Srikanth Back In BWF’s Top 10 Rank

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New Delhi: A quarterfinal finish at Japan Open helped Rio Olympics quarterfinalist K Srikanth return to the top-10 in men’s singles after he jumped five places to reach the World No. 9 spot in the latest BWF World ranAking.

In women’s singles, both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu climbed up the ladder despite not playing in any recent tournaments. Former No. 1 Saina, who is recovering from a knee injury since undergoing a surgery after the Rio Games, surged three places to reach the World No. 5 spot, while Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu also improved two places to earn number 8th position.

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Meanwhile, Ajay Jayaram slipped nine places to be at the 27th spot in men’s singles, while H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth were static at the 31st and 35th spots respectively.

National champion Sameer Verma rose one spot to World No. 40.

PTI

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