Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF’s world ranking, released on Thursday.
A former World No. 6, Kashyap, who became the first Indian in 14 years to beat a reigning world number one player when he eked out a hard-fought 14-21 21-17 21-14 win over Chen Long of China last week, rose two places to grab the 10th spot in men’s singles ranking.
Compatriot K Srikanth continued to be the best-placed Indian male shuttler at the third position, while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, too, improved a place to reach the second spot in women’s singles ranking.
Two-time bronze medallist at the World Championship, P V Sindhu remained static at 14th owing to her lose to Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei in the first round of Indonesia Open.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also surged ahead to reach the 15th spot in the women’s doubles category after improving two places.
No Indian men’s or mixed doubles pairs were inside the top 25 ranking.
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