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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty attain career-best No. 5 spot in BWF world rankings | Badminton News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: 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.
(With inputs from PTI)





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