the Indianapolis 500 running under the yellow flag, the PSA tour went
through another month with virtually no action for the top ranked players.
This meant that David Palmer, completely out of action due to a ruptured
appendix, was able to maintain his world #2 position as none of the top
five saw ranking action.
action did happen on the world tour, were smaller tournaments that gave
the second echelon pros good opportunities to gain valuable ranking ground.
Principal movers this month were Pakistani Mansoor Zaman, who rode some
strong results in Qatar and Pakistan to move from #14 to #11.
is the first Pakistani since Amjad Khan precipitously dropped out of the
rankings 3 1/2 years ago, to reach the all-important top 12.
three Frenchman appeared in the men’s world top twenty for the first time
Lincou burst into the top ten in September 2001 and has maintained a place
in the top eight since that date. The French champion, who led his
country to the European Team Championships’ final for the fourth successive
year on Sunday, is joined in the world elite by fellow Parisian Renan
Lavigne, at No20, and Gregory Gaultier, the twice European Junior Champion
from Aix-en-Provence who makes his top twenty debut at 18.
David Palmer maintains his position at No2 in the new list, ahead
of Canada’s Jonathon Power at No3. Scotland’s John White overtakes
Australian Stewart Boswell to claim the No4 place.
former world junior champion Karim Darwish maintains his world top
ten march to rise to a career-high No8 position – while Pakistan squash
boosted by the three-place jump by left-hander Mansoor Zaman to a career-best
world No11 ranking.
squash is given a lift by the return to the top twenty after a
14-month absence of Graham Ryding at 19 – and the top thirty debut of
Shahier Razik, at 27.
 Peter Nicol ENG
2  David Palmer AUS
3  Jonathon Power CAN
4  John White SCO
5  Stewart Boswell AUS
6  Thierry Lincou FRA
7  Anthony Ricketts AUS
8  Karim Darwish EGY
9  Lee Beachill ENG
10  Ong Beng Hee MAS
11  Mansoor Zaman PAK
12  Joseph Kneipp AUS
13  Simon Parke ENG
14  Mark Chaloner ENG
15  Martin Heath SCO
16  Omar Elborolossy EGY
17  Alex Gough WAL
18  Gregory Gaultier FRA
19  Graham Ryding CAN
20  Renan Lavigne FRA
Other Players from the Americas
in the top 100 (May 1 2003):
27 Shahier Razik CAN
45 Viktor Berg CAN
83 Eric Galvez MEX
86 Shawn DeLierre CAN
87 Ian Power CAN
88 Matthew Giuffre CAN
104 Sabir Butt CAN
107 Preston Quick USA
110 Beau River USA