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Kidambi Srikanth climbs up three spots to re-enter top-10 of badminton rankings

The 24-year-old Kidambi Srikanth, who clinched successive titles at Indonesia Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points in his kitty.

other sports Updated: Jun 29, 2017 17:15 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu felicitated Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth and his family in Vijayawada on Wednesday.(PTI)

Riding on his back-to-back Super Series triumphs, India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth broke back into the top-10 at eighth in the latest world rankings released today.

The 24-year-old from Guntur, who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points in his kitty.

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He is the lone Indian shuttler to figure in the top-10 of men’s singles ranking after climbing up three places.

Among other Indian male shuttlers, B Sai Praneeth has moved up a position to be 15th, while Ajay Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th.

HS Prannoy also dropped two places to be 23rd.

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In women’s singles, PV Sindhu dropped a rung to be world no. 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 17:06 IST