Kuala Lumpur: Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is placed at the sixth spot while Lakshya Sen jumped nine places to achieve a career-best BWF ranking of 32 in the men’s singles rankings.
Sindhu’s title defence at the BWF World Tour Finals 2019 was over as she suffered defeats against Akane Yamaguchi and Chen Yufei in her first two matches of the tournament before beating China’s Bingjiao, which was however, not enough to lift her to the next round.
On the other hand, Saina Nehwal, who was last seen in action in the Hong Kong Open where she had to face a first-round exit from the tournament after losing to China’s Cai Yan Yan , dropped a place to be at the 11th spot.
In the men’s category, Sen had recently won the title of Bangladesh International Challenge.
Before the Bangladesh International Challenge, Sen had won his first title of 2019 at the Belgian International in September before winning the Dutch Open Super 100 and SaarLorLux Super 100 in October. He then went on to claim the Scottish Open crown in November.
Sen had registered a 22-20, 21-18 win over Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao in the summit clash in Dhaka on Sunday.
However, no Indian shuttler could make to the top 10 of the men’s BWF rankings. India shuttlers — B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth remained static at the 11th and 12th place respectively while Parupalli Kashyap continues to sit at the 23rd spot.