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Badminton rankings: Saina moves up to no. 4, Srikanth achieves career-best 10th position

Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth have risen up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings

New Delhi: Owing to his recent title victory at the China Open in Fuzhou, K Srikanth climbed up six places to achieve a career-best 10th in the men's singles category of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released today.

Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal also jumped up a place to move up the ladder to number 4 in the women's singles rankings, even as P V Sindhu managed to maintain her 10th position in the list.

K SrikanthK Srikanth. Pic/AFP

21-year-old Srikanth had defeated the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the China Open final and that helped him to break into top-10 rankings for the first time in his career.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games gold medallist P Kashyap was the second best Indian male shuttler after he maintained his 17th spot in the rankings, while H S Prannoy's consistent performances helped him moved up three places to be at No. 24.

Based on consistent performances in recent tournaments, H.S. Prannoy also made a rise of three places to be ranked No.24, his best ever ranking, while Parupalli Kashyap retained his No.17 position.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also moved up a place to No.19 in women's doubles.

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