BWF rankings: Kidambi Srikanth returns to top-10

Srikanth with the Australia Open title in Sydney. Pic/AFPSrikanth with the Australia Open title in Sydney. Pic/AFP

Riding on his back-to-back Super Series triumphs, India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth broke back into the top-10 at eighth in the latest world rankings released yesterday. Srikanth (24), who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points in his kitty.

The Guntur-born shuttler is the lone Indian shuttler to figure in the top-10 of men's singles ranking after climbing up three places. Among other Indian male shuttlers, B Sai Praneeth has moved up a position to be 15th, while Ajay Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th. HS Prannoy also dropped two places to be 23rd. In the women's singles, PV Sindhu dropped a rung to be World No. 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th.

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