Karim Abdel Gawad has become the fifth Egyptian player to top the Professional Squash Association (PSA) men's world rankings.
The latest table has been released by the PSA with Gawad overtaking France's Gregory Gaultier at number one.
His rise to the top comes after a season which has seen him win five PSA World Tour titles including the World Championship, Qatar Classic and Tournament of Champions.
"It means a lot to me, I've always had two dreams in my squash career, to be world number one and to win the World Championship, so to achieve both dreams in the same season is a dream come true," the 25-year-old said.
"To be the fifth male Egyptian to reach world number one and to follow in the footsteps of the best Egyptian players of all time is a great pleasure.
"They are all legends of squash and a great image, not only for the sport, but also for Egypt.
"I still have lots of goals and will work hard on them."
Another Egyptian and former world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy is ranked third while England's Nick Matthew if fourth.
The top five is completed by Elshorbagy’s younger brother Marwan.
Egypt's Nour El Sherbini has stayed on as the women's number one after winning the World Championship on home soil in El Gouna last month.
Her compatriot Raneem El Weilly, who was the runner-up at the tournament, jumps two places up to second in the table.
Camille Serme of France remains in third place while England’s Laura Massaro drops down from second to fourth.
Nouran Gohar of Egypt is fifth.