Federer holds onto top spot, Murray slots in at 3

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Updated: September 12, 2012

US Open tennis champion Andy Murray achieved his highest-ever ranking as he moves to third in the men’s tennis rankings issued on Tuesday by the ATP.

The Briton, who on Monday won his first Grand Slam event after beating Novak Djokovic for the US Open, traded places with the injured Rafael Nadal. Murray has 8 570 points, while Nadal stands on 7 515.

Its been a breakthrough year for the young Brit under the guidance of former multi slam winner Ivan Lendl. Murray reached the Wimbledon mens final only to lose to Federer. Barely a few weeks later he reversed that with a comprehensive win in the gold medal match against the Swiss.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds on to his top spot with 11 805 points from Serbian Novak Djokovic, who has 10 470.


1. (1) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 11 805 points
2. (2) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 10 470
3. (4) Andy Murray, Britain, 8 570
4. (3) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 7 515
5. (5) David Ferrer, Spain, 5 915
6. (7) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4 830
7. (6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 4 520
8. (8) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 3 890
9. (9) Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 3 285
10. (10) John Isner, United States 2,610