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Murray's rise continues after Antwerp triumph

News24
21 Oct 2019, 22:13 GMT+10

Paris - Former world No 1 Andy Murray was rewarded for his victory in Antwerp at the weekend, with another dramatic rise in the ATP rankings which were released on Monday.

The Scotsman, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, climbed 116 places to 127th following his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Stan Wawrinka - his first title in two years.

Murray, who has won three Grand Slam titles and spent 41 weeks at No 1 from November 2016 to August 2017, saw his ranking slip as low as 839th in July 2018 as his injured hip threatened to end his career.

At the end of September he was ranked down at 503rd, meaning he has climbed 376 places in three weeks.

He is now expected to take a break as his wife waits for the birth of their third child.

Novak Djokovic remains at No 1, the 273rd week in his career that he holds the top spot, with Rafael Nadal just 320 points behind.

The only change in the top 10 sees the Japanese Kei Nishikori climbing one place from ninth to eighth with the Russian Karen Khachanov slipping down in the other direction.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,545

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,225

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,950

4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,920

5. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 5,085

6. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4,425

7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,740

8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2,860

9. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,785

10. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,575

11. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,545

12. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,370

13. David Goffin (BEL) 2,280

14. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,260

15. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 1,950

16. John Isner (USA) 1,895

17. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 1,820

18. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 1,681

19. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 1,645

20. Guido Pella (ARG) 1,620

Others:

21. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1,600

106. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 519

127. Andy Murray (GBR) 442

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