Kuala Lumpur: There wasn’t much movement atop the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, with Chen Long, Saina Nehwal, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei holding their places as world No. 1 in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles respectively.
The biggest move inside the women’s singles top 200 came from Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei who climbed 39 spots to world No. 144. The 15-year-old shuttler who scooped up 2015 Belgian International on September 12 and Vietnam International Series titles on October fourth handed a much needed morale-boost for the Malaysian team as they are in search of best and brightest young talent in badminton.
Inside the men’s doubles top 50, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who reached the Thailand Open final last Sunday, zoomed up the charts from 41 to 31. If Koo/Tan can consistently produce good results, they have good chance to overtake World No. 14 Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as Malaysia’s highest ranked pair in BWF rankings.
Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei dropped one spot to 25 in men’s singles.
The latest top five BWF rankings are as follows:
1. Chen Long
2. Jan O Jorgensen
3. Lin Dan
4. Kento Momota
5. Kidambi Srikanth
1. Saina Nehwal
2. Carolina Marin
3. Sung Ji Hyun
4. Tai Tzu Ying
5. Wang Shixian
1. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong
2. Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan
3. Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan
4. Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen
5. Hiroyuki Endo/ Kenichi Hayakawa
1. Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi
2. Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (f)
3. Luo Ying/Luo Yu
4. Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen
5. Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii
1. Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei
2. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir
3. Xu Chen/Ma Jin
4. Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin
5. Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen