August 2, 2021
Badminton News

HS Prannoy back to world no 12, Satwik-Chirag break in top 20.

HS Prannoy back to world no 12, Satwik-Chirag break in top 20

HS Prannoy’s good run at the All England Championship saw him jump four places and regain his world no 12 spot, after slipping four places to 16th place, last week. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty got a big boost as they broke into the top 20 in the latest BWF ranking in men doubles.

Prannoy produced some sensational badminton to reach his maiden quarterfinals of the All England Championship, after suffering from a foot injury. While Satwik and Chirag were on the cusp of entering the last eight before a few service errors saw them lose to London Olympics silver-medallist pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

Their consistent run in recent times and a pre-quarter final appearance at All England helped their cause of rising in the rankings.

Meanwhile, world no. 2 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth constricted his gap with world no 1 Viktor Axelsen after a pre-quarterfinal finish at Birmingham. The Danish star had pulled out of All England due to an injury.

P V Sindhu, who lost in semi finals to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, and Saina Nehwal, who lost in opening round to Tai Tzu Ying, were also passive at the third and 12th spot respectively.

Sai Praneeth moved down 3 places to 15th spot in the rankings after a first round exit at All England 2018. Sameer Verma and Parupalli Kashyap dropped down one place to 37 and 42 respectively.

Ruthvika Shavani, Sri Krishna Priya and Vaishnavi Reddy consolidated their position at 55th, 63rd and 64th spot respectively in women singles.

Men doubles pair of Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri dropped down one place to 34. Arjun Shlok and Ramchandran Shlok were static at 46.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy improved to 24th place in mixed doubles.

Ashwini Ponappa and N. Sikki Reddy drop down one place to 26th in women doubles, after first round exit at All England 2018.

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