The top shuttler from India, HS Prannoy, moved up two spots to land at number 16 in the latest BWF World Ranking announcement on Tuesday following a spate of strong showings on the tour.
After taking part in 33 tournaments, Prannoy, who advanced to back-to-back quarterfinals at the World Championships and Japan Open Super 750, currently has 64,330 points.
The 30-year-old Indian recently rose to the top spot in the men’s singles division of the “Race to Guangzhou,” which determines the qualifiers for the BWF World Tour Final, which concludes the regular season.
Lakshya Sen, another Indian, continued to be the top-ranked male shuttler in the world at position 9, while Kidambi Srikanth, another Indian, moved up two spots to take up position 12.
Injured PV Sindhu gained ground to move up to seventh place. Sindhu had missed the world championships and the Japan Open.