Amanda Sobhy returned to a career high ranking of world No. 5 following her PSA World Championship semifinal appearance, and Shahjahan Khan reached a career high ranking of world No. 48 in August’s world rankings.
Sobhy had previously reached world No. 5 for the first time in April, but subsequently dropped to world No. 6 in June and world No. 7 in July. The American’s first career semifinal appearance at the PSA World Championships in Chicago last month has now sent Sobhy back to world No. 5 leading into the Allam British Open this month.
Elsewhere in the women’s rankings, Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No. 13), Olivia Feichter (No. 20) and Sabrina Sobhy (No. 21) have all maintained their rankings. Haley Mendez moved up one position to return to a career high world No. 41.
In men’s rankings, Shahjahan Khan celebrates a career milestone of reaching the world’s top fifty for the first time. The twenty-six-year-old recorded his first career win at the PSA World Championships last month, upsetting Scotland’s Alan Clyne. The rankings points from his win in Chicago have moved Khan up three places to a new career high of world No. 48–the first top fifty ranking of his career.
Todd Harrity marks his third straight month at world No. 45 and his status the highest ranked U.S. men’s player. Faraz Khan continues his ascent up the rankings in 2021, moving up two places to a new career high of world No. 64. Spencer Lovejoy celebrates an eleven place jump to a new career high of world No. 79. Chris Hanson, world No. 71, and Chris Gordon, world No. 70, both improved their rankings by six and one places, respectively.