BWF World Ranking

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]

OverviewEdit

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 116,000.[1][5][6]

Points systemEdit

Points system used are as follows:[5]

2007–2017 systemEdit

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–present systemEdit

Since 2018, BWF has started 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 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) 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.

Player rankingsEdit

Players in their highest peak are marked in light yellow.

World team rankingsEdit

BWF World Team Rankings
as of 7 January 2020[12]
# Country Confederation Points
1     China BA 12,200
2     Japan BA 11,500
3     Indonesia BA 8,850
4     Thailand BA 8,100
5   1   Chinese Taipei BA 7,700
6   1   South Korea BA 7,550
7     Malaysia BA 7,150
8     Denmark BE 6,200
9   1   India BA 5,700
10   1   Hong Kong BA 5,400
11   1   Netherlands BE 4,950
12   2   Germany BE 4,925
13   3   England BE 4,500
14   2   Canada BPA 4,450
15     Russia BE 4,250
16     France BE 3,975
17     Singapore BA 3,650
18     United States BPA 3,350
19   2   Vietnam BA 2,800
20   1   Australia BO 2,725

Year-end number one playersEdit

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

Number one ranked players timelineEdit

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: 4 January 2022

NOTE: BWF has frozen the World Rankings from 17 March 2020 to 1 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1   Zhao Tingting 1 October 2009 4 November 2009 5 5
  Zhang Yawen
2   Cheng Shu 5 November 2009 18 November 2009 2 2
  Zhao Yunlei
3   Du Jing 19 November 2009 25 November 2009 1 (1)
  Yu Yang
4   Ma Jin 26 November 2009 27 January 2010 9 (9)
  Wang Xiaoli
  Du Jing 28 January 2010 24 March 2010 8 9
  Yu Yang
  Ma Jin 25 March 2010 29 September 2010 27 36
  Wang Xiaoli
5   Cheng Wen-hsing 30 September 2010 27 April 2011 30 30
  Chien Yu-chin
6   Wang Xiaoli 28 April 2011 19 September 2012 73 (73)
  Yu Yang
7   Tian Qing 20 September 2012 13 March 2013 25 (25)
  Zhao Yunlei
  Wang Xiaoli 14 March 2013 28 May 2014 63 136
  Yu Yang
8   Bao Yixin 29 May 2014 29 October 2014 22 22
  Tang Jinhua
9   Misaki Matsutomo 30 October 2014 26 November 2014 4 (4)
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Tian Qing 27 November 2014 1 April 2015 18 43
  Zhao Yunlei
  Misaki Matsutomo 2 April 2015 16 December 2015 37 (41)
  Ayaka Takahashi
10   Luo Ying 17 December 2015 16 March 2016 13 13
  Luo Yu
  Misaki Matsutomo 17 March 2016 25 October 2017 84 (125)
  Ayaka Takahashi
11   Chen Qingchen 26 October 2017 8 November 2017 2 (2)
  Jia Yifan
  Misaki Matsutomo 9 November 2017 22 November 2017 2 127
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Chen Qingchen 23 November 2017 20 June 2018 30 (32)
  Jia Yifan
12   Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2018 4 July 2018 2 (2)
  Sayaka Hirota
  Chen Qingchen 5 July 2018 8 August 2018 5 (37)
  Jia Yifan
  Yuki Fukushima 9 August 2018 29 April 2019 38 (40)
  Sayaka Hirota
13   Mayu Matsumoto 30 April 2019 22 July 2019 12 (12)
  Wakana Nagahara
  Yuki Fukushima 23 July 2019 29 July 2019 1 (41)
  Sayaka Hirota
  Mayu Matsumoto 30 July 2019 11 November 2019 15 27
  Wakana Nagahara
  Yuki Fukushima 12 November 2019 18 November 2019 1 (42)
  Sayaka Hirota
  Chen Qingchen 19 November 2019 1 February 2021 18 (55)
  Jia Yifan
  Yuki Fukushima 2 February 2021 20 December 2021 46 88
  Sayaka Hirota
  Chen Qingchen 21 December 2021 3 58
  Jia Yifan

Mixed doublesEdit

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

Players with highest career rank 2–5Edit

Last update: 26 October 2021

The following is a list of players who were ranked world no. 5 or higher but not no. 1 in the period since the introduction of the BWF computer rankings (active players in purple):

ReferencesEdit

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