Andy Murray Back into the ATP Top 10

After Andy Murray reached his first ever grand slam quarter final at Wimbledon last week he risen again into the world’s top 10 players. On the latest ATP rankings he his placed in 9th position after rising 2 places from 11th. He overtook Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and his 4th round Wimbledon opponent Richard Gasquet.

Roger Federer remains the number 1 on the rankings, despite not winning a grand slam yet this year. The gap is now only 545 point between Nadal and Federer, and if Nadal can improve on a fairly poor hard court season last year he will overtake Federer.

Brit Chris Eaton, who reached the second round at Wimbledon climbed over 200 places to 405th in the world.

ATP Rankings
  Player Country Points
1 Roger Federer (SUI) 6600
2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6055
3 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4945
4 David Ferrer (ESP) 3045
5 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 2970
6 Andy Roddick (USA) 2065
7 David Nalbandian (ARG) 2030
8 James Blake (USA) 1975
9 Andy Murray (GBR) 1805
10 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 1760
11 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 1515
12 Radek Stepanek (CZE) 1430

Look for Murray to really make a climb up the rankings in the next 2 months, players directly above him have many points to defend in the next 2 months and Murray has very little defend as he was just returning from wrist injury last year. This should ensure that Andy Murray will be in the top 8 for the US open which will give Murray a favourable draw. If Andy Murray can step up his game in the two up coming master’s events and US open then the Scot will be getting close to a top 5 place.

Andy Murray is also up to 8th in the ATP race, the top 8 players in these rankings at the end of the year will qualify for the Masters Cup in London.

ATP RACE
  Player Country Points
1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 955
2 Roger Federer (SUI) 685
3 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 649
4 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 371
5 David Ferrer (ESP) 299
6 Andy Roddick (USA) 240
7 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 238
8 Andy Murray (GBR) 235
9 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 221
10 James Blake (USA) 216
11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 200
12 Radek Stepanek (CZE) 178