BWF Rankings: Lakshya Sen the only Indian in top-10 among men, PV Sindhu’s ranking also improved


Lakshya Sen ranked 9th in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu has gained one place

New Delhi. India’s star badminton player HS Prannoy has moved up two places to 16th position in the latest BWF world rankings released on Tuesday due to his impressive performance. Prannoy made it to the World Championship and Japan Open Super 750 quarterfinals and has 64,330 points after playing 33 tournaments. The 30-year-old Indian recently finished as the top player in men’s singles in the ‘Race to Guangzhou’, which decides the qualifiers for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals.

Fellow Indian Kidambi Srikanth has also moved up two places to be ranked 12th while Lakshya Sen remains the best ranked Indian male player at world number nine. PV Sindhu, who missed the World Championship and Japan Open due to injury, has also gained a place to reach the seventh position.

London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has gained three places to enter the top 30. In men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy remain at number eight in the world rankings, having won their first gold at the Commonwealth Games and first bronze at the World Championships.

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Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped a place to 28th in the women’s doubles rankings. The mixed doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar climbed two places to reach their career-best 33rd ranking.

Tags: badminton, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu

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