Satwik-Chirag advances to No. 8; career highlights for Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap

Lakshya Sen reached a new career rank, while the duo of male pairs Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty moved two places to eighth after a triumph at the Indian Open Super 500 last week.

Significant success was also achieved by semi-finalist Aakarshi Kashyap, who moved 17 places to 59th place in the world in the women’s singles.

Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and former world number one Kidambi Srikanth remained static in the last world badminton rankings, holding their places in the top 10. Former world champion Sindhu retained seventh position, while Srikanth remained 10th in the men’s scales. Tai Tzu from Chinese Taipei leads the women’s rankings with 108,800 points, while current Olympic champion Victor Axelsen tops the men’s list with 116,779 points.

In fact, in all five categories the only drivers in the top 10 were Satwik and Chirag. The Indian pair jumped from tenth to eighth place with 76,708 points in the latest rankings released by the World Badminton Federation on Tuesday. The best in their career is number 7.

Satwik-Chirag defeated the best holders Indonesian pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendru Setiawan 21-16, 26-24 and won the men’s doubles title at the India Open on Sunday. Entering a 1-3 match, Satwik and Chirag bravely fought the Indonesian pair and prevented a fight to dominate the final. Satwik and Chirag won the Thailand Open Super 500 title in 2019, except that they reached the final of the French Open Super 750 the same year.

Lakshya Sen, meanwhile, moved four places to 13th place, to be one place below world champion Loh Kean Yew, whom he defeated in Sunday’s final. The Indian young man was 17 years old, and he stated that the immediate goal was to reach the top 10.

Satwik-Chirag and Lakshya will not improve their rankings next week as they withdrew from Syed Modi International which started in Lucknow on Tuesday.

HS Prannoy, a former top 10 shuttler, moved up several places and returned to the top 25 for the first time since September 2019.

Men’s Singles: Indians among the top 25

RANK To get up NAME
10- Srikanth Kidambi
13 4 Lakshya Sen
18 B Sai Praneeth
24 2 HS Prannoy

The biggest wins came in the women’s singles, and home No. 1 Aakarshi from India knocked on the door of the top 50. Ashmit Chalih, Malvika Bansod and Ira Sharma also made big strides to reach the best rankings in their careers.

Women & # 39; s Singles: Indians Top 100

RANK To get up NAME
7 PV Sindhu
25 Saina Nehwal
59 17 Aakarshi Kashyap
68 16 Ashmita Chaliha
84 27 Malvika Bansod
88 22 Ira Sharma
96 5 Mugdha Agrey

In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy are ranked 30th in the world. In mixed doubles, Ashwini and Satwik are in 25th place, but are not currently playing together.

With PTI inputs

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