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Thierry
Lincou – Completes Month 2 at #1

Feb 3 2003 by Howard Harding ©
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Stylish Thierry Lincou
of France completed his second month at the world No1 position in the
new February PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, announced today (02 February)
by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), but England’s Peter Nicol
is closing in on his successor with a single place jump to No2. Lincou
held onto his #1 ranking, the first ever for a French plyaer, by dint
of an extremely steady performance over the prior 12 months.

Lincou was a surprise
first round casualty in January’s Sheikha Al Saad Kuwait Open – but his
remarkable consistency in 2003, including nine successive semi-final berths
and five final appearances, enabled the 27-year-old from Paris to hold
onto the top position he claimed for the first time last month.

Nicol, however, rapidly
put his indifferent success in December’s Qatar Classic and World Open
behind him as he stormed through the Kuwait field to lift the $65,000
title, the 46th of his career.

Scotland’s John White,
stopped by England’s world junior champion James Willstrop in a major
quarter-final upset in Kuwait, slips back to No3 in the February list,
while England’s Lee Beachill, the Qatar Classic champion; Egypt’s World
Open champion Amr Shabana; Australia’s David Palmer; and Canadian Jonathon
Power, hold onto their fourth to seventh positions, respectively.

Yorkshireman Willstrop,
at 20 the youngest player in the top twenty, leaps five places to a career-high
13 in the new list after following his dismissal of White by beating Power
in five games to reach his first major PSA Tour final.

Egypt’s Karim Darwish
rises to eight after claiming two PSA titles in January in the USA – the
Marsh & McLennan Apawamis Open and EBS Asset Management Dayton Open
– and Pakistan’s presence in the top twenty is restored by Mansoor Zaman’s
re-entry at No18.

1 [1] Thierry Lincou
FRA
2 [3] Peter Nicol ENG
3 [2] John White SCO
4 [4] Lee Beachill ENG
5 [5] Amr Shabana EGY
6 [6] David Palmer AUS
7 [7] Jonathon Power CAN
8 [9] Karim Darwish EGY
9 [8] Anthony Ricketts AUS
10 [10] Joseph Kneipp AUS
11 [12] Gregory Gaultier FRA
12 [11] Nick Matthew ENG
13 [18] James Willstrop ENG
14 [13] Ong Beng Hee MAS
15 [15] Omar Elborolossy EGY
16 [14] Graham Ryding CAN
17 [16] Mohammed Abbas EGY
18 [21] Mansoor Zaman PAK
19 [17] Paul Price AUS
20 [20] Renan Lavigne FRA


 


Other Players from the Americas
in the top 100 (Nov 1 2003):

27 (25) Shahier Razik CAN
50 (50) Viktor Berg CAN
79 (103) Rafael Alarcon BRA
87 (89) Shawn DeLierre CAN
90 (81) Eric Galvez MEX
94 (97) Matthew Giuffre CAN

and the top American:
108 (111) Beau River USA

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