HS Prannoy climbs to world no.16 in latest BWF ranking | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: After a string of impressive performances on tour, India’s star commuter HS Prannoy climbed two places to reach world number 16 at the last BWF World Ranking out on Tuesday.
Prannoy, who reached back-to-back quarter-finals in World’s Championships and Japan Open Super 750now has 64,330 points after participating in 33 tournaments.
The 30-year-old Indian had recently become the best men’s singles player in the “Race to Guangzhou”, which decides the qualifications for the end of the season. BWF World Tour Final.
Fellow Indian Kidambi Srikanth also jumped two places to sit at 12th place, while Lakshya Sen continued to be India’s highest-placed male commuter at world number 9.
PV Sindhu, who had skipped the World Championships and the Japan Open due to injury, also gained a position to climb to seventh place.
London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal regained her place in the top 30 after improving three places.
In men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who won their first Commonwealth Games gold medal and a first-ever bronze medal at the World Championships, remained static at eighth in the world.
Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped a rung to finish 28th in women’s doubles.
Mixed doubles duo Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar achieved a career-best 33rd after moving up two spots.

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