Sindhu slides to World No.5, Ajay jumps to No. 14

Sindhu suffered a shock first-round exit from the Malaysia Open Super Series in Kuching last week to go down the ladder.

Ajay Jayaram is the only Indian in the Top 20.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

A week after achieving her career-best rank of World No. 2, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu today lost three spots to be placed fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) list. In the men’s singles, Ajay Jayaram is the highest-ranked Indian at the 14th position

Sindhu suffered a shock first-round exit from the Malaysia Open Super Series in Kuching last week to go down the ladder.

The 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad is competing at Singapore Open this week. Saina, who also lost in the first round of the Malaysia Open, however, remained unchanged at the ninth position.

The women’s singles ranking table is headed by Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan. None of the other Indian male shuttlers figure in the top 20.