Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Satwik-Chirag attain career-best No. 5 in BWF world rankings

Ace Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty jumped two places to attain the career-best world number five spot with 75,806 rating points in the latest BWF World Rankings issued on Tuesday.
Satwik and Chirag had a great run in the 2022 calendar year as the duo won two world tour titles at Indian Open Super 500 and French Open Super 750 and also claimed a maiden gold at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the World Championships.
HS Prannoy also made gains in the latest ranking as he once again broke into the top 10, grabbing the world number 9 place after starting the year at world number 26.
Prannoy also guided the Indian team to a historic Thomas Cup win in Bangkok but an individual title eluded him. His consistent run, however, was enough to earn him a place in the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals and a nomination for the BWF Player of the year award.
Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen continued to be the best-placed Indian at number seven while former world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth gained a rung to the 11th position.
Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu continued to hold on to the number six position in women’s singles while the women’s doubles combination of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly, who had won a bronze in Birmingham, climbed two places to world number 18.
In the mixed doubles, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also jumped three places to reach the 21st spot.

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