Ramy Ashour moves into his seventh successive month at the top of the Dunlop PSA Men's World Squash Rankings to establish his longest unbroken run as world number one in the July list published today by the Professional Squash Association.

The 25-year-old from Egypt first topped the rankings at the beginning of 2010. But it was in January this year that Ashour began his latest run as the world's highest-ranked player - one which saw him achieve the highest points average ever recorded, in April.

Ashour is the dominant force in world squash today after winning his eighth successive PSA World Tour title at the Allam British Open in May.

In an unchanged world top 20, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier holds onto second place - his highest ranking for more than a year - while Englishmen James Willstrop and Nick Matthew are at No3 and No4, respectively.

Egypt's strength on the world stage is emphatically demonstrated by the support Ashour has in the elite list, with five compatriots - Karim Darwish, Mohamed Elshorbagy, Amr Shabana, Tarek Momen and Omar Mosaad - occupying places 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11, respectively.

July 2013 top 20 (inc. points average):

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Pts

1

[1]

Ramy Ashour

EGY

1,761

2

[2]

Gregory Gaultier

FRA

1,109

3

[3]

James Willstrop

ENG

982

4

[4]

Nick Matthew

ENG

941

5

[5]

Karim Darwish

EGY

705

6

[6]

Mohamed Elshorbagy

EGY

674

7

[7]

Peter Barker

ENG

520

8

[8]

Amr Shabana

EGY

514

9

[9]

Borja Golan

ESP

471

10

[10]

Tarek Momen

EGY

459

11

[11]

Omar Mosaad

EGY

410

12

[12]

Simon Rosner

GER

347

13

[13]

Cameron Pilley

AUS

343

14

[14]

Daryl Selby

ENG

336

15

[15]

Alister Walker

BOT

310

16

[16]

Stephen Coppinger

RSA

268

17

[17]

Tom Richards

ENG

267

18

[18]

Laurens Jan Anjema

NED

265

19

[19]

Miguel Angel Rodriguez

COL

260

20

[20]

Saurav Ghosal

IND

259