After winning the All England title last week, Chen Long has cemented his place as the world's top player, ahead of Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen.
The Chinese ace has now been ranked number one for the last 12 weeks, while Lin Dan moved up to third place on the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
Young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth returned to fourth place, his career best.
Lee Chong Wei has dropped to his lowest ranking since 2007 having not played a competitive tournament in almost five months and slipped from third to eighth.
Even though they lost in the first round in Birmingham, South Korean pair Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong reatined their top rank ahead of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.