The World Badminton Federation (WBF) announced on March 28 that Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh was placed ninth in the latest men’s rankings.
Minh won 53,870 points, 900 points above Japan’s Kenichi Tago (No. 10).
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei still tops the list after winning two championship titles after three tournaments in the super series held in the Republic of Korea and Malaysia since the beginning of this year.
Second is China’s Chen Long, who ranked first at the All England Open Badminton Championships in London.
Next in order are Du Pengyu (China), Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia) and Hu Yun (Hong Kong, China).
In other ranking systems, Chinese badminton players have taken the lead in three events. They are Li Xuerui in the women’s singles, Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang in the women’s couples, and Xu Chen and Ma Jin in the mixed men and women’s couples.
In the men’s couples event, the top position belongs to Denmark’s Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen pair.
Leading badminton players are scheduled to compete in India in late April.