New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) After achieving a career-high of World No.6 last week, Parupalli Kashyap dropped out of the men’s singles top-10 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
Due to a first round exit at the recently concluded India Open, Kashyap dropped five places to be ranked 11.
But on the positive side, a brilliant performance by Indian shuttlers has led seven of them to be ranked in top-55 of the men’s singles.
Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram who reached the quarters last week jumped three places to 27 while R.M.V. Gurusaidutt jumped five places to 28. Madhya Pradesh’s Sourabh Verma gained a place to 35.
Anand Pawar, whose best performance at a Super Series came when he reached the semifinals last week, leapt 11 places to 42 while B. Sai Praneeth moved up 15 places to 47.
India Open quarterfinalist K. Srikkanth also leapt 11 places to 52 but H.S. Prannoy catapulted 21 places to career-best 55.
In the women’s singles, despite the second round exit at India Open, Saina Nehwal retained her No.2 position while P.V. Sindhu, who reached the semifinals, jumped two places to reach a career-best of No.13.