Top 5 men’s badminton players in 2017
Rise of new superstars, resurgence of old legends, end of China’s hegemony -- the BWF Tour had it all in men’s singles this season. India dominated the Superseries circuit, thanks to Srikanth Kidambi’s exploits, which took Indian badminton to an all-time high.
As we bid adieu to 2017 today, it is a good time to look back at five of the best performers of the year. Who made the cut in Sportskeeda’s top 5 list?
Find out here:
#5 Son Wan Ho
Son Wan Ho didn’t get to taste any title glory in 2017, but his sheer consistency shone through in a year when he ascended to the top of the world rankings. The Korean, who is known for his defensive game, was always in the thick of things and his persistence was rewarded with a bronze medal at the World Championships.
The prized medal surely boosted his confidence level and he rode on the momentum to reach the semi-finals of the next three Superseries tournaments. With wins over Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, the 29-year-old finished the 2017 season, ranked fifth.