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Srikanth climbs to No. 5, Saina static at No. 2


No Indians figured in the top-25 list of the mixed doubles rankings.

Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth climbed up a place to be ranked fifth, while Saina Nehwal remained static on No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Srikanth, who had lost a few places from World No. 3 after suffering early exits in recent competitions, on Thursday gained a spot in the men’s singles ranking.

His compatriot, Parupalli Kashyap, however further slipped down the ladder, losing two places to 12th.

H.S. Prannoy maintained his 17th position, while Ajay Jayaram rode on his recent win at the Dutch Open to earn one spot to be at 24th.

Meanwhile, Saina and P.V. Sindhu remained at second and 13th positions, respectively, in the women’s singles.

Women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa jumped up two places to be ranked No.11 and men’s doubles combination of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy gained a spot to No.18.

No Indians figured in the top-25 list of the mixed doubles rankings.

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