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Felix Burestedt: This is a good step in the right direction
Date: 3/20/2019 1:29 PM
Published by : Lilit Poghosyan
COE player Felix Burestedt (Sweden) had reached his career-best result last week as he had moved four spots up to occupy position no. 87 on the men’s singles world ranking list. This week, he is standing on position no. 88.
After winning Portuguese International two weeks ago, he won his two matches in the qualifications of Swiss Open and advanced to the main draw, losing to Parupalli Kashyap (India). He shares his thoughts with Badminton Europe. 

 -I am very happy and this is a good step in the right direction. But still I need to work harder to reach my goals. I will have a good training block and I am looking forward to playing European Games. 

New positions for France’s men’s singles 

France’s Lucas Corvee has climbed six spots up on the men’s singles world ranking list. He went into the quarterfinals of last week’s Swiss Open, losing to the runner up of the tournament Sai Praneeth B. (India). 

With 30944 points he is the second highest men’s singles player from France. The first one is Brice Leverdez ranked no. 28. 

Thomas Rouxel and Toma Junior Popov come next, ranked no. 59 and 61 respectively. They have both descended two places down compared to last week’s rankings. It has been a successful week for Lucas Claerbout as he has moved 11 places up to occupy position no. 86.

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Other changes

Line Kjaersfeldt (Denmark) has moved one spot up, reaching position no. 17 on the women’s singles world ranking list. Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt is following her on positon no. 20. 

Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya has moved three spots up to occupy position no. 31. Yvonne Li (Germany) is standing on position no. 42 after moving two spots up. 

England’s Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge have moved two spots up to occupy position no. 17 on the men’s doubles world ranking list.  

See the full BWF world ranking list here

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