Monday, August 17, 2009
Federer still No. 1 in ATP rankings
ESPN.com news services
MONTREAL -- Andy Murray has overtaken Rafael Nadal in the
ATP rankings, becoming the first British man to reach No. 2.
Andy Murray, reacting after his Rogers Cup triumph, is the first British man to be ranked No. 2.
Roger Federer is still No. 1 in Monday's rankings. Murray's
Rogers Cup title in Montreal last week moved him up to No. 2 for
the first time, while Nadal is now No. 3 after being ranked No. 1
from August 2008 through June 2009.
Murray took the court for Sunday's Rogers Cup final, knowing no matter what the result he would be soon be ranked No. 2 in the world.
Not satisfied having reached that goal, Murray withstood his toughest test of the tournament and defeated Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-1.
"I love winning tournaments, it's great, and every player will tell you the same thing," Murray said.
"But it's tough because I've never been to No. 2 in the world before, so that's new to me. I've won a couple of Masters Series [events] now, and it still feels great. But getting to No. 2, maybe because it's something different it means a little bit more."
The only other change in the top 10 this week is Fernando Verdasco's rise from No. 11 to No. 10, supplanting Fernando Gonzalez.
Dinara Safina remains No. 1 in the WTA rankings, followed by No.
2 Serena Williams and No. 3 Venus Williams.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.