Kidambi Srikanth lone Indian shuttler in World Tour Finals rankings; Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ranked outside top 10

While Srikanth rode on his quarterfinal finishes in five of his six tournaments, Sindhu and Saina are ranked 13th and 12th respectively in women's singles list.

Press Trust of India June 18, 2019 19:21:44 IST
Kidambi Srikanth lone Indian shuttler in World Tour Finals rankings; Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ranked outside top 10
  • Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu are currently outside the top 10 in the Women's HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings

  • Kidambi Srikanth is ranked sixth in the Men's HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings, which will determine the qualifiers to the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

  • While Srikanth rode on his quarterfinal finishes in five of his six tournaments, Sindhu and Saina are ranked 13th and 12th respectively in women's singles

New Delhi: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu are currently outside the top 10 in the Women's rankings, while Kidambi Srikanth is ranked sixth in the Men's HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings, which will determine the qualifiers to the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.

While Srikanth rode on his quarterfinal finishes in five of his six tournaments, Sindhu and Saina are ranked 13th and 12th respectively in women's singles list which is being headed by Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon.

Kidambi Srikanth lone Indian shuttler in World Tour Finals rankings Saina Nehwal PV Sindhu ranked outside top 10

File image of Kidambi Srikanth. Image courtesy Twitter@PBLIndiaLive

Sindhu has not been in the best of form this season with just two semifinal finishes to show, while Saina had started the year with a semifinal showing at Malaysia and a title win at Indonesia Masters but couldn't capitalise on her rich form, reaching the quarters at All England and Singapore Open.

Saina's performance was also affected after she was diagnosed with Acute Gastroenteritis in March. Srikanth is the only Indian in the Men's HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings which are being headed by Jonatan Christie, who rode on his second title of the year at the Australian Open earlier this month.

Sameer Verma, who had reached the semifinals at the World Tour Finals last year, is ranked 30th.

The World Tour will begin again next month with the Canada Open Super 100 (2-7 July), followed by US Open Super 300 (9-14 July), Indonesia Open Super 1000 (16-21 July), Russian Open Super 100 (16-21 July), Japan Open Super 750 (23-28 July) and Thailand Open Super 500 (30 July- 4 August).

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Denmark Open: Lakshya Sen outwits France's Christo Popov in straight games to reach second round
Sports

Denmark Open: Lakshya Sen outwits France's Christo Popov in straight games to reach second round

Lakshya, who had claimed five titles including two Super 100 tournaments last year, produced a clinical performance to outwit Popov 21-9 21-15 to reach the second round.

World Junior Badminton Championship 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sports

World Junior Badminton Championship 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The competition was originally planned for September-October but was pushed to January amid the raging pandemic.

Fitness, not form, biggest concern for Saina and Kashyap as badminton duo eyes January return
Sports

Fitness, not form, biggest concern for Saina and Kashyap as badminton duo eyes January return

“I don’t see me and Saina hitting top form for a month, at least. But, we hope to be ready by January, when tournaments resume,” Kashyap said.