Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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World junior champions Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin showcased their talent at the elite level during the Asian Leg, resulting in a significant jump of 35 places in the BWF World Rankings. After being frozen since March 2020, the rankings were unfrozen on Tuesday, bringing these talented players into the spotlight.

🏸 Impressive Debut at the Elite Level

Carnando and Marthin, participating in their very first HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 event, made it to the semifinals of the YONEX Thailand Open. Along the way, they defeated senior compatriots Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto and Denmark Open champions Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge. Their remarkable performance at the TOYOTA Thailand Open, where they triumphed over top Danish pair Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the opening round, catapulted them to the 42nd spot in the rankings.

🏸 Shifting Ranks

Several other players also witnessed significant improvements in their rankings after their stellar performances in Bangkok. England’s Ben Lane/Sean Vendy, quarterfinalists at the TOYOTA Thailand Open and semifinalists at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020, rose by eight places to secure the 18th position. Malaysians Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, who found their form and finished as runners-up in the first event of the Asian Leg, climbed four spots to reach No. 11. Compatriots Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi also moved up four places to secure the 13th spot.

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Chinese Taipei’s Wang Chi-Lin/Lee Yang, who dominated the three events of the Asian Leg, experienced the biggest jump within the top 10 and are currently ranked No. 3.

🏸 New Heights in Women’s Doubles

In the women’s doubles category, Malaysia’s Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan made their mark by breaking into the top 30, moving up nine places after reaching the quarterfinals in the first two events of the Asian Leg. Malaysians Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean and Vivian Hoo/Yap Cheng Wen also made progress, climbing four and seven places respectively to secure the 10th and 17th positions.

🏸 Breakthrough in Mixed Doubles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponnappa, semifinalists at the TOYOTA Thailand Open, made a remarkable leap of 16 spots, breaking into the top 20 for the first time in the mixed doubles category. France’s Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue, who performed exceptionally well and reached two semifinals in the three events of the Asian Leg, climbed three places to secure the 13th position. Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai also moved up the rankings to reach No. 10.

🏸 Shuffling Rankings in Singles

While there were no changes in the No.1 rankings in four out of five categories, Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota took over as the top pair in women’s doubles, displacing Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan due to their victory at the Denmark Open.

In the singles category, Viktor Axelsen and Carolina Marin, winners of the first two events in the Asian Leg, made slight progress, moving up two places in the rankings. Axelsen now holds the No. 2 spot, with a gap of 14,840 points behind the top-ranked Kento Momota, who hasn’t played since winning the Malaysia Masters in January 2020. Marin has now secured the No. 3 position, following Tai Tzu Ying and Chen Yu Fei.

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Other notable changes include Wang Tzu Wei moving up four spots to No. 10 in men’s singles, and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, the finalist at the TOYOTA Thailand Open, climbing 13 spots to secure the 23rd position. In women’s singles, Pornpawee Chochuwong, the surprise semifinalist at the World Tour Finals, and Mia Blichfeldt, the semifinalist at the YONEX Thailand Open, rose by three and four spots respectively, now ranking No. 11 and No. 12.

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FAQs

Q: How did Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin improve their rankings?
A: Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin made an impressive debut at the elite level during the Asian Leg. Their outstanding performance at the YONEX Thailand Open and TOYOTA Thailand Open, where they defeated experienced players and reached the semifinals, resulted in a significant jump of 35 places in the BWF World Rankings.

Q: Which players experienced the biggest jump in rankings?
A: Chinese Taipei’s Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Yang experienced the biggest jump within the top 10 rankings. Dominating the three events of the Asian Leg, they now hold the No. 3 position.

Q: Who are the rising stars in the mixed doubles category?
A: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, semifinalists at the TOYOTA Thailand Open, made a remarkable leap of 16 spots, securing the No. 19 position. France’s Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue also climbed three places to reach the 13th position.

Summary

Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin, world junior champions, impressed everyone with their debut at the elite level during the Asian Leg, resulting in a remarkable jump of 35 places in the BWF World Rankings. Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Yang dominated the Asian Leg and experienced the biggest jump within the top 10 rankings. Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan broke into the top 30 in women’s doubles, while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa made a breakthrough by entering the top 20 in mixed doubles. The rankings saw several other notable changes, making the badminton landscape more exciting than ever. For the latest BWF World Rankings, visit Carnegiecentre.com.

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