Let us see how our Indian players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings this week.
Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world rankings
Seven Indians in Mens Singles
Three Indians in Womens Singles
Two Indian teams in Mens Doubles
Two Indian teams in Womens Doubles
Two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles
The star of this week is Arundhati Pantawane – Congratulations for breaking into the World 50 rankings for the first time.
We have seven Indians in the top 50 Mens Singles players in the world this week.
Sai Praneeth moved up 5 positions this week
13: Parupalli Kashyap has dropped from 11th to 13th position after Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia (winner of Singapore Open 2013 ), Mark Zwiebler of Germany and Takuma Ueda of Japan leaped ahead of him due to very good performances.
22: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt improved from 23rd to 22nd position
24: Ajay Jayaram improved one by going from 25th to 24th position.
37: Sourabh Varma remained unchanged this week in 37th position.
40: Sai Praneeth had the biggest jump this week. He moved up by 5 positions, all based on his good performances recently.
41: K.Srikanth continues to climb ahead after his victory in the Thailand Open and has now improved by one more rank.
43: Anand Pawar dropped five positions from 38th to 43rd.
We have three ladies now in the top fifty women players in the world this week.
3: Saina Nehwal has inched up from 4th to 3rd position but that is purely due to the ranking calculations and does not reflect her recent loss of form. (Please remember she has not won a single major tournament in 2013!)
12: P.V.Sindhu has remain unchanged in the 12th position.
49: Arundhati Pantawane: Arundhati has jumped up by 10 positions this week – due to her good performance over a period of time.
We have two mens doubles teams from India in the top fifty mens doubles players in the world this week.
38: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar remain unchanged this week.
42: Arun Vishu and Tarun Kona improved by just one position – not due to any improvement in form, but due to the ranking calculation.
We have two womens doubles teams from India in the top fifty womens doubles players in the world this week. This is good progress for Indian womens doubles teams.
28: Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre moved up four positions this week and this is due to their good performance this week. They continue to climb the ladder and should be in top 10 with good performances
46: Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy moved up three positions this week. Keep up the good work.
We have two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles from India in the top 50.
29: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa dropped one position this week.
46: Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan jumped up nine positions to break into the Top 50 for the first time.
Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.