Jayaram climbs up to World No. 25

The Indian badminton player finished runners-up in the recently concluded Korea Open, losing to defending champion and World No. 1 Chen Long of China. The highest world ranking he has achieved is 21.

Ajay Jayaram in action in Men's Singles final of the 2015 Viktor Korea Badminton Open in Seoul   -  Getty Images

Riding on his stupendous performance in the Korea Open Super series, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has climbed up seven places to be ranked World No. 25 in the latest rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation today. Jayaram's runner-up finish at the USD 600,000 Korea Open has helped him re-enter the top-25. In the final of the Super Series event at Seoul, Jayaram lost to defending champion and World No. 1 Chen Long of China.

He had also reached the semifinals of Russian Open, Swiss Open and Malaysia Masters -- all Grand Prix level tournaments -- earlier this year. Meanwhile, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap have managed to retain their fifth and eighth positions, respectively in the men's singles rankings. H S Prannoy, however, has dropped a spot to be at the 16th position.

In women's singles, star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is still heading the chart, while PV Sindhu is static at 13. Women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have also managed to retain their No.11 spot, while men's doubles duo of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy are stagnant at No.19.

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