BWF Rankings: Lakshya Sen breaks into top-10, Treesa-Gayatri reach career-best ranking in doubles

BWF Rankings: Lakshya Sen breaks into top-10, Treesa-Gayatri reach career-best ranking in doubles

Badminton world rankings: For the first time, the All England Badminton Championship runner-up Lakshya Sen has broken into the top 10 of the men's singles badminton world rankings.

Key Highlights:

  • The 20-year-old from Uttarakhand climbed two spots to reach ninth in the latest standings.
  • His silver medal-winning feat at the All England Badminton Championships helped him break into the top 10 of the latest BWF World Ranking.
  • He is now the highest-ranked Indian in the men's singles badminton, above world silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth at 12 and Tokyo Olympian B Sai Praneeth at 19.
  • On 19th March 2022, Sen had become only the fifth Indian after Prakash Nath (1947), Prakash Padukone (1980, 1981), Pullela Gopichand (2001) and Saina Nehwal (2015) to reach the final of the prestigious tournament after outwitting defending champion Lee Zii Jia in a grueling semifinal.
  • The Indian Star shuttler defeated defending champion Lee Zee Jia and world bronze medallist Anders Antonsen before he lost in the final against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen.
  • This was his third straight final appearance at a BWF World Tour event since winning the India Open and a second-place finish at the German Open.
  • Along with Sen, Commonwealth Games silver medallists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also moved up a spot to equal their career-best ranking of seventh.
  • The Chirag-Satwik duo won the India Open, finished third at the Super 1000 Indonesia Open and also represented India at Tokyo 2020.
  • In the women's doubles, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand also jumped 12 places to reach a career-best world number 34, riding on their maiden semifinal finish at the All England Championship.
  • Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu remained at world number 7, while Saina climbed two places to 23rd, following a second-round defeat at All England.

About England Badminton Championships:

  • The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world's oldest badminton tournament, held annually in England.
  • With the introduction of the BWF's latest grading system, it was given Super Series status in 2007, upgraded to Super Series Premier status in 2011.

2022 All England Open:

  • The 2022 All England Open (officially known as the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 for sponsorship reasons) was a badminton tournament that took place at Utilita Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England, from 16 to 20 March 2022.
  • It had a total prize pool of $990,000.
  • It was the fifth tournament of the 2022 BWF World Tour and was part of the All England Open Badminton Championships, which had been held since 1899.
  • The tournament was organized by Badminton England with sanctions from the Badminton World Federation.