Kidambi Srikanth jumps to fourth position in BWF Rankings after winning Denmark Open

Kidambi Srikanth jumped four places after winning the Denmark Open title in the BWF Rankings to sit on the fourth position.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 26, 2017 4:11 pm
kidambi srikanth, srikanth, denmark open, srikanth final, lee hyun, srikanth super series, badminton, sports news, indian express Kidambi Srikanth is placed fourth in the latest BWF Ranking. (Source: Reuters)

Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday jumped four places in the Badminton World Federation Rankings to sit on the fourth position, thanks to his Denmark Open title-winning campaign that ended on Sunday.

According to the latest BWF Rankings that were updated on Thursday, Srikanth is now seeded fourth at 66923 points after Viktor Axelsen, Son Wah Ho and Lin Dan. He is now one spot away from career-best rankinig of 3rd best in the world.

HS Prannoy, who was knocked out in the quarterfinal of Denmark Open last week, also jumped two spots to be placed in his career-best ranking at 12th position while Sameer Verma is ranked 18th. Ajay Jayaram, however, fell two places to sit on the 23rd position.

In the women’s singles ranking, PV Sindhu has kept her second position intact after top seeded Tai Tzu Ying despite exiting Denmark Open early last week. Saina Nehwal has jumped up a position to stand as the 11th best woman shuttler in the world.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy, who were defeated in the first round of Denmark Open itself, climbed a spot to 16th in mixed doubles.

Srikanth and Sindhu crossed the first hurdle to progress to the second round of the USD 325,000 French Open Super Series on Friday.

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