What is the Unified Rankings?

It is an attempt to create a consisten ranking list, going as far back as possible (currently starting in January 1990). It is not meant to be a replacement or correction of any of the existing BWF/IBF ranking lists, rather an example of how a uniform ranking list for the last 30 years could potentially have looked. It is also experimental, and subject to changes and adjustments.

How is that achieved?

All tournaments have been categorized according to the current (2018-2021) ranking regulations and the points have been (re)calculated according to those categories

What's the difference?

For tournaments post-2018 there is no difference. For tournaments pre-2018, there will be some difference, as the amount of points awarded in each tournament may differ compared to the official ranking lists. Before 2009 there is of course no official BWF ranking list, but the Unified Rankings are still calculated in exactly the same way. The only slight difference is that for calculating the rankings of the players only the 8 best results are used (compared to the 10 used in the current official rankings). This is to compensate for the fact that players usually played much fewer tournaments before 2009.

Unified Rankings

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Rank Players Country Category Points
1 Kento MOMOTAJapan MS 109118
2 Viktor AXELSENDenmark MS 98486
3 Anders ANTONSENDenmark MS 94875
4 CHOU Tien ChenChinese Taipei MS 89828
5 Anthony Sinisuka GINTINGIndonesia MS 82182
6 CHEN LongChina MS 78440
7 Jonatan CHRISTIEIndonesia MS 74770
8 LEE Zii JiaMalaysia MS 69389
9 NG Ka Long AngusHong Kong MS 69270
10 SHI YuqiChina MS 64741
11 WANG Tzu WeiChinese Taipei MS 63393
12 Rasmus GEMKEDenmark MS 61070
13 SAI PRANEETH B.India MS 58567
14 Kanta TSUNEYAMAJapan MS 58405
15 KIDAMBI SrikanthIndia MS 56499
16 Kenta NISHIMOTOJapan MS 54233
17 LEE Cheuk YiuHong Kong MS 53961
18 Kantaphon WANGCHAROENThailand MS 53571
19 LIN DanChina MS 50670
20 Shesar Hiren RHUSTAVITOIndonesia MS 50400
21 Jan O JORGENSENDenmark MS 47664
22 Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUSDenmark MS 47358
23 Lakshya SENIndia MS 47047
24 Kunlavut VITIDSARNThailand MS 46348
25 Sitthikom THAMMASINThailand MS 46257
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