ATP Tour

Federer back as world No 2

2015-08-24 19:23
Roger Federer (AFP)

London - Five-time winner Roger Federer will go into next week's US Open as the world No 2 after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati at the weekend.

Monday's new ATP rankings put the Swiss back in front of Britain's Andy Murray, the player he defeated in the semi-finals in Cincinnati.

It means Federer, 34, who last won the US Open in 2008, cannot meet world No 1 Djokovic until the final.

Richard Gasquet of France went up one place to No 12, replacing American John Isner, but the biggest mover was Feliciano Lopez of Spain, up five places to No 18.

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