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Anders Antonsen reaches new heights
Date: 9/4/2019 1:05 PM
Published by : Lilit Poghosyan
Anders Antonsen (Denmark) has reached his career-best result of no. 4 on the men’s singles world ranking list published this week. The Dane is leading Europe’s men’s singles players with 72949 points, being 10352 points away from world no. 3 Shi Yu Qi from China.
Antonsen has been achieving new heights almost every week. From world no. 13 he went on to become a top 10 player after winning the European Games. Then, he was world no. 11 for two consecutive weeks. He then moved two spots up to stand on position no. 9. One week later he was world no. 8, but went back to being world no. 9 three weeks in a row. 

Finally, after winning silver at the World Championships, the 22-year old advanced to position no. 5, and finally moving one more spot up this week to position no. 4.

-Almost getting tired of posting a new ranking every week, Antonsen posted on his Instagram story on Wednesday. 

-A lot of tournaments ahead in the upcoming months. I’m eager to do well and to keep improving. So I better work hard, he wrote on his Instagram account

Other changes

Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus has moved one spot up to position no. 27 in the men’s singles world ranking list. In the women’s singles Neslihan Yigit (Turkey) has moved one spot up and is currently standing on position no. 37. Denmark’s Julie Dawall Jakobsen is two spots away from the top 50 as she is ranked no. 52.

In the men’s doubles Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel are occupying position no. 22 after moving one spot up. The German pair is one spot away from their career-best result. Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov have re-entered top 25.

Denmark’s Maiken Fruergaard/Sara Thygesen are just inside the the top 20 of the women’s doubles world ranking list with Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova/Alina Davletova following them with a difference of just 154 points. 

In the mixed doubles England’s Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith are standing on position no. 8, one spot up compared to last week. 

See the full BWF World Ranking list here
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