The Professional Squash Association’s May rankings revealed another big achievement for Chris Gordon, as he reached the highest ranking of his career to date, becoming world #44 through an impressive ten place jump.
Following a particularly successful season, including being crowned the 2013 U.S. National Champion, Gordon was thrilled with the news.
“It was really fantastic actually. I had a feeling I was going to go into the top fifty this month, so it was the first thing I checked this morning when I got up, ” said Gordon.
“I don’t normally go to the rankings straight away, but today I did because I had a feeling it would be good news. I was pleasantly surprised to see how far up I had jumped.”
“Certainly getting into the top fifty is a milestone in any player’s career… but I’m trying to still be circumspect about it and just tell myself this is a stepping stone to bigger and better things and I can’t get too carried away with it.
“It was quite nice this morning having a seat on the sofa and after seeing it just having a couple minutes to reflect that I probably started the year out – I’m not sure what the ranking was when I started out in September – but now six or eight months later I find myself in the top fifty in the world. It’s really, really nice.
“Getting in the top fifty has been a target of mine for so long and to be honest I was starting to get worried it wasn’t going to happen. Now that I’ve done it, I’ve definitely got a bit of a new lease on life and it’s a really exciting time for me in my career because it feels like if I keep positive and keep working there’s a lot more I can achieve.”
You can read a full feature article about U.S. National Champion Chris Gordon in the latest edition of Squash Magazine, and check him out here as he sits down to speak about his 2012/2013 season, the Olympics, sportsmanship and more: