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Lakshya Sen jumps five places in latest BWF world rankings

Ace shuttler Lakshya Sen became world number 13, while Ashwini-Tanisha entered the top 20 in the women's doubles category in the latest BWF world rankings.

Lakshya Sen jumps five places in latest BWF world rankings

FILE PHOTO: Lakshya Sen put up a bold fight in the Japan Open semifinal in Tokyo on July 29, 2023. (Photo Credit: BAI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 20 March 2024 6:52 AM GMT

Ace Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen jumped five places in the latest BWF world rankings on Tuesday to be ranked 13th in the men's singles category.

The jump in ranking came after his semifinal finishes in two back-to-back weeks at the French Open Super 750 and All England Open badminton championships.

Lakshya delivered sterling performances in the last two weeks, taking down several top players like Loh Kean Yew, the former world champion, and world no. 4 Li Shi Feng at the French Open. At the All England Open, he would get better of world no. 3 Anders Antonsen and world no. 10 Li Zii Jia, displaying his newly found form.

These performances helped him earn crucial ranking points and solidify his place in the Race to Paris - Olympic qualifying rankings.

Among other Indian male shuttlers, HS Prannoy dropped one place and is ranked ninth in the world at the moment due to his early exits from both the French Open and All England.

Kidambi Srikanth and Priyanshu Rajawat also lost ranking points and are placed at world number 27 and world number 32 respectively.

PV Sindhu is close to entering the top 10 in women's singles and is currently ranked at world number 11 after a round of 16 finish at All England last week.

In men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty maintained their world number one spot despite a first-round exit in the All England. They had won the French Open earlier this month after three runner-up finishes on the World Tour.

In women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto moved up three places to become world number 20 while Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand dropped four places to be ranked 26th in the world.

The Indian shuttlers such as Lakshya, Sindhu and Srikanth will be in action at the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament this week in order to gain more rankings points in their bid to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

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