BWF Rankings: HS Prannoy Achieves Highest-Ever Career Rank
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) just revealed the new men’s singles rankings, and Indian shuttler HS Prannoy earned his highest world rating of number seven.
Despite suffering a dismal defeat at the Sudirman Cup 2023, a number of Indians achieved significant advancements in the most recent BWF rankings, which were revealed on Tuesday. The seasoned HS Prannoy reached a career-high position of seventh on the globe.
The 30-year-old surpassed his previous high of World rank 8, moving up two spots from 9th to 7th in the BWF rankings. Lakshya Sen dropped off the list, and the shuttler from Kerala became the first Indian to stay in the top 10 since she entered it in December of last year. He is currently on 66,147 points.
HS Prannoy is considered one of the most outstanding players in the world in spite of not having won a championship in the previous year due to his durability.
Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth switched spots, finishing in twenty-second and twenty-third, respectively. B Sai Praneeth, who had been dreadfully out of shape for the past two years, moved up two spots to land in 51st place.
Treesa-Gayatri on the rise
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, a women’s doubles team from India, also earned their career-best rating after moving up two spots to 15th. They have been in decent shape this season and have twice made it to the All England semi-finals.
Women make a leap
PV Sindhu moved up a notch to take 11th place in the women’s singles. Saina Nehwal, the first world number one, stayed still at 36th. Malvika Bansod increased her ranking to move up to position 40. The men’s doubles team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, on the other hand, dropped two spots and are now in seventh place.