India’s combined doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa was rewarded for its stupendous show at the recent-concluded Asia leg as it got into the world’s leading 20 in the current BWF rankings announced on Tuesday.

New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) India’s mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa was rewarded for its stupendous show at the recent-concluded Asia leg as it got into the world’s top 20 in the current BWF rankings revealed on Tuesday.

Satwik and Ashwini, who had actually ended up being the first Indian blended doubles pair to reach the semifinals of a world tour Super 1000 occasion at the Toyota Thailand Open, leapt 16 places to reach a career-best ranking of world number 19.

The duo had shocked 5th seeded Malaysian combination of Chan Peng Quickly and Goh Liu Ying in the quarterfinals.

In the males’s doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty maintained their world number 10 spot after reaching the semifinals at Toyota Thailand Open.

To name a few, world champ P V Sindhu remained fixed at world number 7, while Saina improved a place to world number 19.

In the guys’s songs, Kidambi Srikanth moved up a spot to 13th, while Sameer Verma jumped four locations to 27th spot after his quarterfinal proving at Toyota Thailand Open.

B Sai Praneeth, who lost in the opening round of the first event and was required to withdraw from the 2nd tournament after testing COVID-19 favorable, slipped an area to 17th, while Parupalli Kashyap, who had a hard time with a calf muscle injury, dropped two locations to 26th area.

M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, who began playing together in 2019, zoomed 33 places to 64th in the guys’s doubles.

The BWF World Rankings reopened following the HSBC BWF World Trip Finals which concluded on Sunday.

The very first tournament in the Olympic Qualifying duration for the Race to Tokyo will be the Swiss Open Super 300, to be held from March 2 to 7.

The certification period will end with the Indian Open (May 11-16), with the rankings released on May 18 to be thought about for choosing the gamers making the cut for the Tokyo Games.

Last March, the BWF had actually frozen the world rankings, stating standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it restarts the international calender.