The BWF World Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation for badminton players who participate in tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. It is used to determine the qualification for the World Championships and Summer Olympic Games,[1] as well as BWF World Tour tournaments.[2] Seedings of draws at all BWF-sanctioned tournaments are conducted using the BWF World Ranking.[3] Players under 19 years of age are eligible to rank in the BWF World Junior Ranking, which were introduced in January 2011. The following lists are the rankings:[4]

Overview

The ranking points are awarded based on the level and progress of the tournament from each player/pair. Ranking points calculated are based on the tournaments each players/pairs participate in from the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in ten or fewer World Ranking tournaments, then the ranking is worked out by adding together the points won at tournaments in the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in 11 or more World Ranking tournaments, only the 10 highest points scored in the tournaments during the 52-week period count towards their ranking. The highest possible ranking points are 124,000 as of 2022 but will soon increase to 125,000 in 2023 with 4 Super 1000 Tournaments.[1][5][6] Though the highest points ever achieved are 122,606 by Viktor Axelsen as ranking points were frozen from 2020–2022.[citation needed]

Points system

Points system used are as follows:[5]

April 1, 1995 – 29 January 2003 system

1. The points system chart:[7]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3
World Grand Prix
6* 540 459 378 297 216 135 54 27 10.8 5.4 2.7
5* 480 408 336 264 192 120 48 24 9.6 4.8 2.4
4* 420 357 294 231 168 105 42 21 8.4 4.2 2.1
3* 360 306 252 198 144 90 36 18 7.2 3.6 1.8
2* 300 255 210 165 120 75 30 15 6 3 1.5
1* 240 204 168 132 96 60 24 12 4.8 2.4 1.2
International Circuit
A 180 153 126 99 72 45 18 9 3.6 1.8 0.9
B 120 102 84 66 48 30 12 6 2.4 1.2 0.6
C 60 51 42 33 24 15 6 3 1.2 0.6 0.3
D 40 34 28 22 16 10 4 2 0.8 0.4 0.2
E 20 17 14 11 8 5 2 1 0.4 0.2 0.1

2. World Badminton Grand Prix Finals are ranked as 6* event, the points system is as follows:

Decipline Winner Runner-up 3/4 2nd in Group 3rd in Group 4th in Group
Singles 540 459 378 297 256.5 216
Doubles 337.5 297

30 January, 2003 – 31 December, 2006 system

The points in the new system are multiplied by 10 from the previous one:[8]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 6,000 5,100 4,200 3,300 2,400 1,500 600 300 120 60 30
World Grand Prix
6* 5,400 4,590 3,780 2,970 2,160 1,350 540 270 108 54 27
5* 4,800 4,080 3,360 2,640 1,920 1,200 480 240 96 48 24
4* 4,200 3,570 2,940 2,310 1,680 1,050 420 210 84 42 21
3* 3,600 3,060 2,520 1,980 1,440 900 360 180 72 36 18
2* 3,000 2,550 2,100 1,650 1,200 750 300 150 60 30 15
1* 2,400 2,040 1,680 1,320 960 600 240 120 48 24 12
International Circuit
A 1,800 1,530 1,260 990 720 450 180 90 36 18 9
B 1,200 1,020 840 660 480 300 120 60 24 12 6
C 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3

2007–2017 system

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
BWF tournaments
(World Championships and Olympic Games)
1
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Super Series Masters Finals
Super Series Premier
11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520
Super Series 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40
Grand Prix Gold 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130 60 30
Grand Prix 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100 45 30
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70 30 20
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40 20 10
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20 10 5
^1 – At the Olympic Games, third place receives 9,200 points while fourth place receives 8,400 points.

2018–16 April 2024 system

Since 2018, BWF has started a new system for counting points:

(For implementation in tournaments up to and including week 16 2024)

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256
Grade 1 – BWF tournaments
World Championships 13,000 11,000 9,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Olympic Games1 13,000 11,000 19,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Grade 2 – BWF World Tour
Level 1 (Finals)2 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 2 (Super 1000) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 3 (Super 750) 11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520 210
Level 4 (Super 500) 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170
Level 5 (Super 300) 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130
Level 6 (Super 100) 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100
Grade 3 – BWF Continental Circuit
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20
^1 – At the Olympic Games 3rd place will receive 10,100 points. Fourth place will receive 9,200 points.
^2 – From 2022, at the World Tour Finals' group stage 3rd place will receive 7,500 points. Fourth place will receive 6,600 points.

After 23 April 2024

Starting from 2024 (Week 17), BWF will using a new system for counting points:

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256
Grade 1 – BWF tournaments
World Championships 14,500 12,500 10,500 8,200 6,000 3,700 1,450 750 300
Olympic Games1 14,500 12,500 110,500 8,200 6,000 3,700 1,450 750 300
Grade 2 – BWF World Tour
Level 1 (Finals)2 14,000 12,000 10,000 7,800 5,700 3,500 1,400 720 280
Level 2 (If minimum $500,000 additional prize money)
(Super 1000)
13,500 11,500 9,500 7,400 5,400 3,300 1,350 670 270
Level 2 (If between $250 - $499,999 additional prize money)
(Super 1000)
12,700 10,800 9,000 7,000 5,100 3,150 1,270 630 250
Level 2 (Super 1000) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 3 (Super 750) 11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520 210
Level 4 (Super 500) 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170
Level 5 (Super 300) 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130
Level 6 (Super 100) 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100
Grade 3 – BWF Continental Circuit
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20
^1 – At the Olympic Games 3rd place will receive 11,500 points. Fourth place will receive 10,500 points.
^2 – Starting 2024, at the World Tour Finals' group stage 3rd place will receive 8,900 points. Fourth place will receive 7,800 points.

Player rankings

Players in their highest peak are marked in light yellow, retired players are marked in italic.

Men's singles

BWF World Rankings (Men's singles)
as of 30 January 2024[9]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Denmark Viktor Axelsen 97,605 1 September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)
2 Steady  China Shi Yuqi 90,184 2 August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
3 Steady  China Li Shifeng 83,948 3 October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31)
4 Increase 3  Denmark Anders Antonsen 82,430 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
5 Decrease 1  Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 81,501 2 January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
6 Decrease 1  Japan Kodai Naraoka 81,015 2 December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
7 Increase 1  India Prannoy H. S. 76,587 6 August 29, 2023 (2023-08-29)
8 Increase 1  Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 73,398 3 June 6, 2023 (2023-06-06)
9 Decrease 3  Indonesia Jonatan Christie 73,131 2 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
10 Steady  Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 70,096 2 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
11 Steady  Japan Kenta Nishimoto 65,657 9 September 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)
12 Steady  Singapore Loh Kean Yew 65,072 3 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
13 Steady  Hong Kong, China Lee Cheuk Yiu 62,594 13 January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
14 Steady  Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 60,007 2 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
15 Steady  Malaysia Ng Tze Yong 59,360 14 November 21, 2023 (2023-11-21)
16 Increase 1  China Weng Hongyang 58,840 16 January 16, 2024 (2024-01-16)
17 Increase 1  China Lu Guangzu 57,130 10 January 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)
18 Decrease 2  Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 56,981 10 November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
19 Increase 2  Chinese Taipei Lin Chun-yi 56,078 19 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
20 Decrease 1  India Lakshya Sen 55,691 6 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)

Women's singles

BWF World Rankings (Women's singles)
as of 30 January 2024[10]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  South Korea An Se-young 113,314 1 August 1, 2023 (2023-08-01)
2 Steady  China Chen Yufei 102,596 1 December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
3 Steady  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 97,036 1 December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)
4 Steady  Japan Akane Yamaguchi 91,167 1 April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
5 Steady  Spain Carolina Marín 84,957 1 June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
6 Steady  China He Bingjiao 74,474 5 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
7 Steady  Indonesia Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 72,800 7 July 4, 2023 (2023-07-04)
8 Steady  China Han Yue 71,538 8 October 17, 2023 (2023-10-17)
9 Increase 1  China Wang Zhiyi 68,930 6 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
10 Decrease 1  United States Beiwen Zhang 66,540 9 June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
11 Steady  India P. V. Sindhu 62,640 2 April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
12 Steady  South Korea Kim Ga-eun 61,176 12 December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19)
13 Steady  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 60,393 1 April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
14 Steady  China Zhang Yiman 59,784 13 September 19, 2023 (2023-09-19)
15 Increase 1  Japan Aya Ohori 56,030 13 September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14)
16 Decrease 1  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong 55,859 8 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
17 Steady  Thailand Supanida Katethong 52,919 14 November 7, 2023 (2023-11-07)
18 Steady  Singapore Yeo Jia Min 52,560 16 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
19 Steady  Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 52,164 10 November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)
20 Increase 3  Japan Nozomi Okuhara 51,380 1 October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)

Men's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Men's doubles)
as of 30 January 2024[11]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Increase 1  India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 95,861 1 October 12, 2023 (2023-10-12) 1 India Chirag Shetty October 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
 India Chirag Shetty 1 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy October 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
2 Decrease 1  China Liang Weikeng 95,391 1 October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31) 1 China Wang Chang October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31)
 China Wang Chang 1 China Liang Weikeng October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31)
3 Steady  South Korea Kang Min-hyuk 92,505 3 December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19) 3 South Korea Seo Seung-jae December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19)
 South Korea Seo Seung-jae 3 South Korea Kang Min-hyuk December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19)
4 Steady  Denmark Kim Astrup 88,559 3 October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31) 3 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31)
 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 3 Denmark Kim Astrup October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31)
5 Steady  Malaysia Aaron Chia 87,064 2 January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24) 2 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik 2 Malaysia Aaron Chia January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
6 Steady  Japan Takuro Hoki 83,581 1 September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20) 1 Japan Yugo Kobayashi September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
 Japan Yugo Kobayashi 1 Japan Takuro Hoki September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
7 Steady  Indonesia Fajar Alfian 80,329 1 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 1 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto 1 Indonesia Fajar Alfian December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
8 Steady  China Liu Yuchen 74,638 2 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 1 China Li Junhui April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
 China Ou Xuanyi 2 China Liu Yuchen May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
9 Steady  Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri 71,090 9 December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19) 9 Indonesia Bagas Maulana December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19)
 Indonesia Bagas Maulana 9 Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri December 19, 2023 (2023-12-19)
10 Steady  Chinese Taipei Lee Yang 70,998 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) 2 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin 2 Chinese Taipei Lee Yang September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
11 Steady  Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando 67,039 9 May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23) 9 Indonesia Daniel Marthin May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
 Indonesia Daniel Marthin 9 Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
12 Steady  Malaysia Ong Yew Sin 65,300 6 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 6 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi 6 Malaysia Ong Yew Sin June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
13 Steady  Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan 63,820 1 November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) 1 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan 1 Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
14 Steady  Japan Akira Koga 55,794 15 October 31, 2023 (2023-10-31) 14 Japan Taichi Saito December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
 Japan Taichi Saito 14 Japan Akira Koga December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
15 Increase 2  Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei 51,930 15 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30) 7 Chinese Taipei Lee Yang July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06)
 Chinese Taipei Yang Po-hsuan 15 Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
16 Increase 9  China He Jiting 50,690 12 April 11, 2023 (2023-04-11) 10 China Tan Qiang July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
 China Ren Xiangyu 16 China He Jiting January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
17 Increase 2  Malaysia Man Wei Chong 50,840 17 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30) 17 Malaysia Tee Kai Wun January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
 Malaysia Tee Kai Wun 17 Malaysia Man Wei Chong January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
18 Decrease 2  South Korea Choi Sol-gyu 50,520 9 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 7 South Korea Seo Seung-jae November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
 South Korea Kim Won-ho 9 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
19 Increase 1  Denmark Rasmus Kjær 49,930 18 January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23) 18 Denmark Frederik Søgaard January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
 Denmark Frederik Søgaard 18 England Rasmus Kjær January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
20 Steady  Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana 49,763 11 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 11 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan 11 Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)

Women's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Women's doubles)
as of 30 January 2024[12]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Chen Qingchen 108,654 1 October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26) 1 China Jia Yifan October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
 China Jia Yifan 1 China Chen Qingchen October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
2 Steady  South Korea Baek Ha-na 98,550 2 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 2 South Korea Lee So-hee May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
 South Korea Lee So-hee 2 South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
South Korea Baek Ha-na
November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)
December 21, 2021 (2021-12-21)
May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
3 Steady  South Korea Kim So-yeong 88,475 1 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04) 1 South Korea Kong Hee-yong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
 South Korea Kong Hee-yong 1 South Korea Kim So-yeong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
4 Increase 1  China Liu Shengshu 86,000 4 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30) 4 China Tan Ning January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
 China Tan Ning 4 China Liu Shengshu January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
5 Increase 1  China Zhang Shuxian 83,193 2 May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23) 2 China Zheng Yu May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
 China Zheng Yu 2 China Zhang Shuxian May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
6 Increase 1  Japan Nami Matsuyama 81,745 2 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 2 Japan Chiharu Shida November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Chiharu Shida 2 Japan Nami Matsuyama November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
7 Decrease 3  Japan Yuki Fukushima 81,725 1 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 1 Japan Sayaka Hirota June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Japan Sayaka Hirota 1 Japan Yuki Fukushima June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
8 Steady  Japan Mayu Matsumoto 79,883 1 April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) 1 Japan Wakana Nagahara April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
 Japan Wakana Nagahara 1 Japan Mayu Matsumoto April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
9 Steady  Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu 74,993 4 March 18, 2023 (2023-03-18) 3 Indonesia Greysia Polii September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
 Indonesia Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti 4 Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu March 18, 2023 (2023-03-18)
10 Steady  Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul 72,273 5 December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20) 5 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai 5 Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
11 Steady  Japan Rena Miyaura 64,570 11 January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23) 11 Japan Ayako Sakuramoto January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
 Japan Ayako Sakuramoto 9 Japan Yukiko Takahata February 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)
12 Steady  South Korea Jeong Na-eun 63,610 3 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 3 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong 3 South Korea Jeong Na-eun December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
13 Increase 1  Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard 61,085 9 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 9 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard 9 Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
14 Decrease 1  Malaysia Pearly Tan 61,061 5 January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31) 5 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan 5 Malaysia Pearly Tan January 31, 2023 (2023-01-31)
15 Steady  Japan Rin Iwanaga 60,960 15 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 15 Japan Kie Nakanishi October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Japan Kie Nakanishi 15 Japan Rin Iwanaga October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
16 Steady  China Li Wenmei 58,979 14 July 25, 2023 (2023-07-25) 9 China Zheng Yu January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
 China Liu Xuanxuan 14 China Li Wenmei July 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
17 Steady  Hong Kong, China Yeung Nga Ting 52,220 17 January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23) 17 Hong Kong Yeung Pui Lam January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
 Hong Kong, China Yeung Pui Lam 17 Hong Kong Yeung Nga Ting January 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
18 Steady  Indonesia Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma 51,220 13 May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16) 13 Indonesia Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16)
 Indonesia Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi 13 Indonesia Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma May 16, 2023 (2023-05-16)
19 Steady  Denmark Maiken Fruergaard 51,014 14 January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15) 14 Denmark Sara Thygesen January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
 Denmark Sara Thygesen 14 Denmark Maiken Fruergaard January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
20 Increase 1  France Margot Lambert 48,917 20 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30) 20 France Anne Tran January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
 France Anne Tran 18 France Émilie Lefel March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)

Mixed doubles

BWF World Rankings (Mixed doubles)
as of 30 January 2024[13]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Zheng Siwei 111,456 1 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) 1 China Chen Qingchen
China Huang Yaqiong
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
 China Huang Yaqiong 1 China Zheng Siwei August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
2 Steady  Japan Yuta Watanabe 93,995 1 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 1 Japan Arisa Higashino November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Arisa Higashino 1 Japan Yuta Watanabe November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  South Korea Seo Seung-jae 90,406 3 November 28, 2023 (2023-11-28) 3 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung November 28, 2023 (2023-11-28)
 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung 3 South Korea Seo Seung-jae November 28, 2023 (2023-11-28)
4 Steady  China Feng Yanzhe 88,900 3 August 1, 2023 (2023-08-01) 3 China Huang Dongping August 1, 2023 (2023-08-01)
 China Huang Dongping 1 China Wang Yilyu April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
5 Steady  China Jiang Zhenbang 84,550 5 December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12) 5 China Wei Yaxin December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
 China Wei Yaxin 5 China Jiang Zhenbang December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
6 Steady  Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 80,534 1 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07) 1 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai 1 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
7 Steady  South Korea Kim Won-ho 78,437 5 June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20) 5 South Korea Jeong Na-eun June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
 South Korea Jeong Na-eun 5 South Korea Kim Won-ho June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
8 Steady  Hong Kong, China Tang Chun Man 69,230 2 June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28) 2 Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
 Hong Kong, China Tse Ying Suet 2 Hong Kong Tang Chun Man June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
9 Steady  Malaysia Chen Tang Jie 67,578 8 December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12) 8 Malaysia Toh Ee Wei December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
 Malaysia Toh Ee Wei 8 Malaysia Chen Tang Jie December 12, 2023 (2023-12-12)
10 Steady  Denmark Mathias Christiansen 66,228 8 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 4 Denmark Christinna Pedersen October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
 Denmark Alexandra Bøje 8 Denmark Mathias Christiansen October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
11 Increase 2  Japan Hiroki Midorikawa 64,120 11 January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30) 11 Japan Natsu Saito January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
 Japan Natsu Saito 11 Japan Hiroki Midorikawa January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
12 Decrease 1  Chinese Taipei Ye Hong-wei 63,094 11 October 24, 2023 (2023-10-24) 11 Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin October 24, 2023 (2023-10-24)
 Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin 10 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
13 Decrease 1  France Thom Gicquel 58,271 5 January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03) 5 France Delphine Delrue January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
 France Delphine Delrue 5 France Thom Gicquel January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
14 Steady  Malaysia Goh Soon Huat 57,394 6 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 6 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai 6 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
15 Steady  Netherlands Robin Tabeling 56,313 8 July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18) 8 Netherlands Selena Piek July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
 Netherlands Selena Piek 8 Netherlands Robin Tabeling July 18, 2023 (2023-07-18)
16 Steady  Thailand Supak Jomkoh 54,608 10 December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20) 10 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran 10 Thailand Supak Jomkoh December 20, 2022 (2022-12-20)
17 Increase 3  Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto 54,520 10 May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02) 10 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02)
 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati 10 Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto May 2, 2023 (2023-05-02)
18 Steady  Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy 53,464 9 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 9 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 9 Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
19 Steady  Japan Kyohei Yamashita 53,349 13 December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27) 13 Japan Naru Shinoya December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
 Japan Naru Shinoya 13 Japan Kyohei Yamashita December 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
20 Decrease 3  Indonesia Dejan Ferdinansyah 53,066 14 May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30) 14 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja May 30, 2023 (2023-05-30)
 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 6 Indonesia Hafiz Faizal May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)

World team rankings

BWF World Team Rankings
as of 2 January 2024[14]
# Country Conf. Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles Sudirman Cup Thomas Cup Uber Cup Points Highest peak
Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Date
1 Steady  China BA Li Shifeng 3 1,500 Chen Yufei 2 1,500 Liang Weikeng
Wang Chang
1 1,500 Chen Qingchen
Jia Yifan
1 1,500 Zheng Siwei
Huang Yaqiong
1 1,500 1 5,000 7 1,000.0 2 2,000.0 15,500.0 1 January 2011 (2011-01)
2 Steady  South Korea BA Jeon Hyeok-jin 57 500 An Se-young 1 1,500 Kang Min-hyuk
Seo Seung-jae
3 1,500 Baek Ha-na
Lee So-hee
2 1,500 Seo Seung-jae
Chae Yoo-jung
3 1,500 2 4,000 8 1,000.0 1 2,500.0 14,000.0 1 July 2017 (2017-07)
3 Steady  Japan BA Kodai Naraoka 2 1,500 Akane Yamaguchi 3 1,500 Takuro Hoki
Yugo Kobayashi
7 1,200 Nami Matsuyama
Chiharu Shida
4 1,200 Yuta Watanabe
Arisa Higashino
2 1,500 3 3,000 3 1,500.0 3 1,500.0 12,900.0 1 October 2018 (2018-10)
4 Steady  Indonesia BA Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 4 1,200 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 7 1,200 Fajar Alfian
Muhammad Rian Ardianto
6 1,200 Apriyani Rahayu
Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti
6 1,200 Dejan Ferdinansyah
Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
14 1,000 5 2,000 2 2,000.0 5 1,000.0 10,800.0 3 October 2011 (2011-10)
5 Steady  Denmark BE Viktor Axelsen 1 1,500 Mia Blichfeldt 18 1,000 Kim Astrup
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
5 1,200 Maiken Fruergaard
Sara Thygesen
20 1,000 Mathias Christiansen
Alexandra Bøje
10 1,200 8 2,000 3 1,500.0 7 1,000.0 10,400.0 2 January 2012 (2012-01)
6 Steady  India BA Prannoy H. S. 8 1,200 P. V. Sindhu 11 1,000 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Chirag Shetty
2 1,500 Treesa Jolly
Gayatri Gopichand
19 1,000 Rohan Kapoor
Sikki Reddy
40 500 11 1,500 1 2,500.0 8 1,000.0 10,200.0 5 July 2023 (2023-07)
7 Steady  Malaysia BA Lee Zii Jia 11 1,000 Goh Jin Wei 31 750 Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
4 1,200 Pearly Tan
Thinaah Muralitharan
12 1,000 Chen Tang Jie
Toh Ee Wei
9 1,200 3 3,000 5 1,000.0 9 750.0 9,900.0 5 October 2022 (2022-10)
8 Steady  Thailand BA Kunlavut Vitidsarn 7 1,200 Ratchanok Intanon 13 1,000 Supak Jomkoh
Kittinupong Kedren
33 500 Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Rawinda Prajongjai
10 1,200 Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Sapsiree Taerattanachai
6 1,200 5 2,000 9 750.0 3 1,500.0 9,350.0 4 October 2013 (2013-10)
9 Steady  Chinese Taipei BA Chou Tien-chen 14 1,000 Tai Tzu-ying 4 1,200 Lee Yang
Wang Chi-lin
10 1,200 Lee Chia-hsin
Teng Chun-hsun
23 500 Ye Hong-wei
Lee Chia-hsin
12 1,000 7 2,000 6 1,000.0 6 1,000.0 8,900.0 5 July 2018 (2018-07)
10 Steady  France BE Toma Junior Popov 25 750 Qi Xuefei 58 500 Lucas Corvée
Ronan Labar
36 500 Margot Lambert
Anne Tran
22 500 Thom Gicquel
Delphine Delrue
11 1,000 9 1,500 10 750.0 14 675.0 6,175.0 10 July 2023 (2023-07)
11 Steady  Canada BPA Brian Yang 26 750 Michelle Li 24 750 Adam Dong
Nyl Yakura
34 500 Catherine Choi
Josephine Wu
28 500 Ty Alexander Lindeman
Josephine Wu
29 500 13 1,500 14 675.0 10 750.0 5,925.0 11 July 2023 (2023-07)
12 Increase 2  Hong Kong BA Lee Cheuk Yiu 17 1,000 Lo Sin Yan 84 500 Law Cheuk Him
Yeung Shing Choi
109 125 Yeung Nga Ting
Yeung Pui Lam
21 500 Tang Chun Man
Tse Ying Suet
8 1,200 5 1,250 7 467.5 6 600.0 5,642.5 9 July 2014 (2014-07)
13 Decrease 1  Germany BE Kai Schäfer 77 500 Yvonne Li 27 750 Mark Lamsfuß
Marvin Seidel
24 500 Linda Efler
Isabel Lohau
32 500 Mark Lamsfuß
Isabel Lohau
30 500 13 1,350 12 750.0 12 750.0 5,600.0 7 October 2011 (2011-10)
14 Decrease 1  Singapore BA Loh Kean Yew 10 1,200 Yeo Jia Min 22 750 Andy Kwek
Loh Kean Hean
86 250 Jin Yujia
Crystal Wong
35 500 Terry Hee
Jessica Tan
22 500 10 1,500 13 675.0 5,375.0 9 October 2014 (2014-10)
15 Steady  United States BPA Howard Shu 76 500 Beiwen Zhang 9 1,200 Vinson Chiu
Joshua Yuan
50 500 Annie Xu
Kerry Xu
31 500 Vinson Chiu
Jennie Gai
31 500 2 800 15 675.0 13 675.0 5,350.0 14 October 2011 (2011-10)
16 Steady  England BE Harry Huang 112 250 Freya Redfearn 132 250 Ben Lane
Sean Vendy
20 1,000 Chloe Birch
Lauren Smith
38 500 Marcus Ellis
Lauren Smith
28 500 14 1,350 11 750.0 4,600.0 10 July 2019 (2019-07)
17 Increase 3  Brazil BPA Ygor Coelho 47 750 Juliana Viana Vieira 53 500 Fabrício Farias
Davi Silva
62 250 Sânia Lima
Juliana Viana Vieira
50 500 Davi Silva
Sânia Lima
46 500 3 750 2 400.0 3 375.0 4,025.0 17 January 2024 (2024-01)
18 Increase 1  Australia BO Nathan Tang 155 250 Tiffany Ho 96 500 Rizky Hidayat
Frengky Wijaya Putra
127 125 Setyana Mapasa
Angela Yu
41 500 Kenneth Choo
Gronya Somerville
44 500 15 1,350 15 675.0 3,900.0 16 October 2017 (2017-10)
19 Decrease 1  Spain BE Pablo Abián 68 500 Carolina Marín 5 1,200 Ruben García
Carlos Piris
102 125 Clara Azurmendi
Beatriz Corrales
81 250 Ruben García
Lucía Rodríguez
141 125 7 875 11 750.0 3,825.0 14 April 2023 (2023-04)
20 Decrease 2  Netherlands BE Mark Caljouw 52 500 Jaymie Laurens 157 250 Ruben Jille
Ties van der Lecq
58 250 Debora Jille
Cheryl Seinen
33 500 Robin Tabeling
Selena Piek
16 1,000 6 1,135 3,635.0 11 January 2020 (2020-01)
21 Steady  Scotland BE Joshua Apiliga 460 100 Kirsty Gilmour 25 750 Alexander Dunn
Adam Hall
31 500 Julie MacPherson
Ciara Torrance
45 500 Adam Hall
Julie MacPherson
43 500 5 1,135 3,485.0 19 January 2023 (2023-01)
22 Increase 1  Egypt BCA Adham Hatem Elgamal 137 250 Nour Ahmed Youssri 129 250 Adham Hatem Elgamal
Ahmed Salah
214 50 Nour Ahmed Youssri
Doha Hany
228 50 Adham Hatem Elgamal
Doha Hany
74 250 16 1,350 2 300.0 16 675.0 3,175.0 18 October 2022 (2022-10)
23 Increase 2  Mexico BPA Luis Ramón Garrido 120 500 Vanessa Garcia 91 500 Job Castillo
Luis Montoya
56 250 Haramara Gaitán
Sabrina Solís
67 250 Luis Montoya
Miriam Rodríguez
55 250 4 700 3 375.0 5 312.5 3137.5 21 October 2016 (2016-10)
24 Decrease 2  Bulgaria BE Dimitar Yanakiev 216 100 Kaloyana Nalbantova 76 500 Ivan Rusev
Iliyan Stoynov
106 125 Gabriela Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva
18 1,000 Iliyan Stoynov
Hristomira Popovska
81 250 5 1,135 3,110.0 16 July 2018 (2018-07)
25 Decrease 1  Guatemala BPA Kevin Cordón 42 750 Nikté Sotomayor 101 250 Aníbal Marroquín
Jonathan Solís
91 250 Diana Corleto Soto
Nikté Sotomayor
99 250 Jonathan Solís
Diana Corleto Soto
111 125 5 625 5 312.5 4 350.0 2,912.5 22 January 2023 (2023-01)

Year-end number one players

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

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Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
2008 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Hong Kong Zhou Mi Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
2009 China Wang Yihan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2010 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Wang Xin Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2011 China Wang Yihan China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2012 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
2013 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2014 China Chen Long South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2015 China Chen Long Spain Carolina Marín South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2016 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2017 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2018 Japan Kento Momota Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2019 Japan Kento Momota China Chen Yufei China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2020 Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
2021 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
2022 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Japan Akane Yamaguchi Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2023 South Korea An Se-young China Liang Weikeng
China Wang Chang
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
No. 1 during every week of the year

Number one ranked players timeline

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since 1 October 2009 (active players in light yellow, and current number 1 players are marked in bold):

Last updated: January 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)

NOTE: BWF froze the World Rankings from 18 March 2020 to 2 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Men's singles

Women's singles

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 China Zhao Tingting 1 October 2009 4 November 2009 5 5
China Zhang Yawen
2 China Cheng Shu 5 November 2009 18 November 2009 2 2
China Zhao Yunlei
3 China Du Jing 19 November 2009 25 November 2009 1 (1)
China Yu Yang
4 China Ma Jin 26 November 2009 27 January 2010 9 (9)
China Wang Xiaoli
China Du Jing 28 January 2010 24 March 2010 8 9
China Yu Yang
China Ma Jin 25 March 2010 29 September 2010 27 36
China Wang Xiaoli
5 Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing 30 September 2010 27 April 2011 30 30
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
6 China Wang Xiaoli 28 April 2011 19 September 2012 73 (73)
China Yu Yang
7 China Tian Qing 20 September 2012 13 March 2013 25 (25)
China Zhao Yunlei
China Wang Xiaoli 14 March 2013 28 May 2014 63 136
China Yu Yang
8 China Bao Yixin 29 May 2014 29 October 2014 22 22
China Tang Jinhua
9 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 30 October 2014 26 November 2014 4 (4)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Tian Qing 27 November 2014 1 April 2015 18 43
China Zhao Yunlei
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 2 April 2015 16 December 2015 37 (41)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10 China Luo Ying 17 December 2015 16 March 2016 13 13
China Luo Yu
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 17 March 2016 25 October 2017 84 (125)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11 China Chen Qingchen 26 October 2017 8 November 2017 2 (2)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 9 November 2017 22 November 2017 2 127
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Chen Qingchen 23 November 2017 20 June 2018 30 (32)
China Jia Yifan
12 Japan Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2018 4 July 2018 2 (2)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 5 July 2018 8 August 2018 5 (37)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 9 August 2018 29 April 2019 38 (40)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
13 Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 April 2019 22 July 2019 12 (12)
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 23 July 2019 29 July 2019 1 (41)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 July 2019 11 November 2019 15 27
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 12 November 2019 18 November 2019 1 (42)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 19 November 2019 1 February 2021 18 (55)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 2 February 2021 20 December 2021 46 88
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 21 December 2021 3 October 2022 41 (96)
China Jia Yifan
14 South Korea Kim So-yeong 4 October 2022 18 October 2022 3 3
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
China Chen Qingchen 25 October 2022 66 162
China Jia Yifan

Mixed doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 South Korea Lee Yong-dae 1 October 2009 20 January 2010 16 (16)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2 China Zheng Bo 21 January 2010 10 March 2010 7 7
China Ma Jin
3 Indonesia Nova Widianto 11 March 2010 24 March 2010 2 (2)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 25 March 2010 21 April 2010 4 (20)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
Indonesia Nova Widianto 22 April 2010 26 May 2010 5 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 27 May 2010 23 June 2010 4 24
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
4 Denmark Thomas Laybourn 24 June 2010 30 June 2010 1 (1)
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Indonesia Nova Widianto 1 July 2010 25 August 2010 8 (15)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
5 Poland Robert Mateusiak 26 August 2010 1 September 2010 1 1
Poland Nadieżda Zięba
Indonesia Nova Widianto 2 September 2010 3 November 2010 9 24
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
Denmark Thomas Laybourn 4 November 2010 2 February 2011 13 14
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
6 China Zhang Nan 3 February 2011 15 August 2012 80 (80)
China Zhao Yunlei
7 China Xu Chen 16 August 2012 18 September 2013 57 57
China Ma Jin
China Zhang Nan 19 September 2013 1 April 2015 80 (160)
China Zhao Yunlei
8 Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen 2 April 2015 8 April 2015 1 1
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
China Zhang Nan 9 April 2015 21 September 2016 76 236
China Zhao Yunlei
9 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 22 September 2016 21 December 2016 13 13
South Korea Kim Ha-na
10 China Zheng Siwei 22 December 2016 11 April 2018 68 (68)
China Chen Qingchen
11 China Wang Yilyu 12 April 2018 25 April 2018 2 (2)
China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Siwei 26 April 2018 2 May 2018 1 69
China Chen Qingchen
12 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 3 May 2018 20 June 2018 7 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
China Wang Yilyu 21 June 2018 11 July 2018 3 5
China Huang Dongping
Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 12 July 2018 8 August 2018 4 11
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
13 China Zheng Siwei 9 August 2018 6 December 2021 129 (129)
China Huang Yaqiong
14 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 7 December 2021 20 June 2022 28 (28)
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
China Zheng Siwei 21 June 2022 15 August 2022 8 (137)
China Huang Yaqiong
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 16 August 2022 7 November 2022 12 (40)
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
15 Japan Yuta Watanabe 8 November 2022 14 November 2022 1 1
Japan Arisa Higashino
China Zheng Siwei 15 November 2022 28 November 2022 2 (139)
China Huang Yaqiong
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 29 November 2022 12 December 2022 2 42
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
China Zheng Siwei 13 December 2022 58 197
China Huang Yaqiong

Players with highest career rank 2–5