BWF World Rankings: Prannoy HS achieves best ranking in four years

Some other notable movements in rankings saw Kidambi Srikanth move up by two spots to gain the world number 12 ranking in the men's singles category.

Asian News International September 13, 2022 18:24:16 IST
BWF World Rankings: Prannoy HS achieves best ranking in four years

File image of HS Prannoy in action during the 2022 BWF World Championships. AP

Ace Indian shuttler Prannoy HS has achieved his highest rank in the last four years as he climbed two spots to achieve world number 16 status in the updated BWF World Rankings on Tuesday.

Before this, he was world number 17 on October 27, 2018.

On the other hand, the mixed doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also achieved their career-best rank of 33 after climbing two more spots.

“Giant-killer @PRANNOYHSPRI on the verge of entering top-15, almost after 4 years @ishaan0202 /#TanishaCrasto achieve their highest rank Checkout the updated #BWFWorldRankings #IndiaontheRise #Badminton,” tweeted Badminton Association of India (BAI).

Some other notable movements in rankings saw Kidambi Srikanth move up by two spots to gain the world number 12 ranking in the men’s singles category.

In women’s singles category, the Olympic medalist PV Sindhu climbed one spot to achieve a world ranking of seven. Also, Saina Nehwal gained a world ranking of 33 by climbing three spots.

Recently, Prannoy HS became the World’s Number one player in the men’s singles category in the BWF World Tour Rankings.

In the rankings updated on September 6, Prannoy emerged as the number one shuttler in tour rankings.

The 2022 BWF World Tour started on January 11 and will end on December 18. It is the fifth season of the BWF Badminton World Tour. The tour consists of 22 tournaments which will lead to the final of the tour in December. These 22 tournaments are divided into five levels, Level 1 is the World Tour finals, followed by Level 2 called Super 1000, Level 3 called Super 750, Level 4 called Super 500, and Level 5 called Super 300. Different prize money and ranking points are offered at each of these tournaments.

Prannoy started 2022 with a quarterfinal finish in the India Open in January. Then in the same month, he earned another quarterfinal in the Syed Modi International 2022.

In March 2022, Prannoy earned a quarterfinal finish in the German Open 2022. In the same month at the 2022 All England Open, he could not progress beyond the first round. In the Swiss Open 2022 held the same month, he was the runner-up, losing to Leonardus Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the final.

During the Korea Open 2022 in early-April, he was eliminated in the first round.

In the 2022 Thailand Open held in May, he could not perform well and lost in the first round itself.

In June in the 2022 Indonesia Open, Prannoy earned a semifinal finish. In the same month, he lost in the quarterfinals at the 2022 Malaysia Open.

In July in the Malaysia Masters 2022, the shuttler finished the tournament after losing in the semifinal. In the same month during Singapore Open, Prannoy earned a quarterfinal finish.
In August during the 2022 Japan Open, he lost in the quarterfinals.

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