NZ squash players moving up the rankings

New Zealand squash players Joelle King and Paul Coll aren‘t getting too carried away by their rise up the world rankings just days before they take to the courts at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

King is back in the top five for the first time since 2014, rising three places to sit at number four – making her the highest ranked women player at the Games.

King ruptured an achilles tendon four years ago and fell to as low as number 57 in the world at one stage.

Coll has moved inside the top 10 – rising two places to nine.

While King is pleased to be back to her highest previous best ranking but doubts it will have much impact on her Games performance.

“There‘s big talk around that we‘re now the top seeded, ranking-wise in this Commonwealth Games, so I guess with this comes a little bit more pressure.

“We‘re here to do a job so it doesn‘t really affect anything, but if anything just gives a little confidence for the rest of the season.”