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Shuttler K. Srikanth rises to World No.13 in BWF World Rankings

Modified 29 May 2014
Kidambi Srikanth

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth rose five places to a career-best No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday.

Though the 21-year-old lost two matches in the recently concluded Thomas Cup, his victory over higher ranked German Marc Zwiebler gave him a solid chunk of points.

Meanwhile, Parupalli Kashyap remained static at No.21 with Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei leading the rankings.

In women's singles, P.V. Sindhu re-entered the top-10 by rising a place to No.10. She was in top form in the Uber Cup where she had five consecutive victories and played a huge role in helping India achieve its maiden bronze medal in the biennial event.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, who also hit prime form by winning five successive matches and also defeating reigning World Champion Ratchanok Intanon, stayed at No.8.

The list is led by reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China.

No Indian figures in the top-25 of the men's, women's or mixed doubles rankings.

Published 29 May 2014, 14:30 IST
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