| The Beast|
Marwan El Shorbagy
| Mohamed Hossam ElShorbagy|
January 12, 1991 (age 24)
Alexandria, Egypt (1991-01-12)
Ramy Ashour, Gregory Gaultier, Nick Matthew, Marwan El Shorbagy
Bristol, United Kingdom
Mohamed El Shorbagy Wikipedia
Mohamed El Shorbagy, (born January 12, 1991 in Alexandria) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in November 2014.
Elshorbagy enters the record books behind only Pakistani legends Jahangir and Jansher Khan, who both topped the charts aged 18, and compatriot Ramy Ashour who became number one aged 22, courtesy of his victory over Gaultier in the semi-finals of the 2014 Delaware Investments US Open and Nick Matthew's defeat to four-time World Champion Amr Shabana in the other last four encounter. "It feels unbelievable right now," said Elshorbagy. "It's been a dream to get to that spot and I can't believe I'm there right now. I came into this tournament knowing there was a big chance to get that World No.1 ranking for the first time in my life."
Mohamed El Shorbagy was the World junior squash champion in 2008 and 2009 and became only the second man, after Ramy Ashour to win the title twice.
In 2007, he became the first player to win his first PSA World Tour title at a 5-star event, the Indian Challenger No7.
He was a finalist at the 2012 World Championship beating James Willstrop in a five-game semifinal match but lost to fellow countrymen Ramy Ashour in the final in five games. He has also played in the PSA Series Finals twice but losing in round robin stage. His younger brother Marwan is also a talented squash player, featuring in the world top 25. In 2013 he made it to the semifinals at the Kuwait PSA Cup a World Series Platinum event.
In November 2013, he won the Qatar Classic beating Nick Matthew in the final, his first PSA World Series title. He also recently won the 2016 Tournament of Champions.
In 2014, El Shorbagy opened his year by making the semifinals of Tournament of champions; he lost to Grégory Gaultier in four games. In the PSA World Series Finals, El Shorbagy recorded his first win over Ramy Ashour, beating Ashour 11–5 11–5 in the round-robin stage. El Shorbagy lost a heartbreaking match against Tarek Momen after having match points. El Shorbagy beat James Willstrop 11–9 11–7, recording his second win in the round-robin stage and also qualifying him for the semifinals. In the semifinals El Shorbagy beat Nick Mathew in five games to reach the final. El Shorbagy was playing Ramy Ahsour, whom he beat earlier that week; Ashour recorded two wins after their match to qualify to the semis, and then Ashour beat Gaultier to set up a rematch. Ashour this time was the victor, winning in a tough 4 games. El Shorbagy made the semifinals of the Metro Squash Windy City Open, again losing to Gaultier in four games. El Shorbagy continued good form by making the final of the 2014 El Gouna International. He got revenge on Gaultier, beating him in four games, but lost in the final to countryman Ramy Ashour in four games.
El Shorbagy's family name is derived from an old Turkish military rank, Çorbacı.