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HS Prannoy climbs a spot to seventh in latest BWF rankings

Published at :January 30, 2024 at 6:24 PM
Modified at :January 30, 2024 at 6:24 PM
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Ajay Gandhar

Prannoy’s ascendence comes after his semifinal finish at the India Open

The latest BWF rankings issued on Tuesday saw India’s men’s singles player HS Prannoy climb to his world No. 7. He is the only Indian men’s singles player in the top 10 at present.

Prannoy’s ascent in the rankings was a result of his sem-final appearance at the India Open 2024. However, he has to see 1st round exit in Malaysia Masters.

The Kerala-born shuttler also represented India at the Malaysia Open in, Malaysia but couldn’t advance out of R32.

Among other India’s men’s singles players, Commonwealth Games 2022 winner Lakshya Sen, ranked 20th in the latest rankings, followed by fellow Indian Kidambi Srikanth, ranked 24th.

In the women’s singles, PV Sindhu, who has won two Olympic medals, is under protected ranking with world No. 11. The former world champion had fallen out of the top 10 for the second time in seven years in March.

Meanwhile, India’s women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto fell in ranking by one place to reach 21.

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India’s men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who had reached their career-high rank of world No. 1 in October, regained the top spot replacing Liang Weng Kang and Wang Chang.

The other men’s doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun stayed at No. 43.

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