 June 1993 14 44
5  AUS Chris Dittmar July 1993 August 1993 2 2
 PAK Jansher Khan (7) September 1993 January 1998 53 97
6  SCO Peter Nicol February 1998 April 1999 15 15
7  CAN Jonathon Power May 1999 September 1999 5 5
 SCO Peter Nicol (2) October 1999 October 1999 1 16
 CAN Jonathon Power (2) November 1999 January 2000 3 8
 SCO Peter Nicol (3) February 2000 March 2001 14 30
 CAN Jonathon Power (3) April 2001 July 2001 4 12
 ENG Peter Nicol (4) August 2001 August 2001 1 31
8  AUS David Palmer September 2001 December 2001 4 4
 ENG Peter Nicol (5) January 2002 December 2003 24 55
9  FRA Thierry Lincou January 2004 February 2004 2 2
10  SCO John White March 2004 April 2004 2 2
 ENG Peter Nicol (6) May 2004 September 2004 5 60
11  ENG Lee Beachill October 2004 December 2004 3 3
 FRA Thierry Lincou (2) January 2005 December 2005 12 14
 CAN Jonathon Power (4) January 2006 January 2006 1 13
 AUS David Palmer (2) February 2006 February 2006 1 5
 CAN Jonathon Power (5) March 2006 March 2006 1 14
12  EGY Amr Shabana April 2006 December 2008 33 33
13  EGY Karim Darwish January 2009 October 2009 10 10
14  FRA Grégory Gaultier November 2009 November 2009 1 1
 EGY Karim Darwish (2) December 2009 December 2009 1 11
15  EGY Ramy Ashour January 2010 May 2010 5 5
16  ENG Nick Matthew June 2010 August 2010 3 3
 EGY Ramy Ashour (2) September 2010 December 2010 4 9
 ENG Nick Matthew (2) January 2011 January 2012 12 15
17  ENG James Willstrop January 2012 January 2012 1 1
 ENG Nick Matthew (3) February 2012 February 2012 1 16
 ENG James Willstrop (2) March 2012 December 2012 10 11
 EGY Ramy Ashour (3) January 2013 December 2013 12 21
 ENG Nick Matthew (4) January 2014 January 2014 1 17
 ENG
 FRA
Nick Matthew (=)
Grégory Gaultier (2)
February 2014 February 2014 1 18
2
 ENG Nick Matthew (=) March 2014 March 2014 1 19
 FRA Grégory Gaultier (3) April 2014 October 2014 7 9
18  EGY Mohamed El Shorbagy November 2014 November 2015 13 13
 FRA Grégory Gaultier (4) December 2015 December 2015 1 10
 EGY Mohamed El Shorbagy (2) January 2016 March 2017 15 28
 FRA Grégory Gaultier (5) April 2017 Present 1 11

Accumulated totals are bolded on each player's final streak.
As of April, 2017.

Months at number 1[edit]

Key
Bold The current World No. 1 player
* Active streak as of April, 2017
double-dagger Active players

As of April, 2017

Note: Active streak is in bold.

Months at no. 1 by country[edit]

Country No. of
players
No. of
months
Players
1.  Pakistan 3 216 Jansher Khan, Jahangir Khan, Qamar Zaman
2.  Egypt 4 93 Amr Shabana, Mohamed El Shorbagy, Ramy Ashour, Karim Darwish
3.  England 4 66 Peter Nicol, Nick Matthew, James Willstrop, Lee Beachill
=  Australia 3 66 Geoff Hunt, David Palmer, Chris Dittmar
5.  Scotland 2 32 Peter Nicol, John White
6.  France 2 25 Thierry Lincou, Grégory Gaultier
7.  Canada 1 14 Jonathon Power

As of April, 2017

Players who were ranked World no. 1 without having won a World Championship[edit]

Player Date of first No. 1 position Num. of months No. 1 First World Open final Number of finals
Pakistan Qamar Zaman * January, 1975 25 1977 (vs.Australia Geoff Hunt) 4
Australia Chris Dittmar July, 1993 2 1983 (vs.Pakistan Jahangir Khan) 5
Scotland John White March, 2004 2 2002 (vs.Australia David Palmer) 1
England Lee Beachill October, 2004 3 2004 (vs.France Thierry Lincou) 1
Egypt Karim Darwish January, 2009 11 2008 (vs.Egypt Ramy Ashour) 1
England James Willstrop January, 2012 11 2010 (vs.England Nick Matthew) 1
Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy November, 2014 28 2012 (vs.Egypt Ramy Ashour) 2

Note:

  • Qamar Zaman won the British Open in 1975 (considered as the World Open on that year before its inception in 1976).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PSA World Rankings". psaworldtour.com. Professional Squash Association (PSA). Retrieved January 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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