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Andy Murray left behind Nadal and is the New Number Two

Written by Matt Stevens   
Monday, 17 August 2009 21:37

Murray left behind Nadal and is the New Number Two - BSN SportsHaving awarded the title of the Montreal Masters, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal was able to move in the ATP ranking and became the first British tennis player who is positioned as the number two in the world.

Murray defeated in straight sets to Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro to claim his fifth title of the season and second in the Masters Series.

His total score is 9250 against 8665's Spanish Nadal, who after eight weeks of inactivity and reappeared in Montreal fell to Del Potro in the quarterfinals.

Nadal, who defended the title at the Canadian tournament, is now number three in the world, then appear as the first between August 2008 and June 2009.

The Swiss Roger Federer, who fell before the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals in Montreal, continues to head the rankings released on Monday.

The other novelty among the top 10 was the rise of Spanish Fernando Verdasco of 11-10, supplanting the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, now 12.

In the WTA rankings, Russian Dinara Safina is kept to the front. Americans will escort the sisters Serena and Venus Williams.

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