Owing to their poor run at the badminton World Championship, Saina Nehwal dropped out of the top 10 while Kidambi Srikanth slipped two places to eighth in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) singles rankings released on Thursday.
Nehwal lost a place to be ranked 11th in the women’s singles division.
P V Sindhu, who clinched her second successive silver medal at the World Championship, remained static at the third spot. H S Prannoy, who also lost in the second round at Nanjing, remained steady at the 11th place.
A quarterfinal finish at the World Championships saw B Sai Praneeth improved two places to the 24th place, while Sameer Verma dropped two places to world number 21.
The mixed doubles pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy made a massive jump of 12 places to be at their career-best ranking of 28th position. Satwik and Chirag Shetty also improved a couple of places to world number 23 in the latest men’s doubles ranking.
Viktor Axelsen retained his world number one ranking while Kento Momota’s charge to the title in China meant that the Japanese jumped three places to 4th while runner-up Shi Yuqi pipped Lei Chong Wei to the second spot.
The top five in the women’s division remained unchanged with Tai Tzu-Ying continuing to lead the rankings ahead of Akane Yamaguchi. Carolina Marin jumped two places to sixth.
(With inputs from PTI)