BWF Unfreezes World Rankings

BWF Unfreezes World Rankings

The BWF World Rankings have been unfrozen following the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020.

Chinese Taipei provides two of the biggest movers with three-peat champions in Bangkok, Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, rising four places up to No.3 in men’s doubles and Wang Tzu Wei inside the Top 10 in men’s singles for the first time, up four places to No.9 in the world.

Malaysia’s women’s doubles pair Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean also rose for place to  debut inside the world’s top 10.

Kento Momota and Tai Tzu Ying remain world No.1s in men’s and women’s singles respectively, while Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota, and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong still lead the way in the doubles categories.

BWF froze the rankings lists on 31 March 2020 in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Men’s Singles (full rankings)

1 Kento Momota (Japan)
2 Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
3 Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
4 Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)
5 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
6 Chen Long (China)
7 Jonatan Christie (Indonesia)
8 Ng Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong China)
9 Wang Tzu Wei (Chinese Taipei)
10 Shi Yu Qi (China)

Women’s Singles (full rankings)

1 Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
2 Chen Yu Fei (China)
3 Carolina Marin (Spain)
4 Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
5 Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
6 Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
7 Pusarla V. Sindhu (India)
8 An Se Young (Korea)
9 He Bing Jiao (China)
10 Michelle Li (Canada)

Men’s Doubles (full rankings)

1 Gideon/Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
2 Ahsan/Setiawan (Indonesia)
3 Lee/Wang (Chinese Taipei)
4 Li/Liu (China)
5 Kamura/Sonoda (Japan)
6 Endo/Watanabe (Japan)
7 Alfian/Ardianto (Indonesia)
8 Choi/Seo (Korea)
9 Chia/Soh (Malaysia)
10 Rankireddy/Chetty (India)

Women’s Doubles (full rankings)

1 Fukushima/Hirota (Japan)
2 Chen/Jia (China)
3 Matsumoto/Nagahara (Japan)
4 Lee/Shin (Korea)
5 Kim/Kong (Korea)
6 Polii/Rahayu (Indonesia)
7 Du/Li (China)
8 Kititharakul/Prajongjai (Thailand)
9 Chang/Kim (Korea)
10 Chow/Lei (Malaysia)

Mixed Doubles (full rankings)

1 Zheng/Huang (China)
2 Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai (Thailand)
3 Wang/Huang (China)
4 Jordan/Oktavianti (Indonesia)
5 Seo/Chae (Korea)
6 Watanabe/Higashino (Japan)
7 Chan/Goh (Malaysia)
8 Faizal/Widjaja (Indonesia)
9 Ellis/Smith (England)
10 Goh/Lai (Malaysia)