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Priyanshu Rajawat achieves career-best ranking, PV Sindhu returns to Top 15

Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat jumped three places to become world number 28 after a good show in Australian Open 2023.

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Indian badminton player Priyanshu Rajawat is currently ranked 30th in the BWF World Rankings. (Photo credit: BAI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 9 Aug 2023 2:13 PM GMT

Emerging star Priyanshu Rajawat jumped three places to become world number 28 in the latest BWF world rankings on Tuesday.

Priyanshu, the winner of the Orleans Masters, benefited from his semifinal finish at last week's Australian Open 2023, where he lost to compatriot HS Prannoy 18-21, 12-21. Priyanshu reached the semifinals after defeating former world no. 1 and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in straight games.

The 21-year-old has made giant strides in the world ranking after starting the year at 58 and then at world number 47. Priyanshu jumped to 38 after winning the Orleans Masters, a Super 300 event, in France in April.

HS Prannoy remained India's highest-ranked men's singles player at world no. 9, while Lakshya Sen is stationed at world number 11. Kidambi Srikanth dropped one place to be ranked 20th after his loss to a lower-ranked Priyanshu.

In women's singles, PV Sindhu jumped two places to be ranked 15th after she made a top-eight finish at the Australian Open, where she lost to Beiwen Zhang in the quarterfinals.

In men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty remain world number two and will feature in the upcoming World Championships as number two seeds.

The women's doubles duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand dropped two places to world number 19 after their three back-to-back second-round exits with the latest being the Australia Open.

The Indian shuttlers will feature in the upcoming BWF World Championships starting on the 21st of August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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