Anup Sridhar, riding on the back of some inspired performances in the World Badminton Championship, has moved up to 29 in the latest Men Singles ranking released by the International Badminton Federation(IBF).
Sridhar now becomes the top-ranked Indian in the world, having overtaken Chetan Anand, who slipped to 33 from his previous ranking of 32.
Sridhar had defeated Taufik Hidayat, the reigning Olympic Gold-medalist and the All England champion Hafiz Hashim before he lost to the eventual winner, Lin Dan, in the quarterfinals.
Saina Nehwal is the top-ranked Indian female shuttler at the 28th position.
Sridhar will now take part in the Indian Open in Hyderabad from September 5 to 9.