Windy City Open 2024: SquashLevels Analysis

1st March 2024

The 2024 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family finished on the 28th February with World No.1’s Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini taking home the trophies.

SquashLevels has taken the data from the tournament and analysed the most improved players, by the largest percentage level increase, across the tournament, as well as the games which had the biggest impact on player’s levels.


SquashLevels uses a bespoke algorithm to assess each player’s current playing level based on their results and their opponents.

It focuses on how well they are playing rather than how many rounds they have progressed through. The ratings are updated match-by-match and they give great insight into how ‘in-form’ the players are right now.


This table shows the players who had the highest Level increase over the course of the event, their PSA Power Rating before and after the tournament.

In 2020 PSA and SquashLevels revealed the launch of the ‘PSA Power Ratings’ which will provide an accurate, up-to-date indication of a pro player’s current form.

This is often an indication of how players will move across the World Rankings, often highlighting up-and-coming players.

Player Name Level Before Level After Percentage Increase PSA Power Rating Before Tournament PSA Power Rating After Tournament
Paul Coll 83680 95078 13.6% 4 3
Leonel Cardenas 36356 36356 9.1% 56 43
Nouran Gohar 18415 18415 6.6% 2 2
Hania El Hammamy 16609 17413 4.8% 5 4
Sebastien Bonmalais 43716 45603 4.3% 34 29
Baptiste Masotti 48284 50361 4.3% 21 20
Adrian Waller 47149 49114 4.2% 28 22
Mohamed ElShorbagy 67513 70251 4.1% 8 6
Mohamed Elsherbini 41506 43063 3.8% 37 32
Zeina Mickawy 8109 8395 3.5% 61 53


SquashLevels is a results-based ranking system. As players compete in their leagues and tournaments, their results automatically flow into SquashLevels from their results providers. From here, SquashLevels’ unique algorithm will calculate a Level for each player based on their opponents’ Level, their result including points scores, behavioural modelling and various other factors. SquashLevels rewards a player for performing better than they were expected to based on their Level.

Register now to claim your global squash rating and track your progress as you compete throughout the season.

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