Kidambi Srikanth storms his way back into the top 10, B Sai Praneeth moves up to 15 in latest rankings

New Delhi: Riding on his back-to-back Superseries triumphs, India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth broke back into the top-10 at eighth in the latest world rankings released on Thursday.

Hyderabad: Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, the winner of Indonesian and Australian Open Super Series 2017, displays his medals with coach P Gopichand and shuttlers HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth in Hyderabad Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI6_27_2017_000096B) *** Local Caption ***

Kidambi Srikanth, displays his medals with coach P Gopichand and shuttlers HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth.  PTI

The 24-year-old from Guntur, who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points in his kitty.

Srikanth is the lone Indian shuttler to figure in the top-10 of men's singles ranking after climbing up three places.

Among other Indian male shuttlers, B Sai Praneeth has moved up a position to be 15th, while Ajay Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th.

HS Prannoy also dropped two places to be 23rd.

In women's singles, PV Sindhu dropped to be World No 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th.


Published Date: Jun 29, 2017 05:52 pm | Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 05:52 pm


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