Andy Murray Narrows Gap to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in ATP Rankings

Updated: 11 July 2016 20:56 IST

Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic to win his second Wimbledon title while World No.1 suffered a shock loss to Sam Querrey in the third at the All England Club

Andy Murray Narrows Gap to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in ATP Rankings
Andy Murray celebrates after beating Canada's Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon men's singles final. © AFP

London:

Andy Murray's Wimbledon title allowed him to make a dent on Monday in the still-substantial gap in the ATP rankings between him and World No.1 Novak Djokovic, last year's champion at the All England Club.

Entering Wimbledon, Djokovic had nearly twice as many points as World No.2 Murray, 16,950 to 8,915. But after Djokovic's loss in the third round, and Murray's third Grand Slam trophy, the margin is 15,040 to 10,195.

Serena Williams' seventh title at Wimbledon and record-tying 22nd at a Grand Slam tournament kept her at No.1 in the WTA rankings, while runner-up Angelique Kerber jumped two spots to No.2.

The 34-year-old Williams, the oldest No.1 in WTA history, has held the top spot since February 2013.

Garbine Muguruza, who beat Williams in the French Open final but lost in Wimbledon's second round, fell from No.2 to No.3.

Williams' sister Venus moved up one spot to No.7 after reaching her first major semifinal since the 2010 US Open. At 36, she was the oldest woman to make it to the final four at a Grand Slam tournament since Martina Navratilova was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.

There was little movement in the men's top 10.

Roger Federer stayed at No.3, and Rafael Nadal at No.4. Tomas Berdych, who lost to Murray in the semifinals, went from No.9 to No.8, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten by the eventual champion in the quarterfinals, moved up two spots to No.10.

Lucas Pouille's run to his first major quarterfinal put him at a career-best No.21, a rise of nine places.

Highlights
  • Andy Murray closes gap on Novak Djokovic in ATP rankings
  • Murray won the Wimbledon title while Djokovic lost in 3rd round
  • Wimbledon runner-up Kerber jumped 2 spots to No.2 in WTA rankings
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