HS Prannoy moves four spots on BWF Rankings; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty break into top 20
HS Prannoy's good run at the All England Championship saw him jump four places and regain his world No 12 spot, while men's doubles combo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty broke into the top 20 in the latest BWF ranking on Thursday.
New Delhi: HS Prannoy's good run at the All England Championship saw him jump four places and regain his world No 12 spot, while men's doubles combo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty broke into the top 20 in the latest BWF ranking on Thursday.
After recovering from foot warts, Prannoy produced some sensational badminton to reach his maiden quarter-finals of the All England Championship, while Satwik and Chirag were on the cusp of entering the last 8 before a few service errors saw them lose to London Olympics silver-medallist pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.
Their pre-quarterfinal finish at Birmingham helped Satwik and Chirag improve a place.
Meanwhile, top shuttler Kidambi Srikanth (ranked second) narrowed his gap with world No 1 Viktor Axelsen after a pre-quarterfinal finish at Birmingham. The Danish star had pulled out of All England due to an injury.
PV Sindhu, who reached the semi-finals at Birmingham, and Saina Nehwal, who lost in opening round, were also static at the third and 12th spot respectively.
However, a first-round exit at All England cost Sai Praneeth dearly as he slipped to 15th spot.
Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy too improved to 24th place.
Indonesia, 13-time former champions, and six-time former winner Japan will headline as the top seeds for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup respectively.
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