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India’s K Srikanth achieves career-best World No 2 ranking

Kidambi Srikanth
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India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has achieved career-best World Number 2 ranking.

Srikanth has been rewarded for his sensational run this season as he grabbed the No. 2 ranking after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking released today.

Srikanth, who reached five finals and clinched four titles this year so far, now has 73,403 points, 4527 points away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who heads the ranking list.

The 25-year-old from Guntur has clinched back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia and then at Denmark and France.

US Open Grand Prix Gold winner HS Prannoy, who had reached the semifinals at Paris, also improved a place to reach a career-best ranking of World No. 11. Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth, however, dropped a place to be at the 16th spot, while Sameer Verma, who had skipped the events at Denmark and France due to fitness issues, is steady at the 18th place.

In women’s singles, P V Sindhu, who also reached the semifinals at France, was static at World No. 2, while former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal was also steady at the 11th spot.

Young men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who entered the quarterfinals last week after beating the World No. 6 combo of Mads Pieler Kolding and Mads-Conrad-Petersen, improved four spots to be at the 28th place.

Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped two places to be at the 25th spot, while mixed doubles combo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki were steady at the 16th place.

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