Lakshya Sen, the Commonwealth Games winner, moved up two spots on Tuesday to land in sixth place, a career-best position. The 21-year-old Almora native has 76,424 points from 25 competitions and has been on fire this season. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the newly crowned men’s doubles winners at the French Open, climbed one spot to reclaim their previous career-high ranking of seven. The Indian team won the French Open 750 and the India Open 500 on the BWF global tour, along with the gold medal at the Birmingham Games and the first-ever bronze medal at the World Championships. They were crucial in helping India win the Thomas Cup.
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, a women’s doubles team, and Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto, a mixed doubles team, advanced to their new career-high rankings of 23 and 28, respectively.
In the most recent chart, Treesa and Gayatri moved up five positions, while Tanisha and Ishaan gained two places.
The two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, who hasn’t competed since the Birmingham Games because of an ankle ailment, rose one spot to take over the fifth in the world rankings.
Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy were steady at 11 and 12, respectively, in the global rankings.