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BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi back in top 5, Saina Nehwal moves up

Srikanth was placed seventh before his performance at the ongoing Malaysia Open, Saina is at No. 9 now

T2 Online Newsdesk 6 July 2018, 12:36 PM
Srikanth Kidambi is one of the best shuttlers in the country

Srikanth Kidambi is one of the best shuttlers in the country Image: AFP

Indian shuttler Srikanth Kidambi reclaimed his place in the top five following his semifinal finish at the Malaysia Open while Saina Nehwal gained a spot to be No. 9 in the latest BWF rankings released yesterday.

Srikanth, now ranked five, was placed seventh before the Malaysia Open, where he lost his last-four clash to the reigning Asian champion Kento Momota.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu's position remained unchanged at No. 3 in the women's singles.

HS Prannoy, who shocked Lin Dan at the Indonesian Open, dropped one spot to 14th while Sameer Verma was ranked 20th, just ahead of B Sai Praneeth.

Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka gained two places to be 53rd while Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli slid spots to 78th.

South Asian Games gold medallist Ruthvika Shivani Gadde jumped three spots to 90th.

In men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty dropped two places to 21st while Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy are now 28th.

In women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy were static at number 26.

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