- Prannoy slips to 26th position in world rankings
- He has slipped to the 26th position in the world rankings.
Indian men’s badminton player HS Prannoy feels he has the potential to be among the top five players in the world and wants to add new dimensions to his game to achieve this goal. Prannoy, a former world number eight player, was diagnosed with ‘gastroesophageal reflux’ during the 2018 World Championships after which his performance declined slightly. After recovering to some extent from the disease, he got infected with the corona virus in November 2020.
He has been battling the effects of the disease since then, which has affected his game as well. He has slipped to 26th position in the world rankings. Prannoy said on Wednesday after winning his opening round match at the India Open here. That was the main reason as well.”
“Of course I have yet to prove that my game is not over and that I am someone who can be in the top five in the world. I believe in my conscience and hope that in the next few months we will have Something good will happen nearby.”
He managed to make the quarter-finals at the World Championships last month. “It was a bit disappointing but still I am very happy with my performance in the World Championship. I could come from there with a lot of positive things and practice with a positive mindset. I am looking forward to the training time where There are many new things that I want to add to my game.”
Another busy year of badminton begins with the India Open, which includes major events like the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, apart from the regular BWF World Tour events. He said, “It is a year with lots of tournaments, with some big tournaments. There is tough competition for whoever is part of the Indian team. Have done very well in the last few years and have qualified for Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. Definitely going to be tough.”