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Srikanth storms into top-10 of world rankings

June 29, 2017 18:40 IST

Kidambi Srikanth

IMAGE: Kidambi Srikanth after winning the Australian Open Super Series title. Photograph courtesy: Kidambi Srikanth/Twitter

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 on Thursday.

The 24-year-old from Guntur, who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, has 58,583

points in his kitty.

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.

In the women's singles, PV Sindhu dropped a rung to fifth, while Sania Nehwal gained a spot to be ranked 15th.

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