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Saina Nehwal drops out of top 10, Kidambi Srikanth ranked 8th in BWF rankings

India Today logo India Today 10-08-2018
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Saina Nehwal slipped out of top 10 while India's top men's shuttler Kidambi Srikanth also dropped to eighth place, according to the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, lost to Rio Olympics gold medallist and reigning world champion Carolina Marin in the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships 2018 at Nanjing, China, after which she has slipped to be ranked world No.11.

On the other hand, Srikanth, who was shockingly knocked out of the World Championships in the third round by Malaysia Daren Liew, slipped two places to take the eighth place in the men's singles rankings.

PV Sindhu, who claimed her second consecutive silver medal at World Championships after the final loss to Marin, stayed put at No.3 in the rankings.

Chinese Taipei shuttler Tai Tzu Ying continues to lead the women's singles rankings while World Championships semi-finalist Akane Yamaguchi remained world No.2 despite losing to Sindhu in China.

In the men's rankings, Denmark's Viktor Axelsen remained world No.1 while World Championships finalist Shi Yuqi moved up one place to be world No.2.

Reigning men's singles world champion Kento Momota moved up three places to be ranked fourth in the world. On the Indian front, HS Prannoy remained static at No.11 in the rankings.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty gained two spots to be at the 23rd place in the men's doubles while no Indian pair features in the top 20 of the women's doubles rankings.

Coming to the mixed doubles pairs, Indian duo comprising Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also lost a couple of spots and are now at the 24th place while Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik gained 12 places to be ranked world No.28 after their quarter-final showing at the World Championships.

(With IANS inputs)

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