Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth attains career-best world number 2 rankingNovember 3, 2017
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth grabbed a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking released yesterday. Srikanth, 25, who reached five finals and clinched four titles this year so far, now has 73,403 points, 4527 point away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who tops the ranking.
The shuttler from Guntur, who had clinched back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia and then at Denmark and France, will have a chance to topple the Dane shuttler with in the upcoming events at China and Hong Kong. In women’s singles, PV Sindhu, who reached the semi-finals at France, was static at No. 2, while former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal was also steady at the 11th spot. Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped two places to be at the 25th spot, while mixed doubles combo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki were steady at the 16th place.