HS Prannoy storms into top 15 of BWF rankings for the first time in four years | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: Indian flying ace HS Prannoy entered the top 15 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Rankings after a gap of nearly four years.
The last time the commuter was number 15 in the world was on October 17, 2018. He moved up one spot to enter the top 15 again.
On the other hand, the pair of men’s doubles Mr Arjun and Dhruv Kapila (jumping three places to number 23) and mixed doubles duo Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Bhatnagar (jumping two places to number 30), reached their highest rankings.
“@PRANNOYHSPRI back in top 15 doubles pairs @arjunmr/@dhruvkapilaa & @ishaan0202/#TanishaCrasto improve their best ranking Check out ranking updates @himantabiswa| @sanjay091968 #BWFWorldRankings #IndiaontheRise #Badminton,” tweeted the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Media.

Notably, World Championship quarter-finalists Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun clinched the men’s doubles title at the Maha Metro Maharashtra International Challenge badminton tournament in Nagpur earlier this month.
Recently, Prannoy became the world number one player in the men’s singles category of the BWF World Tour Rankings.
In the rankings updated on September 6, Prannoy established himself as the number one commuter in the tour rankings.
The 2022 BWF World Tour kicked off on January 11 and will end on December 18. This is the fifth season of the BWF Badminton World Tour. The tour consists of 22 tournaments leading up to the tour finale in December. These 22 tournaments are divided into five tiers, Tier 1 is the World Tour Finals, followed by Tier 2 called Super 1000, Tier 3 called Super 750, Tier 4 called Super 500 and Tier 5 called Super 300. Different prizes cash and ranking points are offered at each of these tournaments.
Prannoy started 2022 with a quarter-final at the Indian Open in January.
Then, in the same month, he won another Syed Modi International 2022 quarter-final.
In March 2022, Prannoy secured a quarter-final at the 2022 German Open. The same month at the 2022 English Open, he could not progress beyond the first round. At the 2022 Swiss Open held the same month, he finished second, losing to Leonardus Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the final.
At the 2022 Korea Open in early April, he was knocked out in the first round.
In the 2022 Thailand Open held in May, he could not perform well and lost in the first round himself.
In June, at the 2022 Indonesia Open, Prannoy won a semi-final. The same month, he lost in the quarterfinals at the 2022 Malaysian Open.
In July, at the Malaysia Masters 2022, the commuter finished the tournament after losing in the semi-finals.
The same month at the Singapore Open, Prannoy won a quarter-final.
In August at the 2022 Japan Open, he lost in the quarterfinals.

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