Andy Murray’s run to the quarter-final at the China Open has seen him jump more than 200 places in the latest ATP Rankings while Novak Djokovic has increased his lead at the top.
Having been forced to spend the bulk of the season on the sidelines after undergoing a career-saving hip operation at the start of the year, Murray fell to outside the world 500.
However, the former world No 1 produced some impressive tennis at the China Open last week as he reached the last eight before losing to eventual winner Dominic Thiem.
And his Beijing run has helped to climb 214 places in the rankings as he goes from No 503 to No 289.
Next up for Murray is the Shanghai Masters where he will face Juan Ignacio Londero from Argentina in the first round. If he gets through that match then he will be back in the top 250 at a minimum in next week’s rankings.
At the top, Djokovic now has a handy 1,140 point buffer to second-placed Rafael Nadal on the back of his Japan Open success with Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem completing the top five.
Djokovic is now also third in terms of number of weeks spent at the top with 271 weeks as he has moved ahead of Ivan Lendl with only Federer (310) and Pete Sampras (286) ahead of him.
Top 20 ATP Rankings
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 10,365 pts
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 9,225
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7,130
4. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 4,965
5. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,915
6. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,185
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) 3,630
8. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,040
9. Karen Khachanov (Russia) 2,945
10. Roberto Bautista (Spain) 2,575
11. Gael Monfils (France) 2,375
12. Fabio Fognini (Italy) 2,280
13. Matteo Berrettini (Italy) 2,221
14. David Goffin (Belgium) 2,190 (+1)
15. Borna Coric (Croatia) 2,130 (-1)
16. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 1,995
17. John Isner (United States) 1,895 (+2)
18. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 1,780
19. Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) 1,719 (+1)
20. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 1,670 (+1)
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