Kidambi Srikanth drops three locations, PV Sindhu slides to 3rd spot

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04 Nov 2018, 23:23 IST

Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth

The early losses suffered by the highest Indian shuttlers on the French Open proved pricey as each Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu dropped within the newest world rankings launched by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) this week.

Srikanth’s failure to defend his crown in Paris pushed him down by three spots to ninth. The Guntur-born former World No. 1 males’s singles shuttler misplaced to present World No. 1 and world champion Kento Momota within the quarter-finals.

A 12 months after making it to the semi-finals of the French Open, PV Sindhu bowed out within the quarter-finals to He Bingjiao of China. It made her drop a solitary rung to No. three whereas eventual champion Akane Yamaguchi moved as much as No. 2.

There was no change within the rankings for Saina Nehwal, who too misplaced within the quarter-finals to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. The London Olympic bronze medallist stays at No. 9 this week.

Sameer Verma turns into new India No. 2

Among the many different Indian males’s singles shuttlers, the Swiss Open titlist Sameer Verma turned the brand new India No. 2 as HS Prannoy suffered an enormous slide within the newest world rankings. The Kerala participant couldn’t take part within the European swing as a consequence of an damage. That affected his rankings as he had reached the semi-finals on the French capital final 12 months.

Whereas Verma stays static at No. 18, Prannoy plummeted six locations to No. 23.

Sai Praneeth is No. 25, Sourabh Verma is No. 47, Ajay Jayaram is No. 52, Parupalli Kashyap is No. 59, and Subhankar Dey is No. 64.

Rankireddy and Shetty climb up 4 locations

The semi-final look on the French Open hauled the highest Indian males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty up by 4 locations to No. 21. Rankireddy and Shetty beat the lads’s doubles nationwide champions Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy to achieve the semi-finals, the place their run was minimize brief by the World No. 1 pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Attri and Reddy too rose three spots to No. 26 after their spirited present in Paris final week.

In girls’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped a few spots to No. 26. The combined doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy fell to No. 22 whereas Ponnappa and Rankireddy jumped 5 rungs to No. 28.

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