Kidambi Srikanth moves to fourth in badminton rankings, Lakshya enters top 100

Lakshya had clinched the Eurasia Bulgarian Open and India International Series before finishing second at the Tata Open India International Challenge.

Published: 07th December 2017 05:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 07:44 PM   |  A+A-

India's Srikanth Kidambi poses for photographers after he won his men's final match of the French Open badminton tournament in Paris.|PTI

Indian badminton ace Kidambi Srikanth |PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Kidambi Srikanth improved a rung to be at the 4th position, while promising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen entered the World top 100 after jumping 19 places to reach the 89th spot in the latest BWF ranking today.

Lakshya, 16, was rewarded for his good run in international badminton this season. The youngster had clinched the Eurasia Bulgarian Open and India International Series, before finishing runners-up at the Tata Open India International Challenge last week.

Srikanth, who skipped the China Open and Hong Kong Open to recover from a mild strain, will be back in action at the Dubai Super Series Final, starting next week.

Among others, H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth were static at the 10th place and 17th spots, respectively.

In women's singles, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their third and 10th places respectively, while Rituparna Das entered the top 50 after improving three places to reach the 49th spot.

Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy were at the 19th spot.

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