Prannoy jumps to 15th in BWF rankings

Following his US Open title last month, Prannoy has jumped two places to move to 15th, while Kidambi Srikanth, P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal continued to be at the eighth, fifth and 16th spot respectively.

After his US Open win, Prannoy reached the quarterfinals at New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland last week.   -  AP

Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy jumped two places to reach the 15th spot in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.

Prannoy, who clinched the US Open title last month, had reached the quarterfinals at New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland last week.

Kidambi Srikanth, who clinched successive titles at Indonesia and Australia, remained at the eighth spot.

Sourabh Verma, who also reached the quarters at New Zealand, also jumped five places to reach the 32nd spot while Parupalli Kashyap jumped one place to be at 46th.

Ajay Jayaram and Sameer Verma dropped a spot each to be placed world no 17 and 29 respectively.

In women’s singles, Olympics silver medallist P. V. Sindhu and London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal continued to be at fifth and 16th spot respectively.

In women’s doubles, Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold runners—up Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy were placed at the 25th spot.

In mixed doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki are steady at world no 20.