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Murray achieves highest-ever ranking

Berlin - Olympic 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.

Britain's Andy Murray reacts after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York. Credit: Reuters

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

ATP top 10 as of September 11 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

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

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