The ongoing Malaysia Open has seen most of Indian shuttlers exit before the quarterfinals stage, except Kidambi Srikanth who is the last man standing. Srikanth is also making headlines with his quantum leap in the latest BWF World Tour rankings released by the federation.
According to the draft, Srikanth is the highest ranked Indian after he leap-frogged from 13th to the third position in the Men’s Singles list. Thanks to his runner-up finish at the recently concluded India Open at New Delhi, the 26-year-old jumped 10 spots. Other Indians who turned the tables include Parupalli Kashyap who rose 14 places to make it to the seventh position after he made it to the semis at the India Open.
B Sai Praneeth, too, managed to climb 11 places, on the back of a runner-up finish at the Swiss Open and a quarterfinal finish at the India Open. Praneeth is now placed at the 11th position.
As far as Women’s Singles ranking is concerned, Saina Nehwal remains the highest ranked Indian at sixth place. Nehwal dropped a couple of places after remaining out of action at the India Open and Swiss Open due to gastro issues.
PV Sindhu is down at the 29th position after having a mediocre start to her campaign in 2019, where she is yet to make it to the semis of any BWF World Tour event.
These rankings are vital for Indian shuttlers in order to make it to the BWF World Championships which are supposed to take place in August, this year.
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