Kidambi Srikanth returns to top-five; Saina Nehwal gained a spot in BWF rankings

Vastavam web: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reclaimed his place in top-five following his semifinal finish at the Malaysia Open while Saina Nehwal gained a spot to be number nine in the latest BWF rankings released today. Srikanth, now ranked five, was placed seventh before the Malaysia Open, where he lost his last-four clash to the reigning Asian champion Kento Momota.Meanwhile, Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu remained unchanged at number three in the women’s singles.Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka gained two places to be 53rd while Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli slid spots to 78th.

South Asian Games gold medallist Ruthvika Shivani Gadde jumped three spots to 90th. In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty dropped two places to 21st while Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy are now 28th.