Viktor Axelsen Holds Firm at World No. 1 in Latest BWF Singles Rankings


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In October 2023, Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen celebrated his 100th consecutive week as men’s singles world No.1 ahead of Anthony Ginting (Indonesia).

On Sunday (12 November), two-time world champion Momota Kento ended his two-year title drought by winning the BWF Korea Masters. As a result, the Japanese player has climbed 11 places to 41st in the rankings.

The current women’s singles world champion An Se-young has been in top position for 15 weeks. However, her recent knee tendon injury could lead to a change at the top in the coming weeks.

Japan’s former world No. 1 Yamaguchi Akane is not far behind.

Malaysia’s star shuttler Lee Zii Jia stays in 11th position despite having to withdraw from the Korea Masters.

Men’s BWF Singles World Rankings – Complete list

1.Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)101,355
2.Anthony Ginting (Indonesia)86,031
3.Li Shi Feng (People’s Republic of China)81,948
4.Jonatan Christie (Indonesia)81,871
5.Naraoka Kodai (Japan)80,915
6.Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)79,778
7.Shi Yu Qi (People’s Republic of China)76,874
8.HS Prannoy (India)76,037
9.Loh Kean Yew (Singapore)71,062
10.Anders Antonsen (Denmark)66,610
11.Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia)66,496
12.Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)61,917
13.Nishimoto Kenta (Japan)61,757
14.Lu Guang Zu (People’s Republic of China)60,850
15.Ng Tze Yong (Malaysia)59,940
16.Tsuneyama Kanta (Japan)59,721
17.Lakshya Sen (India)57,851
18.Lee Cheuk Yiu (Hong Kong, China)57,564
19.Weng Hong Yang (People’s Republic of China)56,440
20.Ng Ka Long (Hong Kong, China)54,522
21.Lin Chun-Yi (Chinese Taipei)49,328
22.Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo (Indonesia)49,064
23.Srikanth Kidambi (India)48,183
24.Watanabe Koki (Japan)47,730
25.Toma Junior Popov (France)47,587
26.Brian Yang (Canada)47,086
27.Wang Tzu Wei (Chinese Taipei)44,720
28.Rasmus Gemke (Denmark)43,789
29.Christo Popov (France)41,661
30.Priyanshu Rajawat (India)40,170
31.Magnus Johannesen (Denmark)39,630
32.Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thailand)38,024
33.Zhao Jun Peng (People’s Republic of China)37,668
34.Su Li Yang (Chinese Taipei)37,350
35.Chia Hao Lee (Chinese Taipei)36,478
36.Leong Jun Hao (Malaysia)36,298
37.Obayashi Takuma (Japan)35,800
38.Kiran George (India)34,910
39.Nhat Nguyen (Ireland)34,659
40.Misha Zilberman (Israel)33,814
41.Momota Kento (Japan)33,480
42.Kevin Cordon (Guatemala)33,412
43.Julien Carraggi (Belgium)32,518
44.Arnaud Merkle (France)32,450
45.Lei Lan Xi (People’s Republic of China)32,347
46.Jan Louda (Czechia)31,730
47.Chi Yu Jen (Chinese Taipei)31,570
48.Mads Christophersen (Denmark)31,240
49.Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia)30,770
50.Ygor Coelho (Brazil)30,430

Women’s BWF Singles World Rankings – Complete list

1.An Se-young (Republic of Korea)113,314
2.Yamaguchi Akane (Japen)100,717
3.Chen Yu Fei (People’s Republic of China)99,046
4.Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)90,136
5.Carolina Marin (Spain)80,870
6.He Bing Jiao (People’s Republic of China)77,374
7.Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (Indonesia)68,991
8.Han Yue (People’s Republic of China)66,308
9.Beiwen Zhang (United States)64,770
10.Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)63,093
11.Pusarla V. Sindhu (India)62,640
12.Wang Zhi Yi (People’s Republic of China)62,390
13.Pornpawee Chochuwong (Thailand)57,449
14.Kim Ga Eun (Republic of Korea)55,516
15.Supanida Katethong (Thailand)55,109
16.Ohori Aya (Japan)54,490
17.Zhang Yi Man (People’s Republic of China)53,974
18.Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Thailand)52,714
19.Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)52,679
20.Line Højmark Kjærsfeldt (Denmark)46,191
21.Thuy Linh Nguyen (Vietnam)45,550
22.Michelle Li (Canada)45,291
23.Yeo Jia Min (Singapore)44,670
24.Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland)43,829
25.Wen Chi Hsu (Chinese Taipei)43,342
26.Yvonne Li (Germany)41,920
27.Pai Yu Po (Chinese Taipei)41,560
28.Putri Kusuma Wardani (Indonesia)39,470
29.Goh Jin Wei (Malaysia)39,263
30.Sung Shuo Yun (Chinese Taipei)38,663
31.Kawakami Saena (Japan)38,412
32.Nidaira Natsuki (Japan)37,940
33.Line Christophersen (Denmark)37,744
34.Gao Fang Jie (People’s Republic of China)37,535
35.Sim Yu Jin (Republic of Korea)36,539
36.Neslihan Arin (Türkiye)34,490
37.Okuhara Nozomi (Japan)33,810
38.Aakarshi Kashyap (India)32,969
39.Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo (Indonesia)30,740
40.Pornpicha Choeikeewong (Thailand)30,630
41.Iris Wang (United States)30,550
42.Thet Htar Thuzar (Myanmar)30,470
43.Lianne Tan (Belgium)30,283
44.Pitchamon Opatniputh (Thailand)30,260
45.Lauren Lam (United States)29,550
46.Clara Azurmendi (Spain)29,356
47.Lin Hsiang Ti (Chinese Taipei)29,210
48.Kristin Kuuba (Estonia)28,511
49.Huang Yu-Hsun (Chinese Taipei)27,800
50.Miyazaki Tomoka (Japan)27,620

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