ATP Tour

Murray consolidates 3rd place

2015-05-05 12:43
Andy Murray (AFP)

Paris - Andy Murray's clay-court win in the Munich Open on Monday helped the Scot strengthen his grip on third place in the updated ATP rankings.

The 27-year-old claimed the first clay-court title of his career by seeing off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tough three-setter 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) in just over three hours in the rain-delayed final.

He became the first British player to win an ATP clay-court tournament since Englishman Christopher "Buster" Mottram in April 1976.

On Sunday, Roger Federer clinched his 85th career title in Istanbul but remains second in the unchanged ATP rankings, still led by Novak Djokovic.

The 27-year old Serb holds the top spot for the 40th consecutive week, more than 5,000 points ahead of the Swiss while 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadael is fourth ahead of the Madrid Open.

Rankings as of May 4

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 13 845 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8 635

3. Andy Murray (GBR) 6 220

4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5 390

5. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 5 280

6. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5 070

7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4 960

8. David Ferrer (ESP) 4 490

9. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 3 495

10. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3 405

11. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2 985

12. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 2 380

13. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2 255

14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2 045

15. Gal Monfils (FRA) 2 020

16. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1 985

17. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1 960

18. John Isner (USA) 1 765

19. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1 765

20. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 1 730

Read more on:    atp  |  andy murray  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.