Saina drops to World No.4

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to No.4 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Saina, who advanced to the women's singles quarterfinal at the World Championships in Guangzhou, was overtaken by Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon. Saina's city mate P.V. Sindhu retained her No.12 position.

In the men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap slipped four places to No.17 while R.M.V. Gurusaidutt jumped a place to a career-high No.20. Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram was static at No.24.

Sourabh Verma, B. Sai Praneeth, K. Srikanth, Anand Pawar are ranked No.36-39 while H.S. Prannoy jumped five places to be ranked at No.46, making him the eighth Indian shuttler in the top-50 of men's singles rankings.

No Indian features in the top-25 of the doubles rankings in any category.


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